THE Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has named the state finalists for the 2018 People’s Choice: Retail Travel Agency of the Year category in its National Travel Industry Awards.
New Farm Travel is the finalist for Qld; Chris Watson Travel for NSW; Weston Cruise & Travel for ACT; Destination HQ Beaumaris for Vic; Home Travel Company for Tas; Kingscote Travel for SA/NT and Bicton Travel for WA.
A total of 10,519 consumers voted for their favourite accredited retail agency this year, a 32% increase on last year.
The winner will be announced at the NTIA Gala Dinner on 21 Jul at ICC Sydney.
Only a few seats remain for the gala dinner, which is shaping up to be the biggest to date.
Organisers are anticipating a turnout of 1,400 attendees, who are set to be entertained by a platinum recording artist and Aria award winner.
Several airlines will offer up $100,000 worth of prizes from the likes of Air New Zealand and the Star Alliance.