This year marks a name change for The Australian Travel Awards, which will now be known more simply as The Travel Awards.
Following November’s inaugural travel industry recognition program, the hugely successful awards generated nearly 300 entries as well as attracting 500 travel industry heavyweights to its gala ceremony in Sydney.
The name change was developed to better reflect the needs of the travel industry, and to differentiate The Travel Awards from existing awards programs within the industry, such as AFTA’s National Travel Industry Awards.
Dan Uglow, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly and co-founder of its parent company, The Misfits, said: “With this name change, we believe the awards will appeal to a broader range of the travel industry and generate greater harmony throughout.”
AFTA chief executive Jayson Westbury said: “AFTA welcomes the name change, as this provides a clear differentiation between the National Travel Industry Awards and The Travel Awards to ensure that everyone involved in awards in the Australian Travel Industry can easily identify and recognise the different award programs.”
The Travel Awards will be held in Sydney in late November and will be officially launched in coming months.
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