PATA Gold Awards

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The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019

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 2019 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019. The PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation will take place on September 19, as part of PATA Travel Mart 2019 from September 18-20 at the Korme Exhibition Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the 24th consecutive year, the PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation. (Read the full press release here)

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 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 (seven 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 (three 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)

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  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


  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
    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

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Update from Past Winners

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PATA Grand and Gold Award 2008 Winners