An analysis on the relevance of Cambodia’s tourist sites of death and suffering has won TTG Asia the Feature of the Year Bronze award from the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS).
Written by TTG Asia’s Cambodia correspondent, Marissa Carruthers, the Dark side of dark tourism brought in divisive views on the promotion of travel to the infamous killing fields and slaughter sites. The story ultimately found that travel trade specialists agreed on one thing – that tourism can help the country reconcile with its recent turbulent history and these dark sites can shift from the macabre to educational.
TTG Travel Trade Publishing’s publisher Michael Chow picked up the award at the 2017 MPAS Awards and Media Ball on September 26.
At the same time, MPAS also bestowed TTGassociations magazine with the Travel Trade Media of the Year award.
Launched in April 2014, the quarterly print publication advocates the importance of association meetings and events to trade associations intending to engage, educate and raise the professionalism of their members, and ultimately to remain relevant in their industry. It is distributed to executives of Asian trade associations, and enjoys a circulation of 2,000 across Asia-Pacific in print and 5,000 digitally.