What is ATAS?

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When planning a trip, the ATAS symbol tells you the travel agencies and tour operators you’re dealing with are credible, well-trained and professional. They’ve met strict criteria to become nationally accredited, so you can book with them knowing you’re in the safe hands of one of the best in the business.

ATAS Accredited Travel Agents are experts who can provide access to a huge variety of products and destinations across Australia and the world, as well as the best suppliers and first-to-market offers. They provide a friendly, hassle-free, convenient travel experience, from beginning to end.

ATAS Accredited Tour operators are knowledgeable professionals who specialise in planning and organising tours. They have extensive knowledge of the destinations, attractions, and local customs. Their expertise can help you make the most of your experience on your holiday, ensuring you visit the must-see places and experience the best activities whilst they take care of the logistics of transport and accommodation.

ATAS (Australian Travel Accreditation Scheme) is administered by the industry association, the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). Agents and operators with ATAS accreditation are required to conduct business in compliance with Australian Consumer Law and in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct.

It is important to note ATAS accreditation represents a point-in-time assessment against the criteria of the ATAS Charter. While all care and due diligence is taken, ATIA makes no warranty, representation or guarantee that any ATAS member is solvent at any given time.
ATAS accreditation is a voluntary membership scheme and is not a government-administered body nor is it an insurance or compensation scheme.

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