AFTA's mission statement emphasizes on three factors:
To be truly representative of the travel agents of Australia.
To enhance the professionalism and profitability of its members through effective representation in industry and government affairs, education and training, and by identifying and satisfying the needs of the travelling public.
To promote travel and domestic tourism.
Who can be its Member
AFTA is the representative body of majority of travel agents in Australia whose membership is categorized under full membership, additional location, multi/buying group, allied membership, and non-resident membership.
Full membership: It is open to the person who carries on business as a travel agent by firmly following every law in the Commonwealth of Australia or in any of its Territories.
Additional Location: Under this a Full member is bound to register with the Federation the address of any premises other than the Principle Location from which it, or a subsidiary of that corporation, carries on business as a travel agent and must notify the Federation of any change in any such address within fourteen days after such change.
Multi/Buying Group: As per this category, if an applicant is a member of a group and wishes to pay the concessional membership fee available by reason of the membership of such group, the applicant then loses the right to vote at AFTA general meetings and state elections.
Allied Membership: This membership stretches out to person who is regularly in touch with travel industry, but is not completely involved in travel business.
Non-Resident Membership: This membership is open to person who is carrying on business outside the Commonwealth of Australia and its Territories provided the person is eligible for Full Membership or Allied Membership in the Association.
AFTA believes in extending the scope of its membership so that it emerges as a strong representative body.
For the betterment and growth of organization, AFTA has laid down a vast range of Code of Ethics, which are to be followed by its staff. Some of the rules and regulations as listed by the association emphasizes on Accuracy, Affiliation, Compliance, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, Consumer and Protection. For more information visit, http://www.afta.com.au/MissionStatementCodeofEthics