PATA Gold Awards

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These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements of 27 separate organisations and individuals.

The awards ceremony takes place in Langkawi, Malaysia on Friday, September 14 during PATA Travel Mart 2018. The 34 Grand and Gold Awards will be presented to such organisations as Amadeus Asia Limited, Thailand; AirAsia, Malaysia; Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE; Hong Kong Tourism Board; Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Sri Lanka; Kerala Tourism, India; Local Alike, Thailand; Marianas Visitors Authority; Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Macao; PEAK DMC, India; and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

This year’s awards attracted 200 entries from 87 organisations and individuals worldwide. The winners were selected by an independent judging committee consisting of fourteen senior executives from the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. (Read the full press release here)

PATA GRAND AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

  1. Education and Training
    King’s Wisdom for Sustainable Tourism
    Tourism Authority of Thailand
  2. Environment
    Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camps, Thailand
  3. Heritage and Culture
    Art is Everywhere
    Hong Kong Tourism Board
  4. Marketing
    Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Old Town Central
    Hong Kong Tourism Board

PATA GOLD AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

  1. Marketing – Primary Government Destination
    TAT “Amazing Green Thailand: A’maze 2017”
    Tourism Authority of Thailand
  2. Marketing – Secondary Government Destination
    Your Extraordinary Story
    Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE
  3. Marketing – Carrier
    Adventure Live
    AirAsia, Malaysia
  4. Marketing – Hospitality
    Studio City Dinosaur Hunt
    Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Macao
  5. Marketing – Industry
    Mekong Moments
    Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, Thailand
  6. Marketing – Young Travellers
    My Hong Kong Buddy
    Hong Kong Tourism Board
  7. Marketing – Adventure Travel
    Difference Aside Reality Show
    Langkawi Development Authority, Malaysia
  8. Environment – Corporate Environmental Programme
    The Essence of Our Being
    Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Sri Lanka
  9. Environment – Ecotourism Project
    Cinnamon Elephant Project
    Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Sri Lanka
  10. Environment – Environmental Education Programme
    300 Ways to Save – Green Practices
    The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia
  11. Corporate Social Responsibility
    Making Great Moment to the Community
    MGM, Macao
  12. Women Empowerment Initiative
    Empowering Women through Inclusive Work
    PEAK DMC, India
  13. Heritage
    India Heritage Walk Festival
    Sahapedia, India
  14. Culture
    Online Campaign 2017 “6Senses of Local Experience in Thailand”
    Tourism Authority of Thailand
  15. Community-Based Tourism
    Local Alike, Thailand
  16. Education and Training
    The Official Marianas Guide
    Marianas Visitors Authority
  17. Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media
    Holidays Bring You Closer
    SOTC Travel LTD, India
  18. Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print Media
    Yalla Kerala Campaign
    Kerala Tourism, India
  19. Marketing Media – Travel Brochure
    Experiential Showcase of the Indian Journeys
    Cox and Kings, India
  20. Marketing Media – E-Newsletter
    Experience Malaysia
    Tourism Malaysia
  21. Marketing Media – Travel Poster
    Live Inspired Campaign
    Kerala Tourism, India
  22. Marketing Media – Public Relations Campaign
    Journey of Me by Amadeus
    Amadeus Asia Limited, Thailand
  23. Marketing Media – Social Media
    InstaGUAM
    Guam Visitors Bureau
  24. Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application
    Visit Korea: Official Guide
    Korea Tourism Organization
  25. Marketing Media – Travel Video
    Uncommon Experience
    The Ultimate Travelling Camp, India
  26. Marketing Media – Web Site
    My Hong Kong Buddy
    Hong Kong Tourism Board
  27. Travel Journalism – Destination Article
    Angkor Away, Holidays with Kids, April 2017
    Aleney de Winter
  28. Travel Journalism – Industry Business Article
    The Technology Experience, TTGmice, June 2017
    Karen Yue, TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd
  29. Travel Journalism – Travel Photograph
    Cruising through the Cave
    Tourism Authority of Thailand
  30. Travel Journalism – Travel Guidebook
    An Interactive Guide to Angkor
    Dougald O’Reilly

