PATA Gold Awards



PATA Gold Awards 2016 Open for Submissions until April 29

Tourism industry organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the 2016 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards until April 29. The Awards presentation will take place during the PATA Travel Mart on September 9, 2016 in in Banten Province, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), said, “Macao Government Tourism Office is honoured to be engaged with the PATA Gold Awards for the 21st consecutive year. I encourage individuals and organisations to join the PATA Gold Awards and take advantage of this prime opportunity for tourism industry stakeholders to come together and share your outstanding achievements. Your good examples can be powerful tools to open new perspectives and ignite change towards our common aspiration of creating a responsible and sustainable tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA said, “We look forward to receiving entries from both organisations and individuals worldwide that demonstrate excellence in conception, creativity and fulfilment. For more than 20 years the PATA Gold Awards have recognised so many amazing achievements across a very broad spectrum of travel and tourism activities. These awards are only possible because of the fantastic support of the Macao Government Tourism Office and we are very grateful to the MGTO for sponsoring the PATA Gold Awards yet again in 2016.”

Winner privileges:

  • Gain a major boost to an organisation’s marketing and public relations profile
  • Attract valuable media coverage in various PATA communications channels including the weekly PATA Voice e-newsletter, press releases and social media channels
  • Entitled to leverage the prestigious PATA Gold Awards Winner logo on their collaterals
  • Highlights of the winning entries on display at the PATA Travel Mart for delegates to enjoy
  • Featured in the winners’ showcase booklet and PATA Gold Awards video

Judged by panels of experts, the Gold Awards recognise exceptional achievement in seven broad categories with 29 Gold Awards and four Grand Awards on offer:

  1. Marketing Campaign (eight Gold Awards and one Grand Award)
  2. Environment (three Gold Awards and one Grand Award)
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility (one Gold Award)
  4. Heritage & Culture (two Gold Awards and one Grand Award)
  5. Education & Training (one Gold Award and one Grand Award)
  6. Marketing Media (ten Gold Awards)
  7. Travel Journalism (four Gold Awards)

Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the past 21 years, the PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation.

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PATA Grand Awards 2015

Follow Me to Hong Kong
Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong SAR

The Success of Self-reliance
Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Sri Lanka

Heritage – Culture
Siam Niramit Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam
Ratchada Niramit Co., Ltd, Thailand

Education and Training
Tourism Academy at Community College Langkawi, Malaysia
Taylor’s University, Malaysia

PATA Gold Awards 2015

Marketing – Primary Government Destination
My Time for Hong Kong
Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong SAR

Marketing – Secondary Government Destination
Vivid Sydney
Destination NSW, Australia

Marketing – Carrier
With Vietjet, Saigon is closer
Vietjet Air, Vietnam

Marketing – Hospitality
RWS Moments Campaign
Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore

Marketing – Industry
Disney Paint the Night
Hong Kong International Theme Park Limited, Hong Kong SAR

Marketing – Adventure Travel
Grab Your Dream
Cox and Kings Limited, India

Environment – Ecotourism Project
Proactive Roles of Wendekreisen Travel Ltd.
Wendekreisen, New Zealand

Environment – Corporate Environment Programme
PLANET 21: Reinventing Hotels, Sustainably
Accor Asia-Pacific, Singapore

Environmental Education Programme
Be G.R.E.E.N. Beyond El Nido Resorts
Ten Knots Development Corporation/El Nido Resorts, Philippines

Corporate Social Responsibility
A Journey of Sustainability
Banyan Tree Marketing Group, Singapore

Heritage – Culture – Heritage
Muziris Heritage Project
Kerala Tourism, India

Heritage – Culture – Culture
The Ultimate Travelling Camp, India

Education and Training
Thomas Cook Travel Quest
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India

Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media
Taste Taiwan
Taiwan Tourism Bureau, USA

Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print Media
Korea Tourism Photo Contest Awards Winners 2014
Korea Tourism Organization, Korea ROK

Marketing Media – Consumer Travel Brochure
The Ultimate Travelling Camp, India

Marketing Media – E-Newsletter
The Front Desk
Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Sri Lanka

Marketing Media – Travel Poster
Visit Malaysia Year – Sarawak
Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia

Marketing Media – Public Relations Campaign
PNG Pop Up Village
Tourism Papua New Guinea, USA

Marketing Media – Social Media
I Hate Thailand
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thailand

Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application
My Hong Kong Guide
Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong SAR

Marketing – Promotional Travel Video
Discover Thainess
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand

Marketing Media – Web Site Brand Rejuvenation
Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong SAR

Travel Journalism – Destination Article
Transcendence, Travel +Leisure Southeast Asia, July 2014
written by Holly McDonald, photographed by Lauryn Ishak
Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, Thailand

Travel Journalism – Business Article
Rock Star Economy, Travel Digest, June 2014
written by Lorraine Thomson
Travel Digest, New Zealand

Travel Journalism – Travel Photograph
Mount Bromo, East Java Indonesia
By Yaman Ibrahim, Colours Garuda Indonesia Inflight Magazine, August 2014
Agency Fish, Indonesia

Travel Journalism – Travel Guidebook
Best of the Best: Philippines Coffee Table Book
Eastgate Publishing Corp., Philippines



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Update from Past Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2015 Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2014 Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2013 Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Award 2012 Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Award 2011 Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Award 2010 Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Award 2009 Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Award 2008 Winners

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