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TTG Travel Awards 2014 Celebrates Its Silver Jubilee With 82 Of The Region’s Best And Brightest Organisations

October 3, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Marching into its silver jubilee, TTG Travel Awards 2014 culminates on this night in celebration of the 82 winners who represent the best and brightest in the Asia-Pacific industry. 

With defending winners holding their grounds strong, 12 new winners made their way into TTG Travel Awards 2014. First-time winners such as Virgin Australia and Starwood Hotels and Resorts have successfully claimed titles that were dominated by long-time winners, taking the honor of Best Pacific Airline and Best Global Hotel Chain respectively.

Making an impression on the industry with standards above their peers, debuting winners includes new properties such as Ramada Singapore At Zhongshan Park, Gran Melia Jakarta, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villa Hua Hin and The Mulia Bali, reflecting the competitiveness among hotels and resorts.

While first-time winners made their way into the TTG Travel Awards, veteran organisations such as Qatar Airways, Air China, Regal Airport Hotel, Banyan Tree Spas, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau have consistently been at the top of their league, with at least 9 consecutive wins over the years.

Also in the limelight were 8 of tonight’s 82 winning organisations & individuals, that have made a remarkable comeback into the awards. Among them were Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts reclaiming their crown as Best Luxury Hotel Brand, Japan National Tourism Board regaining its hold as the Best NTO and The Venetian Macao returning as the Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel. Other returning winners include Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok (Best City Hotel – Bangkok), Lotte Hotels and Resorts (Best City Hotel Seoul), Imperial Hotel Tokyo (Best City Hotel – Tokyo) and JTB Corporation (Best Travel Agency – Japan).

Amid strong competition, two organisations managed to take home not only one, but two Hermes trophies tonight. Thai Airways Internationals was crowned as the Best South-East Asian Airlines and Best Airline – Business class while Best Western International was recognized for Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand and also Best Trade Supporter, a newly added Outstanding Achievements Award handpicked by TTG Travel Trade Publishing’s editorial team.

A new Outstanding Achievement award, Sustainable Travel Company of the Year was also added with Centara Hotels and Resorts winning this inaugural award. In the same category, The Philippines was crowned as the Destination of the Year for their relentless efforts to engage the industry, Brand USA for the Best Marketing and Development Effort and Mr Kwek Leng Beng, CEO of Hong Leong Group Singapore as the Best Travel Entrepreneur of the Year.

The 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held in Centara Grand at CentralWorld, our official venue sponsor for the event. 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.

The winners are:

S/N Title Organisation
Airline Awards
1 Best North American Airline Air Canada
2 Best European Airline Finnair
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 Air China
7 Best Pacific Airline Virgin AustraliaNEW
8 Best Regional Airline Dragonair
9 Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier AirAsia
Hotel Chains
10 Best Global Hotel Chain Starwood Hotels & ResortsNEW
11 Best Regional Hotel Chain Park Hotel Group
12 Best Local Hotel Chain Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts
13 Best Hotel Rep Company Preferred Hotel Group™
14 Best Luxury Hotel Brand Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
15 Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand Best Western International
16 Best Budget Hotel Brand Ibis Hotels
Hotels – Individual Property
17 Best Luxury Hotel The Peninsula Hong Kong
18 Best Mid-Range Hotel Ramada Singapore At Zhongshan ParkNEW
19 Best Budget Hotel Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay Hong Kong
20 Best Independent Hotel Royal Plaza on Scotts
21 Best Boutique Hotel The Quincy Hotel By Far East Hospitality
22 Best City Hotel – Bangkok Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
23 Best City Hotel – Delhi Taj Palace Hotel
24 Best City Hotel – Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
25 Best City Hotel – Hong Kong The Ritz-Calton, Hong Kong
26 Best City Hotel – Jakarta Gran Melia Jakarta
27 Best City Hotel – Kuala Lumpur Hilton Kuala Lumpur
28 Best City Hotel – Macau Grand Hyatt Macau
29 Best City Hotel – Manila InterContinental Manila (IHG)
30 Best City Hotel – Seoul Lotte Hotels & Resorts
31 Best City Hotel – Singapore Mandarin Orchard Singapore
32 Best City Hotel – Taipei W Taipei
33 Best City Hotel – Tokyo Imperial Hotel Tokyo
34 Best New City Hotel Mandarin Oriental, TaipeiNEW
35 Best Airport Hotel Regal Airport Hotel
Resorts – Individual Property
36 Best Beach Resort Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin  NEW
37 Best Resort Hotel (Non-Beach) Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, BaliNEW
38 Best New Beach Resort Hotel The Mulia Bali
39 Best Integrated Resort Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd
Serviced Residences and Spas
40 Best Serviced Residence Operator Frasers Hospitality
41 Best Spa Operator Banyan Tree Spas
BT-MICE Awards
42 Best Airline – Business Class Thai Airways International
43 Best Business Hotel Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
44 Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel The Venetian Macao
45 Best BT-MICE City Singapore
46 Best Convention & Exhibition Centre Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) LtdNEW
47 Best Convention & Exhibition Bureau Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau
Travel Services Awards
48 Best Airport Incheon International Airport
49 Best GDS Travelport
50 Best Cruise Operator Royal Caribbean International
51 Best NTO Japan National Tourism Organization
52 Best Theme Attraction Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Travel Agency
53 Best Travel Agency – China China International Travel Service
54 Best Travel Agency – Chinese Taipei Phoenix Tours International, Inc
55 Best Travel Agency – Hong Kong Westminister Travel
56 Best Travel Agency – India Creative Travel Pvt Ltd
57 Best Travel Agency – Indochina Diethelm Travel Group
58 Best Travel Agency – Indonesia Panorama DMC
59 Best Travel Agency – Japan JTB Corporation
60 Best Travel Agency – Malaysia Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel
61 Best Travel Agency – Singapore Dynasty Travel International Pte LtdNEW
62 Best Travel Agency – South Korea Global Tour Ltd
63 Best Travel Agency – Thailand Asian Trails
64 Best Travel Agency – The Philippines Rajah Travel Corporation
65 Best Travel Agency – Vietnam VIETRAVEL
66 Best Corporate Travel Agency Carlson Wagonlit Travel
67 Best Online Travel Agency Asiatravel.com
Outstanding Achievement Awards
68 Destination of the Year The PhilippinesNEW
69 Travel Entrepreneur of the Year Mr. Kwek Leng BengNEW
Executive Chairman
Hong Leong Group Singapore
70 Best Travel Marketing Effort Brand USANEW
71 Best Travel Trade Supporter Best Western International
72 Sustainable Travel Company of the Year Centara Hotels & ResortsNEW
Hall of Fame
73 Hall of Fame Singapore Airlines
74 Hall of Fame Singapore Changi Airport
75 Hall of Fame Hertz Asia Pacific
76 Hall of Fame The Royal Cliff Hotels Group – The State of Exclusivity & Fascination
77 Hall of Fame Star Cruises
78 Hall of Fame Abacus International
79 Hall of Fame SilkAir
80 Hall of Fame Lotte Tour
81 Hall of Fame Hong Kong International Airport
82 Hall of Fame Raffles Hotel Singapore

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