Andrew Williams, general manager, Seatrade, presented the Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia last night during the Seatrade Cruise Asia Gala Dinner in Busan, Korea at the Busan Port International Cruise Terminal.
Mr Williams presented the award to Bob Guy, managing director – singapore & malaysia for Destination Asia, in recognition of his long, outstanding engagement within the cruise industry in Asia. Upon presenting the award, Dr Liu spoke about Bob Guy with high praise:
‘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.’
Upon receipt of the award, Bob Guy said ‘It is a great honor to receive this award, given in the name of Rama Rebbapragada a cruise industry leader that I knew well and worked with closely. We worked together to grow cruise tourism in the Asia Pacific region. I remember Rama fondly and will strive to continue this work in his name.’
Hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City and Korea Tourism Organization, Seatrade Cruise Asia took place 12-13 May 2016 at the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Korea. The event featured a showcase exhibition, conference and travel agent training. We would like to say thank you to our sponsors, MedCruise and Wonderful Indonesia, and our supporters CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) the Ministry of Culture Sports & Tourism and the Ministry of Oceans & Fisheries.