Sarawak wins PATA award

KUCHING, 4 October 2019: The video ‘Why Limit Yourself’ by Sarawak Tourism Board won the PATA Gold Awards 2019 in marketing media travel video category.

The Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Awards were presented during the PATA Travel Mart held in Kazakhstan mid-September.

The video focused on Sarawak’s flora and fauna, exotic cuisines as well as stories from various tribes in the East Malaysian state and their diverse cultures.

Angelina Bateman, Director of Events and Corporate Relations, Sarawak Tourism Board, receives the PATA award from Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, PATA Secretary/Treasurer (left) and Dr Mario Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, PATA.

This year’s PATA Awards attracted 197 entries from 78 organisations as well as individuals worldwide competing in four principal categories: Marketing, Education and Training, Environment as well as Heritage and Culture.

The PATA Gold Awards dinner attended by 800 travel executives was an integral part of the PATA Travel Mart, held from 18  to 20 September at Kome Exhibition Centre in Kazakhstan.

This year’s award recognises the achievements of 27 separate organisations and individuals.

The award-winning video: