World Travel Awards in Asia

October 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

PHU QUOC 11 October 2017: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay will host the Grand Final Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards and World Spa Awards this year.

Both the World Travel Awards Grand Final and World Spa Awards will take place, 10 December, on Phu Quoc island welcoming hundreds of hospitality leaders, worldwide, and the winners of the awards from Asia.

The event will showcase the best of Vietnamese hospitality and the global spa and wellness industry at a venue on Vietnam’s holiday island, Phu Quoc, that is emerging as a popular beach holiday destination. Read more

World’s top 10 museums

September 21, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News

NEEDHAM, USA, 21 September 2017: TripAdvisor announced, Tuesday, the winners of its Travellers’ Choice® awards for Museums.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

TripAdvisor has also highlighted top-rated bookable tours and passes on the site and the cost of admission for each winning museum. Read more

WTTC opens its 2018 awards

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Events, News

LONDON, 18 September 2017: The World Travel & Tourism Council calls on travel and tourism organisations to showcase their sustainable best practices by entering in the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2018.

WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara said: “We are pleased to announce that the call for entries for the 2018 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are open.”

The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate the best in sustainable tourism business leadership and  encourages organisations operating in this field to apply for the awards programme. Read more

Park Hotel wins art award

August 30, 2017 by  
Filed under News, North Asia

TOKYO, 30 August 2017: Park Hotel Tokyo won the “Excellence in the Field of Domestic and Inbound Travel Award” at the Japan Tourism Awards for its “Artist in Hotel” project.

The Japan Tourism Awards recognise those who contribute to the development and expansion of the tourism industry.

They give recognition to exceptionally sustainable initiatives by organisations and companies based in Japan as well as international groups represented in Japan. Read more

AirAsia X bags ARC awardss

August 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

SEPANG, 29 August 2017: AirAsia X Berhad’s 2016 annual report has won two gold awards at the International Annual Report Competition (ARC) Awards for the first time ever.

The airline won the top prize in two categories, Best Non-Traditional Annual Report (Airlines) and Printing and Production (Airlines). It also bagged silver in the Cover Photo/Design (Airlines) category.

The annual report, themed “Realising Dreams”, features a memorable cover of three adorable children – a boy donning a pilot’s uniform, a girl wearing a cabin crew uniform, and another boy in ordinary clothes with a boarding pass in his pocket like a passenger – to inspire children to strive to make their dreams come true. Read more

Travellers’ poll names top airlines

July 13, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

BANGKOK, 13 July 2017: Singapore Airlines swept all airline categories in the annual SmartTravelAsia Best in Travel Poll.

Conducted annually since 2004 the online magazine’s awards are based on votes by readers, who have made more than 12 trips a year and have an income of more than USD156,000.

Singapore Airlines swept the board winning Best Airline Worldwide, Best Business Class and Best Cabin Service. Read more

Asian airlines dominate Skytrax’s top 10

June 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Don Ross, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 27 June 2017: Asian airlines dominated Skytrax’s 2017 top 10 rankings of the World Airlines Awards taking six of the 10 leading slots.

Qatar Airways took the top award, but Singapore Airlines was a close second, while Japan’s ANA was third, Cathay Pacific fifth, Taiwan’s EVA sixth, China’s Hainan ninth and Indonesia’s Garuda 10th.

Middle East Airlines, Qatar (first) Emirates, fourth and Etihad, eighth, illustrated the brand strength of the three gateway carriers that now carry the lion’s share of the traffic between Southeast Asia and Europe. Read more

Indian tucker at its best

June 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 23 June 2017: Rang Mahal restaurant at the 407-room Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok has won the Editor’s Choice Award for Indian cuisine at the 19th Bangkok’s Best Restaurant awards.

The Rang Mahal was selected by a panel of five judges, with 12 to 23 nominees in each category vying for recognition by Bangkok’s most respected awards in the hospitality industry.

Bangkok Best Restaurant Awards is hosted by Bangkok Best Dining & Entertainment magazine. Read more

Mekong startups win cash awards

June 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Mekong, News

LUANG PRABANG, 13 July 2017: GoP a travel app startup company serving domestic travellers in Myanmar walked away with the USD10,000 prize at the inaugural MIST awards presentation during the Mekong Tourism Forum last week.

GoP works like a typical travel agency by working with tour operators, hotels tour providers, restaurants and transport operators to offer vacations to Myanmar’s family market. It won the MIST Startup Accelerator Award that comes with a USD10,000 cash prize.

The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Accelerator Programme’s final pitch and awards presentations were key highlights of this year’s Mekong Tourism Forum, held in Luang Prabang, Laos. Read more

ASIA DMC bags six awards

June 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Mekong, News, tour operators

SHANGHAI, 8 June 2017: ASIA DMC has been named winner at the World Travel Awards in an impressive six categories.

The company was awarded Asia’s Leading Destination Management Company 2017 and also received accolades for the leading DMC in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

ASIA DMC founder Tran Thanh Nam attended the gala ceremony held at Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai on the 4 June to collect the awards, accompanied by group managing director Linh Le and Indochina Managing Director Nguyen Thi Tuyet. Read more

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