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

Fiji is a hot spot

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, PACIFIC

NADI, Fiji, 23 August 2017:  Fiji scooped up a top award at the 29th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference, recently, being named the Hottest Destination for 2017.

Announced by International luxury travel network Virtuoso, the award recognises Fiji as the destination with the highest year-over-year growth within the Virtuoso Network.

Tourism Fiji received the award last week at The Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. Virtuoso has a network of 1,700 partners eligible for voting in various categories. Travel Week. Read more

Vietjet dumps fares

August 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 11 August 2017: Vietjet has been awarded Asia’s Best Employer Brand in 2017, based on its innovative solutions in recruitment as well as efforts to create a professional working environment for  employees.

The awards were hosted by the Employer Branding Institute, World HRD Congress with CHRO Asia as a strategic partner and endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Businesses in Singapore, earlier this week. This is the second year the airline has been honoured by this award.

To celebrate, Vietjet launched a promotion until 13 August limited to bookings made between 1200 ad 1400 (GMT+7) daily for 200,000 promotional tickets at zero cost*. Read more

AirAsia honoured for marketing campaign

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under ASEAN, Lens Lines, Malaysia, News

AirAsia Group CEO for Indonesia Dendy Kurniawan accepts the award on behalf of AirAsia Group from Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya.

SEPANG, 10 August 2017: AirAsia snapped up the best Asean marketing campaign at the Asean Tourism Association (ASEANTA) Awards for Excellence, Tuesday.

AirAsia’s “Think ASEAN, Think AirAsia” campaign was named Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 30th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence hosted at the Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta last night.

The awards coincided with same-day celebrations to mark the founding of ASEAN, 50 years. Read more

Yap honoured by French tourism agency

July 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Singapore

Robin Yap  awarded  the prestigious Gold Medal for Tourism (“Médaille d’or du Tourisme”) from His Excellency Monsieur Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore last week.

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. Read more

Skal honours former Samui president

June 15, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 15 June 2017: SkalThailand’s prestigious Malai Sakolviphak Award has been presented to Michael Biedermann, former president of the Skal Club of Samui Island.

The presentation was made by Skal Thailand president, Dale Lawrence, during the Samui club’s monthly networking dinner.

The award is presented annually to a Skal member in Thailand who has made a significant contribution to the organisation over an extended period. Read more

Asia Connect reinvents core event

March 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 14 March 2017: After 10 years and 20 Asia Connect Conferences across Asia, the revitalised Asia Connect will see a few firsts in its next edition.

Recognised for bringing together global hospitality and tourism leaders to connect with new customers and future partners, this year’s event will be held at Marina Mandarin Singapore, 25 to 26 May.

The new edition conference will include a wider scope to address the entire tourism ecosystem; a lively and innovative ‘Three-In-One’ format; and the inaugural Asia Connect Customer Experience (ACCE) Tourism Awards. Read more

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