• PATA 2016 Grand and Gold Award winners announced

    Ramesh Tiwari
    July 21, 2016
    PATA 2016 Grand and Gold Award winners announced

    TravelBizNews —

    BANGKOK: The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the winners of the 2106 PATA Grand and Gold Awards.

    PATA award is supported and sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) for the last 21 years. This year’s awards recognise the achievements of 26 separate organisations and individuals.

    PATA will present 31 Grand and Gold Awards at Jakarta, Indonesia on September 9 during PATA Travel Mart 2016.

    The PATA Grand Awards are presented to outstanding entries in four principal categories: Marketing; Education and Training; Environment, and Heritage and Culture.

    Jetwing Hotels, Sri Lanka will receive the 2016 PATA Grand Award for Education and Training for its ‘A Journey of Hope and Progress – The Jetwing Youth Development Project’. The Environmental award will be presented to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, for its ‘Sands ECO360°’.

    Similarly, the Heritage and Culture Award will be awarded to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), for its ‘One and Only Project in Discover Thainess Campaign’and the Marketing Award will be presented to Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) for its ‘Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations Campaign’.

    PATA Grand Award 2016

    Education and Training

    A Journey of Hope and Progress – The Jetwing Youth Development Project

    Jetwing Hotels, Sri Lanka

     

    PATA Grand Award 2016

    Environment

    Sands ECO360°

    Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

     

    PATA Grand Award 2016

    Heritage and Culture

    One and Only Project in Discover Thainess Campaign

    Tourism Authority of Thailand

     

    PATA Grand Award 2016

    Marketing

    Hong Kong New Years Countdown Celebrations Campaign

    Hong Kong Tourism Board

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    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing – Primary Government Destination

    Total Solar Eclipse Indonesia

    Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing – Secondary Government Destination

    NSW South Coast Campaign

    Destination NSW, Australia

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing – Carrier

    Match.com Brand Partnership

    Fiji Airways, USA

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing – Hotel

    Ways to wow

    Hotel ICON, Hong Kong SAR

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing – Industry

    Thailand Boutique Awards

    Krungthai Card Public Company Limited, Thailand

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing – Youth Travel

    Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 5

    Resort World Sentosa, Singapore

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    CSR

    EXO Travel CSR Programme

    EXO Travel, Thailand

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Education and Training

    Introducing young TEC – New Zealand training future tourism leaders

    Tourism Export Council New Zealand

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Environment – Corporate Environmental Programme

    The TreadRight Foundation’s Wild Coverage across Planet

    The Travel Corporation

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Environment – Ecotourism Project

    Low Carbon Holiday Initiative Project

    DASTA, Thailand

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Environment – Educational Programme

    Eco Walk the Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa

    The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa, Malaysia

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Heritage and Culture – Heritage

    Stone Houses, the heritage of Matsu Islands

    Tourism Bureau, Chinese Taipei

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Heritage and Culture – Culture

    Lalare Orchestra

    Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Consumer Travel Brochure

    Perfect Moments – Luxury Travel by SOTC

    SOTC Travel Services Pvt. Ltd., India

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application

    Step Out, Macao Mobile App

    Macao Government Tourism Office, Macao SAR

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Promotional Travel Video

    Visit Nepal after the Earthquake

    Adventure Travel Trade Association, USA

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Public Relations Campaign

    Papua New Guinea’s Past, Present, Future Photo Exhibit Event

    Tourism Papua New Guinea, USA

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – E-Newsletter

    Kerala Tourism E-Newsletter

    Kerala Tourism, India

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media

    Visit Kerala

    Kerala Tourism, India

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print Media

    2016 Calendar: K-Food

    Korea Tourism Organization, Korea (ROK)

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Travel Poster

    Landmark of Malaysia

    Tourism Malaysia

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Web site

    Mekong Tourism.org Digital Platform

    Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), Thailand

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Marketing Media – Social Media

    Discover Hong Kong Facebook Fan Page

    Hong Kong Tourism Board

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Travel Journalism – Destination Article

    Da Nang Breathing Fire by Roderick Eime

    Vacation & Travel, October/November 2015, Australia

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    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

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Travel Journalism – Travel Guide Book

    Thailand from the Air

    Tourism Authority of Thailand

     

    PATA Gold Award 2016

    Travel Journalism – Travel Photograph

    Journey of the Wanderer by Handi Lakonso

    Colours, Inflight magazine of Garuda Indonesia, April 2015

    Agency Fish, Indonesia

     

    Honourable Mention

    PATA Gold Award 2016 – Marketing

    The RoadTrip: Asia 2015

    Contiki Holidays, United Kingdom

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