TTG TRAVEL Awards 2015 culminated last Thursday evening in celebration of 83 top performing travel and tourism companies and individuals in Asia-Pacific.
Eighteen new winners, including Gardens By The Bay for Best Themed Attraction, Etihad Airways for Best Airline – Business Class, The Westin Singapore for Best New City Hotel, and Myanmar for Destination of the Year, emerged across various categories, taking home the signature Hermes trophy for the first time.
Amid strong competition, 16 winning organisations were able to grow from strength to strength, making their remarkable comebacks into the awards. Among them were The Langham Hong Kong for Best City Hotel – Hong Kong and Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre for Best Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Veteran organisations such as Qatar Airways (Best Middle Eastern Airline), Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Best Convention & Exhibition Bureau), Resorts World at Sentosa (Best Integrated Resort) and Singapore Tourism Board (Best BT-MICE City) defended their titles with consecutive wins.
Regal Airport Hotel and Banyan Tree Spa were inducted into the TTG Travel Hall of Fame for having won the same award over l0 years. A virtual Hall of Fame (http://www.ttghof.com) was launched in late September to showcase the accolades and memorabilia of inductees to a global audience.
For the first time, the Awards also honored two 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 TTG Asia Media.