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ATAS Marketing initiatives

ATAS recognised by 1 in 5 Aussie Travellers!

We remain committed to raising awareness of ATAS among consumers and we are thrilled to share that ATAS is getting the attention of travelling consumers.

CHOICE, Australia's leading advocacy group commissioned an independent research study in 2015 which revealed that ATAS’ awareness among consumers is 19%, or 1 in 5 Aussie travellers. The national study was conducted on 18 – 75 year olds who had undertaken domestic travel in the past 12 months and international travel in the past 2 years. This was also the target audience for all our marketing and PR activity.

Travel agents still have a strong relevance amongst travellers. Half of all surveyed respondents (49%) also said they had used a travel agent in the last 12 months. Of these, 71% said accreditation with ATAS was a key determining factor in the choice of travel agent, along with experience and professionalism of staff.

Here is just a taste of some of our previous marketing initiates we have undertaken to ensure consumers travelling choose to book with an ATAS accredited travel agent.


AFTA has an ongoing partnership with Val Morgan Cinema Network, providing ATAS participants with access to discounted advertising packages across their network of over 2000 cinemas.

ATAS Cinema Advert - Customised by Discover Travel & Cruise


YouTube Advertising

Australians don’t just “go online” they “live online”. Research by Google indicates that 87% of travellers use the internet to plan their travel. It is for this reason that AFTA has an aggressive digital strategy to ensure its ATAS member base remains visible to the consumer.

The ATAS brand has received more than 16.5 million digital impressions targeting travellers and 1.5 million consumers have watched the ATAS video on Youtube.

Audience - Family travellers

Audience - Double Income No Kids

Audience - Solo Travellers


Regional ATAS TV Campaign

  • September to October 2017
  • January to March 2016

Network: Nine network - WIN, NBN, GO and GEM
Audience of over 3.64 million consumers in regional Australia.

Sydney TV Campaign

  • November 2015

Network: Channel 9
Audience: 4 million consumers in total, targeting females 25 -54 years old.

ATAS TV Commercial


AFTA has reached more than 3.85 million on commercial radio.


     Adelaide                   Brisbane            Melbourne          Sydney

97.3 FM LogoMix 102.3 Mix 101.1 Smooth FM logo

Listen to our ATAS radio advert below >


Here's a glance of just some of our ATAS consumer advertising activity.

fairfax - the traveller
ATAS Editorial

Aligning with our core demographic of reaching females between the ages of 25-55 who are looking to travel within the next six months, the Australian Traveller is a perfect fit for the savvy Aussie consumer inspired to travel after reading the magazine. 

Aug/Sep Issue

Australian Traveller full page advert

International Traveller

The luxury travel inspiration magazine International Traveller reaches half a million Australian consumers every issue. With key placements in Virgin, Qantas and Emirates airport lounges and 2000 copies circulated within 4.5 - 5 star hotels, ATAS is perfectly placed to reach both experienced Aussie travellers and those considering International travel.

Sept/Oct Issue

International Traveller Sep/Oct Issue

Get Up & Go

Get Up & Go magazine has a loyal readership in the 50+ age group, who are retired or semi-retired, cashed up, and prepared to travel the world.

Distributed nationally to a circulation of 25,000 Get Up & Go magazine attracts a readership of 70,819 offering the perfect platform to reach our senior travel conscious Aussies.    

Get Up & Go Magazine

Autumn Issue

Get Up & Go Autumn Issue

Melbourne cup carnival magazine

This exclusive magazine is the only official souvenir publication of the VRC, reflecting the glamour and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This stunning 140-page celebration of the race that stops a nation includes articles by top racing journalists, entertaining lifestyle features and gorgeous fashion spreads.

Released in mid-September to Members, and on newsstands in October, with a distribution of 40,000 including VRC members and provided in guest rooms in a selection of key hotels.

Melbourne Cup Magazine


To reach Western Australian consumers, ATAS featured in Horizons, the RAC membership magazine in WA which is distributed to over 520,000 households and yields a readership of 720,000.

RAC WA Horizons Magazine - Oct/Nov Issue

RAC WA ATAS advert

In-Store ATAS Poster (6 locations)

RAC WA in-store poster


Featuring in the Royal Automotive Club of Tasmania (RACT) reaches 170,000 households via their member magazine.

