The AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) is an industry accreditation scheme that sets the benchmark of quality for the travel industry.
AFTA is committed, through ATAS, to elevating travel industry standards in Australia by driving increased and continued participation by travel intermediaries in ATAS and raising consumer awareness of the benefits of booking travel through an ATAS accredited agent.
The accreditation scheme is open to all travel intermediaries (those that buy and sell travel) and benchmarks applicants against a range of criteria.
Those that meet the requirements are awarded national accreditation and receive the right to use the 'ATAS - travel accredited' branding, a symbol of quality and professionalism.
Through this third party industry endorsement, ATAS provides a strong platform for consumer recognition of professional conduct and business ethics, and can strengthen a business’s reputation and value proposition to the customer.
3 key benefits of being ATAS accredited:
- Be relevant: ATAS participants receive national industry accreditation backed by AFTA. Participants receive an ATAS Certificate of Accreditation and number to acknowledge successful compliance with the accreditation scheme.
- Be competitive: Accredited agents receive the right to use the "ATAS - travel accredited" symbol, a mark of industry quality.
- Be known: AFTA is committed to increasing consumer awareness of the ATAS accreditation scheme and the benefits of booking through an ATAS - accredited travel provider. By becoming accredited you’re ensuring your business has a strong platform for consumer recognition.