ROBERT Guy, managing director Singapore and Malaysia at Destination Asia, has been awarded the Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry during the Seatrade Cruise Asia Gala Dinner last week.
According to a statement by Seatrade, Guy received the accolade “in recognition of his long, outstanding engagement within the cruise industry in Asia”.
Zinan Liu, chairman, Cruise Lines International Association, and who presented the award to Guy, said: “He has been involved with cruising since its absolute beginning in Asia.
“His experience with the industry and his encyclopedic knowledge of the geography of Asia made him a natural point of contact for the cruise line leaders who first came to Asia at that time, such as Adam Goldstein, Arne Bakkelund, Peter Cox, Stein Kruse and Bruce Krumrine, and of course the man whom this award is named after, Rama Rebbapragada.
“As cruise tourism now moves to centre-stage, his long experience and deep understanding of it gives him a special place in the Asian cruise industry.”
Seatrade Cruise Asia took place on May 12 to 13 at the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal in Busan, South Korea.