Tramada awarded AFTA Allied Membership
Recognition of Tramada System’s long-time support of AFTA’s NTIA program
Sydney, 15 January 2019 – Travel technology leader Tramada Systems has been recognised by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) as an Allied Member.
The new status acknowledges Tramada’s long-time support of AFTA and its highly successful National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) program.
Jayson Westbury, Chief Executive of AFTA, praised Tramada for its role in driving the travel industry forward. “AFTA’s success is built on the expertise and participation of its members, and we are very grateful to Tramada for working together with AFTA to promote our NTIA initiatives,” Jayson said.
Susan Enners, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand of Tramada Systems, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as an AFTA Allied Member. Our status as an industry partner to this esteemed group of travel agents underscores our commitment to the ongoing development of travel agents generally and AFTA specifically as the peak body representing their interests.”
This recognition supplements Tramada’s position as a Preferred Mid-Office Partner in the AFTA Chargeback Scheme (ACS). This scheme provides protection for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS)-accredited agents against consumer debit and credit card chargebacks resulting from supplier insolvency. From ACS’s introduction in 2017 Tramada partnered with AFTA to develop a customised standard report which was made available at no extra cost for all tramada® clients to help them identify the impact of a supplier insolvency. The report is easily produced and provides detail regarding clients impacted and their financial exposure.
Tramada has also been a regular NTIA Finalist since 2013 which acknowledges many initiatives that have set the standard in travel technology in the Australian travel industry; the recent breakthrough announcement regarding the integration of live NDC content exemplifies this as it allows travel agents to efficiently manage bookings regardless of source, and importantly, without adding effort to post booking processes.
Susan concluded, “Tramada has a long and proud association with AFTA and we are committed to continue to support the federation for years to come.”
Tramada Systems is a leader in travel technology that minimises the need for travel consultant manual interventions by automating all client data document production and financial transactions related to travel bookings. The tramada platform is designed by travel agents, for travel agents. It is used by over 400 travel agencies in Australia, New Zealand, and now in the USA. Cloud-based, BI-enabled and flexible, tramada meets travel businesses’ unique reporting needs and provides true freedom of choice because it works with any or all GDSs. The solution features more than 50 plug-and-play, best-of-breed applications for CRM, payments, expense management, e-marketing, itineraries and more, and integrates seamlessly with online content from multiple sources including NDC. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +61 2 8227 7333 or visit tramada.com.