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PATA announces Grand and Gold Award winners 2018

Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements of 27 separate organisations and individuals.

The awards ceremony takes place in Langkawi, Malaysia on Friday, September 14 during PATA Travel Mart 2018. The 34 Grand and Gold Awards will be presented to such organisations as Amadeus Asia Limited, Thailand; AirAsia, Malaysia; Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE; Hong Kong Tourism Board; Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Sri Lanka; Kerala Tourism, India; Local Alike, Thailand; Marianas Visitors Authority; Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Macao; PEAK DMC, India; and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

This year’s awards attracted 200 entries from 87 organisations and individuals worldwide. The winners were selected by an independent judging committee consisting of fourteen senior executives from the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors (see full list below).
PATA GRAND AWARDS 2018

1. PATA Grand Award 2018
Education and Training
King’s Wisdom for Sustainable Tourism
Tourism Authority of Thailand

2. PATA Grand Award 2018
Environment
Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camps, Thailand

3. PATA Grand Award 2018
Heritage and Culture
Art is Everywhere
Hong Kong Tourism Board

4. PATA Grand Award 2018
Marketing
Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Old Town Central
Hong Kong Tourism Board

PATA GOLD AWARDS 2018

1. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing – Primary Government Destination
TAT “Amazing Green Thailand: A’maze 2017”
Tourism Authority of Thailand

2. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing – Secondary Government Destination
Your Extraordinary Story
Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, UAE

3. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing – Carrier
Adventure Live
AirAsia, Malaysia

4. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing – Hospitality
Studio City Dinosaur Hunt
Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Macao

5. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing – Industry
Mekong Moments
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, Thailand

6. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing – Young Travellers
My Hong Kong Buddy
Hong Kong Tourism Board

7. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing – Adventure Travel
Difference Aside Reality Show
Langkawi Development Authority, Malaysia

8. PATA Gold Award 2018
Environment – Corporate Environmental Programme
The Essence of Our Being
Jetwing Hotels Ltd, Sri Lanka

9. PATA Gold Award 2018
Environment – Ecotourism Project
Cinnamon Elephant Project
Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Sri Lanka

10. PATA Gold Award 2018
Environment – Environmental Education Programme
300 Ways to Save – Green Practices
The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia

11. PATA Gold Award 2018
Corporate Social Responsibility
Making Great Moment to the Community
MGM, Macao

12. PATA Gold Award 2018
Women Empowerment Initiative
Empowering Women through Inclusive Work
PEAK DMC, India

13. PATA Gold Award 2018
Heritage
India Heritage Walk Festival
Sahapedia, India

14. PATA Gold Award 2018
Culture
Online Campaign 2017 “6Senses of Local Experience in Thailand”
Tourism Authority of Thailand

15. PATA Gold Award 2018
Community-Based Tourism
Local Alike, Thailand

16. PATA Gold Award 2018
Education and Training
The Official Marianas Guide
Marianas Visitors Authority

17. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media
Holidays Bring You Closer
SOTC Travel LTD, India

18. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Travel Advertisement Print Media
Yalla Kerala Campaign
Kerala Tourism, India

19. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Travel Brochure
Experiential Showcase of the Indian Journeys
Cox and Kings, India

20. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – E-Newsletter
Experience Malaysia
Tourism Malaysia

21. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Travel Poster
Live Inspired Campaign
Kerala Tourism, India

22. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Public Relations Campaign
Journey of Me by Amadeus
Amadeus Asia Limited, Thailand

23. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Social Media
InstaGUAM
Guam Visitors Bureau

24. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Mobile Travel Application
Visit Korea: Official Guide
Korea Tourism Organization

25. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Travel Video
Uncommon Experience
The Ultimate Travelling Camp, India

26. PATA Gold Award 2018
Marketing Media – Web Site
My Hong Kong Buddy
Hong Kong Tourism Board

27. PATA Gold Award 2018
Travel Journalism – Destination Article
Angkor Away, Holidays with Kids, April 2017
Aleney de Winter

28. PATA Gold Award 2018
Travel Journalism – Industry Business Article
The Technology Experience, TTGmice, June 2017
Karen Yue, TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd

29. PATA Gold Award 2018
Travel Journalism – Travel Photograph
Cruising through the Cave
Tourism Authority of Thailand

30. PATA Gold Award 2018
Travel Journalism – Travel Guidebook
An Interactive Guide to Angkor
Dougald O’Reilly

Iuliia Tore