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TTG Travel Awards 2015

Eighty-three winners took the stage for coming out tops as 2015’s best Asia-Pacific industry players

This year, The 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2015 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held in Centara Grand at CentralWorld, the 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.

BANGKOK – TTG Travel Awards 2015 culminates on 1 October in celebration of the 83 winners who represent the best and brightest in the Asia-Pacific industry. 
 
18 new winners have emerged across various categories, taking home the signature Hermes trophy for the first time. First-time winners such as Vietjet, Gardens By The Bay and Buffalo Tours have successfully claimed titles that were dominated by long-time winners, taking the honor of Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier, Best Theme Attraction and Best Travel Agency – Vietnam respectively. 
 
The roll-call of inaugural winners also include POP Hotel Kuta Beach Bali, Mira Moon, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, The Westin Singapore, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport and Amari Phuket from the Hotels –Individual, positioning themselves as the best of the best in the travel trade industry. 
 
Amid strong competition, 16 of tonight’s winning organisations have continued to grow from strength to strength, making their remarkable comebacks into the awards. Among them are AccorHotels and Holiday Inn Express, reclaiming their titles as Best Global Hotel Chain and Best Budget Hotel Brand respectively. Other returning winners include The Langham Hong Kong (Best City Hotel – Hong Kong) and Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Best Convention & Exhibition Centre).
 
While first-time and returning winners make their way into TTG Travel Awards, veteran organisations such as Qatar Airways, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board have successfully defended their titles with consecutive wins, continuing their reign as the industry’s giants. 
 
Other industry giants such as Tourism Promotion Board (Philippines) and Best Western International were handpicked by TTG Publishing’s editorial team as Best Marketing & Relationship Effort and Best Trade Supporter for their outstanding achievements. Myanmar was crowned Destination of the Year, and Mr. Ryoichi Matsuyama, President of JNTO was announced as the Travel Personality of the Year.
 
The Awards also welcomed 2 new TTG Travel Hall of Fame honoraries – Regal Airport Hotel and Banyan Tree Spa into the elite ranks of the travel trade industry for their impressive achievement of winning the same award over the l0 years. A virtual Hall of Fame (https://www.ttghof.com) was launched in late September with the objective to showcase the accolades and memorabilia of the Hall of Fame inductees to a global audience. 
 
For the first time, TTG Travel Awards also honored 2 of their industry partners – Jae Pil Sho, Editor and Publisher of TravelPress Korea and Chower Narula, Managing Director of World Media for their lifelong contributions and immense dedication to the travel trade industry and also TTG Asia Media. 
 
This year, The 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2015 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held in Centara Grand at CentralWorld, the 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.  

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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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