Mimi Hudoyo (centre), all smiles with her award. Credit: Joen Damayanti
TTG Asia Luxury has clinched its first award through a feature-length article in the December 2015 issue, The New Glamorous, written by senior editors Mimi Hudoyo and Raini Hamdi.
The story wins a PATA Gold Award for Travel Journalism – Industry Business Article, which was presented at the PATA Travel Mart in Jakarta last week.
It studied how and why the old luxury of grand hotels, first-class air travel and limousine rides is simply not enough to satisfy a new breed of customers, and the extent to which the industry goes to provide out-of-the-world experiences for wealthy folks seeking deeper fulfilment in their travels.
The article can be viewed on pages 10-13 on TTG Asia Luxury’s e-book here.
TTG Asia Luxury is currently bi-annual and is directly overseen by Raini, who launched the publication in 2013. It is distributed to buyers of premium travel and luxury meetings in Asia-Pacific and gains an international read through an online presence on the ttgasia.com platform.
In another win for TTG Asia Publishing, S Puvaneswary, TTG Asia’s editor-Malaysia and Brunei, recently took home an award for Business Events Journalism Excellence, Print/Online, given by the Sarawak Convention Bureau.
She won the prize for an article published on TTGassociations in April 2015, titled Watching And Waiting, which was a profile of Ravi Chandran, congress president of the 24th Asian & Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a convention held in Sarawak last year.