About Us

The AOT Group

The AOT Group

AOT's Government Services Division is the officially appointed Accommodation Program Manager by the Department of Finance for the Australian Government to exclusively contract and make available all domestic accommodation for the more than 100 Commonwealth Entities. AOT exclusively provides accommodation for general business travel, relocations, groups, conferences and events. Initially appointed via a tender process in 2012, AOT was reappointed via a successful tender in 2017 for a further three-year period until 2020 with extension options of up to three additional years.

Under the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines, it is mandatory for those Entities to book their domestic accommodation requirements through AOT either directly or via their Travel Management Company’s Online Booking Tool which is connected to AOT, providing instant confirmations. Each Entity has its own bespoke portal, developed to meet their specific requirements and to deliver efficiencies and savings. AOTHotels contracts Government rates and dedicated allotments from over 2,500 suppliers in Capital Cities, regional centres and remote areas to meet the diverse needs of the Commonwealth Government.

AOT has six operating divisions offering travel services to the leisure and corporate/government sectors:

AOT Corporate - Government Employee Travel

AOTCorporate.com.au provides great value accommodation, car hire and transfers to Commonwealth* and State Government employees for official Government travel, including where travellers are paid a travel allowance.

*Not for use for travel by Commonwealth PGPA Act Entities staff, required to book under the AOTHotels WoAG Accommodation Program

AOT Holidays - Government Employee Travel

aotholidays.com.au, Government Employee Travel site, is also making available great holiday deals in Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and around the world exclusively for Commonwealth and State Government employees and their families. Discounts for Government Employees are provided on hotels, car hire, sightseeing and attractions.

For official Government travel or Government employee holiday travel, AOTCorporate.com.au, using The AOT Group’s buying power, is able to deliver the best value rates via our buying power and aggregating our corporate, leisure and last minute travel rates.

Government Services

AOT Hotels

AOT's Government Services Division is the officially appointed Accommodation Program Manager by the Department of Finance for the Australian Government to exclusively contract and make available all domestic accommodation for the more than 100 Commonwealth Entities. AOT exclusively provides accommodation for general business travel, relocations, groups, conferences and events. Initially appointed via a tender process in 2012, AOT was reappointed via a successful tender in 2017 for a further three-year period until 2020 with extension options of up to three additional years.

Under the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines, it is mandatory for those Entities to book their domestic accommodation requirements through AOT either directly or via their Travel Management Company’s Online Booking Tool which is connected to AOT, providing instant confirmations. Each Entity has its own bespoke portal, developed to meet their specific requirements and to deliver efficiencies and savings.

AOTHotels contracts Government rates and dedicated allotments from over 2,500 suppliers in Capital Cities, regional centres and remote areas to meet the diverse needs of the Commonwealth Government.

Online

Neew It Now

AOT operates a number of very successful B2C web booking portals including:

Needitnow.com.au - This last-minute portal is one of the biggest last minute accommodation web sites in Australia and New Zealand offering over 4500 Hotels, Motels, Lodges, Resorts and other accommodation in Australia and New Zealand and a further 105,000 hotels around the world, all available 24/7 for instant confirmation.

Other portals include Best Rates, Need to Escape, Travelmate, Travelpoint and New South Wales Holidays. Our on-line web sites attract over 30,000 Unique Visitors a day.

Wholesale

AOT is one of Australasia’s largest wholesale travel companies. It specialises in the distribution & sale of Australian and International leisure products and services through major retail travel agency chains in Australia and New Zealand and via a range of web portals and on-line partners.

AOT’s wholesale brands are recognised for delivering specialist product knowledge, an extensive product range and a high standard of customer service. The team comprises over 100 passionate, proficient and dedicated travel experts who excel in reservations, sales, marketing and product development. The reservations team handles bookings made by travel agents and consumers across Australia and New Zealand seven days a week and it also operates state-of-the-art online booking websites for agents and consumers.

AOT is one of Australasia’s largest wholesale travel companies. It specialises in the distribution & sale of Australian and International leisure products and services through major retail travel agency chains in Australia and New Zealand and via a range of web portals and on-line partners.

AOT’s wholesale brands are recognised for delivering specialist product knowledge, an extensive product range and a high standard of customer service. The team comprises over 100 passionate, proficient and dedicated travel experts who excel in reservations, sales, marketing and product development. The reservations team handles bookings made by travel agents and consumers across Australia seven days a week and it also operates state-of-the-art online booking websites for agents and consumers.

The AOT Group trades under the following brand names:

Sunlover Holidays Territory Discoveries

Inbound

The AOT Group is the largest full service Inbound Destination Management Company “DMC” selling to 77 Countries Worldwide, with staff in our Reservations Offices in Melbourne, Auckland, Mumbai and Nadi and 12 Sales & Marketing Offices across the Globe.

The Inbound division sells product in over 950 destinations offering 5,000 room nights off allocation - ranging from Standard 3 stars to our Luxury 5 star product range.

The AOT Group trades under the following brand names:

Sunlover Holidays Air New Zealand Holidays Territory Discoveries

Transport

Neew It Now

Based in Nadi, Fiji, Tourist Transport Fiji (TTF) operates 60 vehicles in Fiji and provides transfer services throughout Fiji together with sightseeing tours under the Great Sights brand, a twice daily express service between Nadi and Suva known as Coral Sun Express and an adventure tour package under the highly popular Feejee Experience brand.