NTIA 2022 – the industry night of nights honours excellence

The Australian travel industry has celebrated its post-pandemic resurgence in a glittering awards night showcasing the best of the best.

THE formal part of the 2022 National Travel Industry Awards has wrapped up tonight, with the industry honouring the support, resilience and survival of travel agencies and industry suppliers during the pandemic. The first NTIAs since 2019 saw the event return to Sydney’s International Convention Centre, with 1,200 people from across Australia celebrating together.

AFTA CEO Dean Long said it was truly a night to remember. “Events of the scale of the NTIAs 2022 celebration do not just happen..on behalf of everyone I think the hardworking AFTA team and the generous support of our sponsors for helping us realise our vision for this event”.

“Our resilient travel community is our greatest strength, and moving forward AFTA will continue our focus on harnessing the skills and expertise across our network to benefit our industry, our clients and our businesses,” Long added.

The full list of winners is below.

  • Rookie of the Year – Bella King, AMEX Global Business Travel
  • Most Outstanding Travel Consultant Leisure – Emily Kadinski, itravel Carlingford
  • Most Outstanding Travel Consultant Corporate – Lynette Wells, AMEX Global Business Travel
  • Most Outstanding Travel Industry Training Institution – CLIA Australasia
  • Most Outstanding Employee Engagement and Recruitment Program – AMEX Global Business Travel
  • Travel Consultant Scholarship – Kristy Moore, Travel Moore
  • Most Outstanding Wholesaler – Creative Cruising
  • Most Outstanding Tour Operator – Chimu Adventures
  • Sustainability Award – Agency – Reho Travel
  • Sustainability Award – Supplier – Air New Zealand
  • Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign – Agency – Ignite Travel Group – MyCruises
  • Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign – Supplier – Norwegian Cruise Line Walk for Wellness
  • Most Outstanding Consumer Travel Journalist – Fiona Carruthers
  • Most Outstanding Industry Support – Accommodation – Quest Apartment Hotels
  • Most Outstanding Industry Support – Air – Singapore Airlines
  • Most Outstanding Industry Support – Cruise – Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Most Popular Travel Support Service – Amadeus
  • Most Popular Tourism Office – Singapore Tourism Board
  • Most Outstanding Sales Executive – Land Supply – Dylan Hearne, Backroads Global Touring
  • Most Outstanding Sales Executive – Air – Nicole Laurie, Delta Air Lines
  • Most Outstanding Sales Executive – Cruise – Tenille Hunt, Quark Expeditions
  • Most Outstanding Travel Agency Manager – Jacinta Blundell, Helloworld Travel Buderim & Caboolture
  • Most Outstanding Mobile/ Home Based Travel Advisor – Rose Febo, TravelManagers
  • Most Outstanding Travel Agency – Leisure – Helloworld Travel Mackay, Mt Pleasant & Townsville
  • People’s Choice Award – TravLin Travel
  • Most Outstanding Online Travel Agency – MyCruises
  • Most Outstanding Mobile Advisor Network – TravelManagers Australia
  • Most Outstanding Travel Management Company – Corporate Travel Management
  • Most Outstanding Non Branded Agency Group – Travellers Choice
  • Most Outstanding Travel Agency Group – Flight Centre Travel Group

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