PATA announces 2016 Grand and Gold Award winners

PATA-e1419209872330The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 PATA Grand and Gold Awards. Proudly 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 to such organisations as the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), EXO Travel, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hotel ICON, Jetwing Hotels, Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Tourism Malaysia.

The awards luncheon and presentation takes place at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), Greater Jakarta, Banten Province, Indonesia on Friday, September 9, 2016 during PATA Travel Mart 2016.

Miss Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, said, “The PATA Gold Awards 2016 winners reveal a variety of creative new ways that can be effective in advancing the tourism industry while following sustainable principles, in a valuable contribution to inspire good practices in the tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific.”

Dr. Mario Hardy, PATA CEO, added, “On behalf of PATA, I would like to congratulate the 2016 Grand and Gold Award winners and to thank all of this year’s participants for their submissions. This year’s winners exemplify the values of the Association in working towards a more responsible travel and tourism industry in the Asia Pacific region and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at the PATA Gold Awards luncheon and presentation at PATA Travel Mart 2016 in Indonesia.

PATA Grand Award Winners:

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

Environment
Sands ECO360°
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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

Marketing
Hong Kong New Years Countdown Celebrations Campaign
Hong Kong Tourism Board

Source = Pacific Asia Travel Association
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