SINGAPORE, 12 July 2017: The Travel Corporation’s Asia president, Robin Yap, received the prestigious Gold Medal for Tourism (“Médaille d’or du Tourisme”) from Atout France, the France tourism development agency, last week.
His Excellency Marc ABENSOUR, Ambassador of France to Singapore presented the award at his residence.
Operating in 60 countries, Travel Corporation (TTC) has 25 brands, including Insight Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Holidays, Uniworld Cruises, Thompson Gateway Africa, Red Carnation Hotels.
The Tourism Medal, created in 1989, is the most prestigious token of recognition awarded by the French tourism Industry.
The medal is awarded to individuals, either in France or abroad, and Yap is the second person in Singapore to receive this honour.
On presenting the medal, the ambassador said: “On behalf of the French Tourism industry, I am delighted to give the Gold Tourism Medal to Robin Yap, The Travel Corporation, president, Asia to honour and thank him for being a true ambassador for our country. Robin has been a voluntary member of our International Advisory Board from 2005 and this award is our way of showing him our appreciation for his active role in promoting French tourism.”
Yap serves as a member of the Advisory Council of Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) Singapore Chapter and member of Outbound Travel Committee of National Association of Travel Agents (NATAS).
A major tour operator, TCC operates in 60 countries.