JUDGING COMMITTEE FOR GOLD AWARDS 2018

Mr. Abdulla Ghiyas, Deputy Managing Director, Inner Maldives Holidays, Maldives; Mr. Benjamin Ping-Yao Liao, Chairman, Forte Hotel Group, Chinese Taipei; Dr. Joby Thomas, Associate Professor, School of Business Studies and Social Sciences, Christ University, India; Mrs. Margaret Wilson, Managing Director, C-MW Management, Australia; Mr. Matthew Zatto, Vice President of Tourism, ADARA, Australia; Ms Natasha Martin, Managing Director, Bannikin Asia, Hong Kong SAR; Mr. Nicholas Yeap, VP, Sales & Marketing, FLEXIROAM Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia; Mr. Nobutaka Ishikure, Chairman, Goltz et ses amis, Japan; Mr. Paul Pasquale, Content Manager, Red Robot Communications (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore; Mr. Peter Semone, Founder and President, Destination Human Capital Limited, Ireland; Mr. Randy Durband, CEO, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), Thailand; Ms. Samantha Hague, General Manager, Red Robot Communications (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore; Ms Stephanie A Wells, MSc. Co-Chair School of Tourism Management, Capilano University, Canada, and Mr. Soon-Hwa Wong, Founder and CEO, Asia Tourism Consulting Pte Ltd, Singapore.

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PATA GRAND AWARDS 2017

1. Education and Training
Being Brilliant Together
Hotel ICON, Hong Kong SAR

2. Environment
Drive the Change Towards Positive Hospitality
ACCORHOTELS ASIA PACIFIC

3. Heritage and Culture
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam

4. Marketing
Korea Visits You
Korea Tourism Organization


PATA GOLD AWARDS 2017

1. Marketing – Primary Government Destination
Best of All, It’s in Hong Kong New Brand Campaign
Hong Kong Tourism Board

2. Marketing – Secondary Government Destination
Just Another Day in WA
Tourism Western Australia

3. Marketing – Carrier
Air China

4. Marketing – Hospitality
Hunan TV’s Reality Show up Idol II at Melco Resorts
Melco Resorts & Entertainment (Macao SAR)

5. Marketing – Industry
Eastern Sunrise Spectacular Show, Rizhao, Shandong Province, China
ECA2, France

6. Marketing – Young Travellers
USS Halloween Horror Nights 6
Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore

7. Environment – Ecotourism Project
Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camps, Thailand

8. Environment – Corporate Environmental Programme
Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability Program
Sands China Ltd (Macao SAR)

9. Environment – Environment Education Programme
Jingzaijiao Tile-paved Salt Fields
Tourism Bureau, Chinese Taipei

10. CSR
Village to the World
Tourism Authority of Thailand

11. Heritage and Culture – Heritage
Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark
Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Malaysia

12. Heritage and Culture – Culture
Muay Thai Live Bangkok
Thai Show 2013 Co., Ltd

13. Education and Training
Educating, transferring skills and knowledge, creating awareness and training on sustainability
The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa, Malaysia

14. Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media
The Parisian Macao Grand Opening
Sands China Ltd (Macao SAR)

15. Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print Media
Go Beyond
Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

16. Marketing Media – Consumer Travel Brochure
Film Tourism Brochure
Kerala Tourism

17. Marketing Media – Promotional E-Newsletter
Island Diaries
Jetwing Travels, Sri Lanka

18. Marketing Media – Travel Poster
International Trade 2016 Posters
Tourism Malaysia

19. Marketing Media – Public Relations Campaign
It’s more fun in the Philippines
Beautiful Destinations, USA

20. Marketing Media – Social Media
Forever Young
Cox and Kings, India

21. Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application
2016 Shop Guam e-Festival Mobile Campaign
Guam Visitors Bureau

22. Marketing Media – Promotional Travel Video
Ras Al Khaimah: Beyond A Journey
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, UAE

23. Marketing Media – Web Site
Best of all, it’s in Hong Kong’ Campaign Site Entry
Hong Kong Tourism Board

24. Travel Journalism – Destination Article
Christine Retschlag
Go Slow in the Solomons
Wellbeing Magazine, Australia

25. Travel Journalism – Business Article
Arnie Weissmann
Sri Lanka – Enlightened Serendipity
Travel Weekly, December 12, 2016
Northstar Travel Group, USA

26. Travel Journalism – Travel Photograph
Thin Fish Drying, Indonesia by Chue Ardi
Colours Garuda In-flight magazine, September 2016
Agency Fish, Indonesia

27. Travel Journalism – Travel Guidebook
Blue Paradise Thailand
Tourism Authority of Thailand


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