The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is the peak industry body that represents the interests of travel professionals and businesses. Founded in 1957 as the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), ATIA seeks to enhance the professionalism of travel professionals through:
- the effective representation in industry and government affairs
- facilitating changes to education and training curriculum,
- providing business support through professional advice and services, and
- administration of the national travel accreditation scheme, ATAS
ATIA's role within the travel and tourism industry involves addressing major issues relating to the operation of all travel businesses in Australia, at both a State and Federal level. ATIA prides itself on being the industry watchdog that ensures the viewpoint of the agent is well represented in the media and effectively advocated for through lobbying activities.
Our mission is to enhance the professionalism of our members through their effective representation in industry and government affairs, education and training and by identifying and satisfying the needs of the travelling public.
Aside from playing an instrumental role in both Australian and global policy and promotion, ATIA also provides of a diverse range of member benefits including financial, legal, marketing, accounting, education and training.
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