Community Work

National Travel Industry Awards

The AFTA NTIA recognises and rewards excellence in the Australian travel industry, through a process which includes nominating, voting and judging candidates, culminating in the announcement of the winners at a Gala Awards Dinner.

I feel privileged to have been selected to be involved on the judging panels for these prestigious awards and have done so for the last 4 years. I spend 4 days judging various awards each year in addition to providing feedback to allow continual improvement to the criteria and the process.

It is a very satisfying process to see companies and individuals grow from strength to strength and be recognised for this and I feel honoured to play a small part in that process of evaluation.

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CATO is the representative body for wholesale tour operators who supply travel and tour packages to domestic and international destinations.

CATO acts as a representative body for its members and is in regular contact lobbying both State and Federal Governments on issues that include Licensing, GST, Travel Advisories, and Consumer Affairs.

CATO has established a Code of Ethics for members to consider in their dealings with the public, travel agents, carriers, other principals and fellow members.

While Tour Operators have a professional affiliation with Retail Travel Agents, their independence allows CATO to focus squarely on the specific issues related to them and their particular network.

I have been involved on the CATO Committee for 2 years representing the interests of Tourism Boards

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CLIA host annually the Australasian Cruise Industry’s ‘night of nights’, the Cruise Industry Awards Australasia, the CLIAs. The awards are now in their 17th year

Celebrating the industry’s success with 20 awards being presented throughout the night.

As a key partner in the awards, I was invited to judge as part of a selected panel in 2018 several categories of awards.

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Woman in Travel Judging

Woman in Travel Awards is a program that has been running for three years and recognises those exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas and celebrates their invaluable contribution through their leadership, innovation and courage to their industry. Entries in the 18 categories, which span the travel industry, are open to women at any level of their business, from chief executive to new starters, and are judged by a panel of top female executives.

I have been part of that panel of judging for two years and assess entries in specific categories.

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