Bali top island spot to chill out

February 23, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 23 February: 2017 Bali was named Best Island in the World by DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, organised by a tourism publication based in Singapore.

In addition to Bali taking the top slot, neighbouring island of Lombok was also placed among the top 10 Best islands in the World according to DestinAsian readers.

Phuket island, in South Thailand, came in second with Samui island taking the 4th slot and Phi Phi in eighth place. Read more

Ministry names best Thai destinations

February 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 3 February 2017: Ministry of Tourism and Sports presented awards, Wednesday, to Thailand’s seven best tourist destinations of 2016.

Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the seven best destinations were considered from 17 destinations that qualified to be part of five thematic clusters that would have the potential to be part of a national itinerary.

The awards were categorised into three categories; ecotourism, community-based tourism, and cultural tourism.   Read more

TripAdvisor releases its Choice Awards

January 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 25 January 2017: TripAdvisor announced, Tuesday, the Asian winners of its 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels.

The top three hotels for Asia are located in Southeast Asia – Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Ubud, Indonesia, ranked no 1 in Asia and second in the World, followed by boutique hotel Shinta Mani Resort in Siem Reap, Cambodia and Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa in Hanoi, Vietnam.

In the 15th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top 7,607 properties in 109 countries and eight regions worldwide, in the categories of Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, Bargain, Small, Read more

Awards for foodie tourism

January 11, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News

PORTLAND, OREGON, 11 January 2017: The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), announced last week that the 2017 FoodTrekking Awards for excellence in food and beverage tourism are now open.

Breaking away from the tradition of naming the Top 10, or best restaurants list, FoodTrekking Awards recognisesexperience excellence in 13 categories within the food and beverage tourism industry.

Food and beverage is the fastest-growing sector of travel, which itself is one of the world’s largest and most economically significant industries. Read more

A top resort for golf and luxury

December 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News

BALI, 22 December 2016: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort snatched various awards recently for luxury resorts and golf.

It won the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 as the top luxury golf resort in Southeast Asia competing with prominent golf courses in the Asia Pacific Region.

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Green accolades for Centara

December 19, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 19 December 2016: Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya took home the Green Hotel Gold Award 2016, while sister-hotel, Centara Pattaya Hotel, won the Silver Award.

The awards were presented at Thailand’s prestigious environmental awards ceremony for tourism industry operators.

Part of activities linked to Thai Environment Day the awards were presented by the Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment. Read more

Conde Nast honours Cox & Kings

December 6, 2016 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Trade Talk

MUMBAI, 6 December 2016: Cox & Kings was crowned winner at the sixth edition of Conde Nast Traveller  India’s Reader’s Travel Awards, when it bagged the title of favourite tour operator.

The awards ceremony held at The Lodhi in New Delhi, celebrated the best in travel, voted by readers.

Commenting on winning the award, Cox & Kings director, Peter Kerkar said: “We are extremely proud to be recognised as the best in the business by readers who are seasoned and travel lovers.” Read more

Royal Cliff restaurants honoured

October 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

PATTAYA, 11 October 2016: Five restaurants at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group have once again been honoured for their outstanding wine programmes in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards.

Recipients of Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence 2016” for the 10th consecutive year were:  Caprice, Chrysanthemum, Larn Thong, Rossini and the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar.

Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” began recognising the world’s best wine lists in 1981 and awards restaurants, which offer extensive selection of fine wines with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions. Read more

Singapore picks up cruise award

September 29, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 29 September 2016: Singapore was named top cruise destination by industry experts for a second time in three years at the 10th Seatrade Cruise Awards held last week.

Earlier in the month, Singapore, was also voted top Asian port of call in the inaugural Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.

“We are honoured that Singapore remains prominent in the minds of the cruise community as an attractive cruise hub. This is testament to our efforts to grow Singapore’s cruise industry and strong destination appeal,” said Singapore Tourism Boarddirector cruises, Annie Chang. Read more

Run up to Tourism Awards

September 23, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 23 September 2016: After 10 weeks and numerous rounds of judging, the Singapore Tourism Board announced ,Wednesday, 81 finalists for the 2016 Singapore Tourism Awards.

The awards are presented in three categories; Experience Excellence, Enterprise Excellence and Customer Service.

Come 5 October, at the Awards ceremony, which will be attended by President Tony Tan, 22 of the finalists will be crowned winners and hailed as the industry’s best in demonstrating experience and enterprise excellence. Read more

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