Myanmar wins best destination at TTG Asia Awards

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At the 2015 TTG Asia, Myanmar was crowned as “Destination of the Year”. Friends of Myanmar, as well as the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office celebrated the happy moment at the gala evening at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok.

Myanmar is expected to see tourist arrivals exceeding 4.5 million this year, according to an official report out end of September.

The foreign tourists visiting Myanmar as of September this year have overshot the figure of 3.08 million for the whole of 2014, Xinhua news agency cited the report by Hotels and Tourism Minister U Htay Aung.

According to ministry statistics as of August 31, Myanmar had 1,225 licensed hotels with 47,911 rooms across the country and 1,847 travel operators.

The country has set a target of attracting five million tourists in 2015.

The TTG Travel Awards has been recognising the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. This prestigious annual event honours stellar organisations and individuals in 4 categories: Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement and Travel Hall of Fame, organised by TTG Asia.

This annual event coincides with Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific – The World’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel.

A complete list of winners can be viewed below.

More information on the TTG Travel Awards can be found at: www.ttgasia.com/ttg-awards.

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Photo: Maung Maung Swe, ViceChairman of the Myanmar Tourism Federation celebrates the happy moment with Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)

 

S/N Award Title Winner
1 Best North American Airline Air Canada
2 Best European Airline Turkish Airlines NEW
3 Best Middle Eastern Airline Qatar Airways
4 Best South-East Asian Airline Thai Airways International
5 Best North Asian Airline Cathay Pacific Airways
6 Best China Airline China Southern Airlines
7 Best Pacific Airline Qantas Airways Ltd
8 Best Regional Airline Dragonair
9 Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier VietJet NEW
10 Best Global Hotel Chain AccorHotels
11 Best Regional Hotel Chain Park Hotel Group
12 Best Local Hotel Chain Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts
13 Best Hotel Rep Company Preferred Hotels & Resorts
14 Best Luxury Hotel Brand Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
15 Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand Best Western International
16 Best Budget Hotel Brand Holiday Inn Express
17 Best Luxury Hotel The Peninsula Hong Kong
18 Best Mid-Range Hotel Ramada Singapore At Zhongshan Park
19 Best Budget Hotel POP Hotel Kuta Beach Bali NEW
20 Best Independent Hotel Royal Plaza on Scotts
21 Best Boutique Hotel Mira Moon Hong Kong NEW
22 Best City Hotel – Bangkok Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
23 Best City Hotel – Delhi Taj Palace Hotel
24 Best City Hotel – Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
25 Best City Hotel – Hong Kong The Langham, Hong Kong
26 Best City Hotel – Jakarta Gran Melia Jakarta
27 Best City Hotel – Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur NEW
28 Best City Hotel – Macau Grand Hyatt Macau
29 Best City Hotel – Manila Fairmont Makati
30 Best City Hotel – Seoul The Shilla Seoul
31 Best City Hotel – Singapore Mandarin Orchard Singapore
32 Best City Hotel – Taipei W Taipei
33 Best City Hotel – Tokyo Conrad Tokyo
34 Best New City Hotel The Westin Singapore NEW
35 Best Airport Hotel Crowne Plaza® Changi Airport NEW
36 Best Beach Resort Amari Phuket NEW
37 Best Resort Hotel (Non-Beach) Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali
38 Best Integrated Resort Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd
39 Best Serviced Residence Operator Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd
40 Best Airline – Business Class Etihad Airways NEW
41 Best Business Hotel Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
42 Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld
43 Best BT-MICE City Singapore Tourism Board
44 Best Convention & Exhibition Centre Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
45 Best Convention & Exhibition Bureau Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau
46 Best Airport Incheon International Airport Corporation
47 Best GDS Travelport
48 Best Cruise Operator Royal Caribbean Cruises (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
49 Best NTO Macau Government Tourist Office NEW
50 Best Theme Attraction Gardens by the Bay NEW
51 Best Travel Agency – China China International Travel Service
52 Best Travel Agency – Chinese Taipei Phoenix Tours International Inc
53 Best Travel Agency – Hong Kong Westminister Travel Limited
54 Best Travel Agency – India Creative Travel Pvt Ltd
55 Best Travel Agency – Indochina Diethelm Travel Group
56 Best Travel Agency – Indonesia Panorama Destination Indonesia
57 Best Travel Agency – Japan H.I.S.Co, Ltd
58 Best Travel Agency – Malaysia Mitra Tours & Travel
59 Best Travel Agency – Singapore Chan Brothers Travel
60 Best Travel Agency – South Korea Hanatour
61 Best Travel Agency – Thailand Asian Trails
62 Best Travel Agency – The Philippines Rajah Travel Corporation
63 Best Travel Agency – Vietnam Buffalo Tours NEW
64 Best Corporate Travel Agency Carlson Wagonlit Travel
65 Best Online Travel Agency Asiatravel.com
66 Travel Personality of the Year Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, JNTO NEW
67 Destination of the Year Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar NEW
68 Best Marketing & Relationship Effort Tourism Promotion Board (TPB) Philippines
69 Best Trade Supporter Best Western International
70 TTG Pioneer Award Chower Narula NEW AWARD
Managing Director
World Media Co. Ltd
71 TTG Pioneer Award Jae Pil Sho NEW AWARD
Editor & Publisher
TravelPress
72 Hall of Fame Singapore Airlines Ltd
73 Hall of Fame Singapore Changi Airport
74 Hall of Fame Hertz Asia Pacific
75 Hall of Fame Royal Cliff Hotels Group –  The State of Exclusivity & Fascination
76 Hall of Fame Star Cruises
77 Hall of Fame Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific
78 Hall of Fame SilkAir
79 Hall of Fame Lotte Tour
80 Hall of Fame Hong Kong International Airport
81 Hall of Fame Raffles Singapore
82 Hall of Fame Regal Airport Hotel INDUCTED IN 2015
83 Hall of Fame Banyan Tree Spa INDUCTED IN 2015

 

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