This year, The 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2015 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held in Centara Grand at CentralWorld, the official venue sponsor for the event. This annual event coincides with Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific – The World’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel.
Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer DOMINGO RAMON C. ENERIO III accepting the award from TTG Asia for the Best Marketing and Relationship Building Effort
BANGKOK – TTG Travel Awards 2015 culminates on 1 October in celebration of the 83 winners who represent the best and brightest in the Asia-Pacific industry.
18 new winners have emerged across various categories, taking home the signature Hermes trophy for the first time. First-time winners such as Vietjet, Gardens By The Bay and Buffalo Tours have successfully claimed titles that were dominated by long-time winners, taking the honor of Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier, Best Theme Attraction and Best Travel Agency – Vietnam respectively.
The roll-call of inaugural winners also include POP Hotel Kuta Beach Bali, Mira Moon, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, The Westin Singapore, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport and Amari Phuket from the Hotels –Individual, positioning themselves as the best of the best in the travel trade industry.
Amid strong competition, 16 of tonight’s winning organisations have continued to grow from strength to strength, making their remarkable comebacks into the awards. Among them are AccorHotels and Holiday Inn Express, reclaiming their titles as Best Global Hotel Chain and Best Budget Hotel Brand respectively. Other returning winners include The Langham Hong Kong (Best City Hotel – Hong Kong) and Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Best Convention & Exhibition Centre).
While first-time and returning winners make their way into TTG Travel Awards, veteran organisations such as Qatar Airways, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board have successfully defended their titles with consecutive wins, continuing their reign as the industry’s giants.
Other industry giants such as Tourism Promotion Board (Philippines) and Best Western International were handpicked by TTG Publishing’s editorial team as Best Marketing & Relationship Effort and Best Trade Supporter for their outstanding achievements. Myanmar was crownedDestination of the Year, and Mr. Ryoichi Matsuyama, President of JNTO was announced as the Travel Personality of the Year.
The Awards also welcomed 2 new TTG Travel Hall of Fame honoraries – Regal Airport Hotel and Banyan Tree Spa into the elite ranks of the travel trade industry for their impressive achievement of winning the same award over the l0 years. A virtual Hall of Fame (http://www.ttghof.com) was launched in late September with the objective to showcase the accolades and memorabilia of the Hall of Fame inductees to a global audience.
For the first time, TTG Travel Awards also honored 2 of their industry partners – Jae Pil Sho, Editor and Publisher of TravelPress Korea and Chower Narula, Managing Director of World Media for their lifelong contributions and immense dedication to the travel trade industry and also TTG Asia Media.