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Monday, 13 July 2009

Top travel achievers recognised


The 2009 National Travel Industry Awards gala dinner held in Sydney on Saturday night saw a number of travel businesses and professionals recognised for their excellence in the Australian travel industry.

The awards winners were:

* Travel Industry Special Recognition Award - Miles Clarke, Travel Writer
* Best Travel Consultant Retail - Debbi Ashes, Harvey World Travel - Lane Cove
* Best Travel Agency Retail Multi Location - Phil Hoffmann Travel
* Best Travel Agency Retail Single Store - Queanbeyan City Travel & Cruise
* Best Travel Consultant Corporate - Maryanne Osborne, The Travel Authority Crows Nest
* Best Travel Agency Corporate Multi Location - The Travel Authority
* Best Travel Agency Corporate Single Store - Travelforce - Sydney
* Best National Travel Management Company - Corporate Travel Management
* Best Innovation in Marketing - Retail Agency - Phil Hoffmann Travel
* Best Travel Writer - Stephen Scourfield, Travel Editor, The West Australian
* Best Registered Travel Industry Training Institution - William Angliss Institute
* Best Hotel/Resort - Australian Property - Cable Beach Club Resort
* Best Hotel/Resort Group - Club Med
* Best Agency Support Service - Travcour/Toll
* Best Tourist Office National - Tourism Queensland
* Best Tourist Office International - Singapore Tourism
* Best Car/Campervan Rental Operator - Hertz Australia
* Best Car Rental Wholesaler - Driveaway Holidays
* Best Sales Executive Industry Supplier - Julie Abbott, Emirates
Special Award of Encouragement - Nathan Baber, Driveaway Holidays
* Best Tour Operator Domestic - AAT Kings
* Best Tour Operator International - Globus
* Best Wholesaler Australian Product - Sunlover Holidays
* Best Wholesaler International Product - Creative Holidays
* Best Cruise Operator Australian Based - Princess Cruises
* Best Cruise Operator International - Princess Cruises
* Best Airline Domestic - Virgin Blue
* Best Airline International Off Line - Lufthansa German Airlines
* Best Airline International On Line - Singapore Airlines
* Best Travel Agency Group (100 outlets or more) - Flight Centre

Hall of Fame Winners

* Best Tour Operator Domestic - AAT Kings
* Best Car/Campervan Rental Operator - Hertz Australia Pty Ltd
* Best Car Rental Wholesaler - Driveaway Holidays
* Best Registered Travel Industry Training Institution - William Angliss Institute

“This year we had a record number of entries and this has brought about a great deal of competition. Be you a finalist or winner, you should be very proud of your achievement”, said AFTA chief executive, Jayson Westbury.

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