The CATO Awards ("The CATOs")

The CATO Awards are the pinnacle of recognition amongst the retail travel sector as they recognise excellence in the support and promotion of Australian based tour operators and wholesalers. 


2020 Awards

6.00pm | Friday 23rd October 2020 | Hyatt Regency Sydney

Interactive | Networking | Entertainment | Sit-down Dinner | Cocktail Dress Code


Award Categories

Agency of the Year - Europe
Agency of the Year - Americas
Agency of the Year - Asia
Agency of the Year - Africa/Middle East
Agency of the Year - Oceania
Trade Media Award
Consumer Media Award


Award Categories

Consultant of the Year - Group Touring
Consultant of the Year - Adventure Travel
Consultant of the Year - Youth Market
Consultant of the Year - F.I.T
Consultant of the Year - Ski
Rookie of the Year
CATO Hall of Fame



2019 Awards

The inaugural CATO Awards were launched in 2019 as part of the National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA).
Four categories were presented to recognise outstanding front-line travel consultants

CATO Award Winners

2019 Award Winners

Michelle Barker

Michelle Barker
Consultant of the Year
Group Touring
Jayes Travel
Newcastle NSW

Jenny TuckerJenny Tucker
Consultant of the Year

- Ski
Travel Partners
Sydney NSW

Leanne Flanagan-SmithLeanne Flanagan Smith
Consultant of the Year

- Adventure
Back Track Adventures
Fortitude Valley QLD

Michelle BarkerMichelle Barker
Consultant of the Year

- F.I.T
Jayes Travel
Newcastle NSW

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