To appeal to the self-drive, 55+ seniors demographic our ATAS marketing is easily adaptable to suit the market segment.


Vacations & Travel Magazine

Vacations & Travel Magazine has an impressive readership of 160,000. To complement the full page ATAS advert within the publication we have also taken a digital advert on the Vacations & Travel website to leverage the readership visiting the website, reinforcing the key messaging.

Vacations & Travel Magazine

ATAS print advertising

Vacations & Travel Magazine

Vacations & Travel MagVacations & Travel website - ATAS tile advert

Vacations & Travel Homepage tile advert

Wish Magazine

We created this advertisement to appeal to the luxury traveller and published it in The Australian newspaper's luxury WISH Magazine

WISH is the design and style title for the most exclusive and affluent Australian consumers. Published on 6 February 2015 we reached 88,108 consumers who believe life is all about "luxury" "quality" and believe in fashion, world travel and fine dining.

Wish Magazine, The Australian Newspaper

inflight magazines

Over 1.2 million travelling consumers are exposed to the advertisement every time we feature in Qantas' 'The Australian Way' or Virgin's 'Voyeur'.

ATAS Consumer In-flight magazine Ad

Seniors are frequent travellers

Research tells us that Seniors are the most likely target audience to use a travel agent when buying travel. To ensure they use an ATAS accredited travel agent over a non-qualified business we placed advertisements in dedicated Senior Publications.

This advertisement in the Seniors reached over 1.35 million consumers aged 55+ during October 2014 and was distributed to every state and territory across Australia.

ATAS Seniors Traveller Advert
signature luxury travel & Style

Signature is the voice of the luxury travel and lifestyle market, a  magazine that speaks to a sophisticated and financially independent audience with a passion for travel.

Signature’s distribution reaches Australia's most affluent demographic for consumers of luxury, targeted through strategic alliances the magazine has a distribution of 33,000 copies and readership of 110,000.

Signature Luxury Travel & Style

Signature Luxury Travel & Style

AFTA has partnered with Australian Senior Publications to give our ATAS accredited agents a unique co-operative marketing opportunity in The Senior Newspaper.

Running two separate campaigns one in March then again in November both featured across different states, where the editorial centered on the benefits of booking travel through an ATAS Accredited Travel Agent. ATAS participants have the opportunity to take an advertisement at a special discounted rate with the adverts featuring around the ATAS editorial.

ATAS Coop marketing


To assist our ATAS participants in educating your clients on ATAS and what that means for them when booking travel, we have worked with participants in producing jointly branded marketing materials.

If you would like to use the ATAS consumer flyers with your branding, simply email us to request the graphic artwork files, or simply download the unbranded consumer flyers here Consumer Flyers

Here are a few examples below;

Travellers Choice ATAS marketingTravellers Choice ATAS marketing


AFTA partnered with the Tasmanian Government in 2016 to execute a major consumer campaign promoting the advantages of booking with an ATAS accredited travel agency.

The campaign including the following;

Print - Mercury Newspaper advertisements to reach 368,000 consumers.

Radio - 7HOFM, LAFM, SEA FM Burnie, SEA FM Devonport focusing on Breakfast and Drive segments with a reach of 556,346.

TV - TAS 7 Aggregated + TAS 7TWO specifically targeting Southern Cross News, The Morning Show, Seven News at 4, Evening Drama and Weekend Sunrise to reach 569,800 consumers.

Digital - Display advertising and True View (15sec ATAS TVC)

Targeting TAS Residents, Female Skew, Travel intenders (next 12 months) and specifically;

  • Affinity audience “Travel Buffs” including Luxury Traveller, Family Vacationers, Beachbound Travellers, Snowbound Travellers
  • Placement: our Display Advertisements will show on selected travel specific websites for example,,, et al.
  • Topics: appear on websites with key travel content; Hotels & Accommodation, Cruises & Charters, Travel Guides & Travelogues.

Our Objective: We want consumers to know that by choosing an ATAS accredited travel agent, they receive the highest-quality advice and expertise from travel industry professionals, with access to the best suppliers and offers in Australia and around the world.

Spotlight on Tasmania

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