After almost 20 years, the National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) are leaving Sydney and will be celebrated in 2023 in Melbourne in November.
The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) said it will shortly release details of the 5 inaugural NTIA Custodians representing different segments of the travel industry: Mobile / home-based network, Retail Agency, Corporate, Online, Tour Operator, Wholesaler and Cruise and Air. Revealed in November 2022, NTIA custodians will be committed to the ongoing success and relevance of the annual event. They will be involved as advisors in lending their expertise and skills to guide the celebration’s development each year. They will also be invited to attend the gala as a guest of AFTA.
Confirming the relocation of the awards night, Dean Long, AFTA CEO said “For the first time in nearly 20 years, NTIA will be leaving Sydney and are heading to Melbourne. As the premier awards for the entire country this is an important evolution.”
“AFTA wants to give all Australian travel professionals the option to participate and attend and there’s no bigger and better event than NTIA so make sure you mark 18 November in your calendar right now,” Long said.
“This year will see AFTA hold more events right around the country as we celebrate the return of Travel and engage with members and the sector.”