AirAsia shines at World Travel Awards

December 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

PHU QUOC, Vietnam, 12 December 2017 – AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final.

AirAsia emerged top in the category having received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the world, beating Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar Airways, Norwegian Air, West Air, flydubai, Air Arabia, flynas, kulula, Mango and fastjet.

Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers also won the inaugural World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award, ahead of the same 13 budget airlines. The win builds on AirAsia’s success earlier this year when it secured WTA’s first ever Asia’s Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin Crew award. Read more

Cox & Kings wins award

November 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, tour company

MUMBAI, 23 November 2017: Cox & Kings, India, won the “Best Luxury Travel Curator, at the Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2017 held at ITC Maurya, New Delhi, Monday.

Considered one of the world’s oldest tour operators  with offices in 22 countries, was recognised for its best in class travel destinations, based on readers’ feedback and experiences

The annual award ceremony is organised and hosted by the widely read consumer travel publication, Travel + Leisure India. Read more

Heinecke honoured by HOTELS

November 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 22 November 2017: Minor International founder, chairman and CEO, William E. Heinecke, has been named Corporate Hotelier of the World for 2017 by the trade magazine HOTELS.

Nominated as one of four finalists in the Corporate Hotelier category, Heinecke accepted the award at a gala event in New York, where HOTELS celebrated both their corporate and independent hotelier of the world award winners.

Heinecke spearheaded the growth of Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, which now boasts an impressive portfolio of brands spanning over 150 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean. Read more

Wharf Hotels’ president honoured

November 10, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia, People

HONG KONG, 10 November 2017: Wharf Hotels’ president, Jennifer Cronin, has been recognised as ‘Mentor of The Year 2017’, by Singapore-based ACI HR Solutions Ltd.

An award-winning specialist recruitment firm dedicated to the travel, tourism, hospitality and lifestyle industries, ACI’s founder and CEO, Andrew Chan, announced the award during ITB Asia in Singapore.

Cronin is the first person to be credited with this newly created accolade. Read more

Tineri wins Travelmole award

November 6, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Technology, Thailand

BANKOK, November 6 2017: Thailand-based travel tech startup, Tineri, has been honoured in Travelmole’s 2017 Asia-Pacific Awards.

The company, which specialises in providing mobile itinerary solutions for tour operators, travel agents and other travel providers, was the winner in the ‘Most Exciting New Startup Company’ category, according to the UK-based travel community website.

Travelmole Awards are an annual event designed to reward excellence in online travel engagement and deployment. Read more

DTG boss honoured in Switzerland

November 3, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News, Thailand, tour company

BANGKOK, 3 November 2017: Diethelm Travel Group’s CEO, Stephan Roemer, received a top honour from the travel trade of Switzerland, last week, that recognised his leadership, business acumen and experience in the industry.

Roemer won the ‘Travel Personality Award’ for 2017 and accepted it during the annual Swiss Travel Awards in Zurich.

Now in its 11th year, the awards are determined both by online voting from the travel industry and a panel of judges, who look for travel executives who lead by example, show innovative vision and clearly drive their organisations toward success. Read more

Bawah shortlisted for HICAP award

October 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 6 October 2017: A USD30 million luxury resort, Bawah Island, has been shortlisted for the Reggie Shiu Development of the Year Award by Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP).

Considered one of Asia-Pacific’s most established and recognised conferences for the hotel investment and development community, the award recognises a single development of the year that represents “accomplishments in hospitality.”

Developed as an ecologically sound destination, Bawah Island, is part of Indonesia’s Anambas archipelago, a cluster of five islands surrounded by 3 lagoons and 13 white beaches. Read more

PATA Gold goes to C&K

September 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, North Asia, South Asia

MUMBAI, 19 September 2017:  Cox & Kings (C&K), tagged the world’s oldest travel company, has won the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award for its ‘Forever Young’ campaign in the Marketing  Social Media category.

The award ceremony held at The Parisian Macao recognised 31 outstanding entries that were selected by an international panel of experts.

Cox & King’s winning entry featured a promotion selling solo women travel to Thailand. Read more

Carnival picks up ASTA award

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, cruises, News

SAN DIEGO, 31 August 2017: Carnival Corporation  was honored by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) with the 2017 ASTA Supplier Partner of the Year Award for its commitment to travel agents.

ASTA’s president and CEO, Zane Kerby, presented the cruise-line company with the award at the ASTA Global Convention 2017 in San Diego following a keynote address by Carnival Corporation president and CEO, Arnold Donald, during which he highlighted the key role of travel agents in growing demand for cruise vacations in North America.

The ASTA Supplier Partner of the Year Award was established to recognise the partner who has impressed the agency community most by offering the best service and by helping agencies with attractive agency compensation and creative pricing. Read more

AirAsia bags billion club award

August 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Malaysia

SEPANG, 24 August 2017: AirAsia has been named Malaysia’s best company at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club 2017.

AirAsia won the coveted Company of the Year award based on its return to shareholders, growth in profit before tax and return on equity over three years as well as corporate responsibility initiatives.

AirAsia also received two other accolades for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Big Cap Companies with MYR10 Billion to MYR40 Billion Market Capitalisation and for Highest Growth in Profit After Tax Over Three Years for Trading/Services, Hotels, IPC and Technology. Read more

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