31 October ATIA continues international work October 31, 2023 By Amanda Rixon Media Release 0 ITB Asia kicked off on Wednesday with over 1,838 international exhibitors and with the theme “Accelerating Growth: Paving the Way for New Opportunities in Travel & Tourism” as attendees discuss topics critical to the future of MICE, corporate travel, leisure travel, and travel technology. ATIA’s presence at ITB is just part of the important international activity throughout the year which also includes onging and active participation in core group the World Travel Agents Association (WTAAA). WTAAA interacts with travel supplier partners representing all aspects of travel agency distribution from airlines, to hoteliers, to cruise lines, to GDSs and other technology providers, to government entities and more – lobbying key issues on behalf of its members. This includes interceding on IATA matters by participating in multiple related IATA forums impacting the travel agency distribution channel. WTAAA represents 11 regional market associations across the globe with regional and direct member associations in 67 countries worldwide. WTAAA members account for more than 70% of global airline sales through the travel agency channel. Part of Dean’s attendance at ITB Asia involved hosting a panel exploring the lifecycle of travel experiences. Joining him on the panel were Wen Ciu Lee, Head of Operations APAC, Tui Musement; Nicholas Lim, CEO-Asia, The Travel Corporation; Taro Amornched, Co-founder and CEO, TakeMeTour; and Rhydian James, CCO Discova. Quotes attributable to ATIA CEO Dean long "ATIA’s work at a global level helps shape the landscape for the benefit of our members and, while the detail is often so granular that it’s doesn’t feature in our regular member updates, it is important.” “Attending significant conferences and conventions such as ITB Asia, which prides itself on being a cradle for Travel’s cutting-edge trends, matters both from a leadership and relationship building level.” “While the Aussie contingent was small, it was lovely to catch up with the ATIA allies and members in attendance.” Related Articles Travel has a new home – the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) The Australian Travel Industry has a new peak industry body representing travel agents and advisors, tour operators, consolidators and wholesalers replacing the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) effective today. ATIA Seeks Member Input to Shape Workforce Development Strategy The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) has launched the “Skills and Workforce Survey” to gather comprehensive insights from members. ATIA Canberra-bound in strong support for Australian Travel With Parliament sitting again this week, The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is Canberra-bound to lobby across a number of key areas for its members and the future success of the Australian travel industry. Two networking events announced for Friday welcome function for NTIA 2023 This year’s National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) extravaganza will kick-off on Friday 17th November with two key networking celebrations, sponsored by CVFR Consolidation Services and Viking. ATIA tells Senate inquiry a revolution is needed With international fares from Sydney in 2023 up to 99% higher than pre-COVID, and a lack of competition and capacity, the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) has told the Senate Committee Inquiry into Bilateral Air Service Agreements a revolution rather than a recalibration of Australia’s aviation industry is needed to ensure consumers are better supported. ATIA’s asks reflected in main Senate Inquiry Report Many of the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA)’s recommendations to the Senate Select Committee’s Inquiry into Commonwealth Bilateral Air Service Agreements on how Australia’s aviation industry can be reformed to better support consumers have been accepted. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.