PATA Gold Awards

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PATA Gold Awards 2017 open for submissions until April 28, 2017

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 2017 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is April 28, 2017. The Awards presentation will take place during PATA Travel Mart 2017 on September 15 at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macao SAR.

Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the 22nd consecutive year, the PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation.

Ms Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of MGTO, said “The Macao Government Tourism Office is honored to be engaged with the PATA Gold Awards for the 22nd consecutive year. Each year the PATA Gold Awards renews the opportunity for individuals and entities to come forward and share their successful achievements, giving participants credit and recognition, while at the same time enabling other tourism industry stakeholders to learn from the good practices presented. I encourage all interested parties to join this prestigious and far-reaching initiative, which aligns with our common goal of creating a responsible and sustainable tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Dr, Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA said, “Once again the PATA Grand and Gold Awards provides us with the opportunity to recognise and to celebrate travel and tourism excellence. We look forward to receiving applications from organisations and individuals worldwide that demonstrate excellence in conception, creativity and fulfilment. We are sincerely grateful to MGTO for sponsoring the PATA Gold Awards yet again in 2017 and for their support of a responsible and sustainable tourism industry.”

Winner privileges:

  • Gain a major boost to the 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 collateral materials
  • 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 an international panel 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) 


  1. To apply, please click here for online registration and email your entries separately to For enquiries, please contact
  2. To email your entries, please submit one report per entry in soft copy (One complete file maximum 20 pages). Other supporting materials, pictures and videos should be embedded in the same report as a link for judges to view. The file must be a word document, PDF file or common electronic file in low resolution for review only, such as JPG and WMV.  The document must not be larger than 5MB. For documents larger than 5MB, please host it on a server and email the URL for download. Entries for Guidebook category (if they are not readily accessible in electronic formats) may be submitted as hard copies. More information on categories and criteria, please click to view brochure.


  1. Entry fee listed on the online registration is chapters and non-member rates. If you are chapters and non-members, you can go ahead and register online and email your entries separately to
  2. For PATA members, please email to get “PATA member code” to access PATA member rates. Then, register online and email your entries to
  3. Payment by credit card: when you register online, please select “Pay by Credit Card” in the payment section.
  4. By wire transfer, when you register online, please select “Pay by Wire Transfer” in the payment section. Please email to get bank details, process the payment at your local bank, and email a wire transfer reference and your entries to Please add US$35 for bank service fees.
  5. Entrants are responsible for all fees incurred in the shipment of their entries (only the guidebook category can submit a hard copy), including customs clearance and duties. PATA is not responsible for loss of or damage to entries during shipment.



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PATA Grand Awards 2016

Education and Training
A Journey of Hope and Progress – The Jetwing Youth Development Project
Jetwing Hotels, Sri Lanka 

Sands ECO360°
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Heritage and Culture
One and Only Project in Discover Thainess Campaign
Tourism Authority of Thailand

Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations Campaign
Hong Kong Tourism Board

PATA Gold Awards 2016

Marketing – Primary Government Destination
Total Solar Eclipse Indonesia
Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia

Marketing – Secondary Government Destination
NSW South Coast Campaign
Destination NSW, Australia 

Marketing – Carrier Brand Partnership
Fiji Airways, USA

Marketing – Hotel
Ways to wow
Hotel ICON, Hong Kong SAR

Marketing – Industry
Thailand Boutique Awards
Krungthai Card Public Company Limited, Thailand

Marketing – Youth Travel
Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 5
Resort World Sentosa, Singapore

EXO Travel CSR Programme
EXO Travel, Thailand

Education and Training
Introducing young TEC – training future tourism leaders
Tourism Export Council New Zealand

Environment – Corporate Environmental Programme
The TreadRight Foundation
The Travel Corporation, Switzerland

Environment – Ecotourism Project
Low Carbon Holiday
Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Public Organization), Thailand

Environment – Educational Programme
Eco Walk the Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa
The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa, Malaysia

Heritage and Culture – Heritage
Stone Houses, the heritage of Matsu Islands
Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Chinese Taipei

Heritage and Culture – Culture
Lalare Orchestra
Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia

Marketing Media – Consumer Travel Brochure
Perfect Moments – Luxury Travel by SOTC
SOTC Travel Services Pvt. Ltd., India 

Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application
Step Out, Macao Mobile App
Macao Government Tourism Office, Macao SAR

Marketing Media – Promotional Travel Video
Visit Nepal after the Earthquake
Adventure Travel Trade Association, USA

Marketing Media – Public Relations Campaign
Papua New Guinea’s Past, Present, Future Photo Exhibit Event
Tourism Papua New Guinea, USA

Marketing Media – E-Newsletter
Kerala Tourism E-Newsletter
Kerala Tourism, India 

Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media
Visit Kerala
Kerala Tourism, India

Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print Media
2016 Calendar: K-Food
Korea Tourism Organization, Korea (ROK)

Marketing Media – Travel Poster
Landmark of Malaysia
Tourism Malaysia

Marketing Media – Web site
Mekong Digital Platform
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), Thailand

Marketing Media – Social Media
Discover Hong Kong Facebook Fan Page
Hong Kong Tourism Board

Travel Journalism – Destination Article
Da Nang Breathing Fire by Roderick Eime
Vacations & travel, October/November 2015
Journalist, Australia

Travel Journalism – Industry Business Article
The new glamorous, TTG Asia Luxury December 2015
by Mimi Hudoyo and Raini Hamdi
TTG Asia Media PTE LTD, Singapore

Travel Journalism – Travel Guide Book
Thailand from the Air
Tourism Authority of Thailand

Travel Journalism – Travel Photograph
Journey of the Wanderer by Handi Laksono
Colours, inflight magazine of Garuda Indonesia, April 2015
Agency Fish, Indonesia

Honorable Mention
The RoadTrip: Asia 2015
Contiki Holidays, United Kingdom


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Update from Past Winners

PATA Grand and Gold Awards 2016 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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