2017 Readers' Choice Awards-Best Trade Destination Marketing




Forty-six awards were handed out to travel organisations today at Travel Weekly Asia 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards hosted at Mandarin Orchard Singapore.

The ceremony and dinner reception saw more than 100 hospitality leaders across the region in attendance, with the menu for the night prepared by chefs from the two-Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro.

Said Robert Sullivan, president of the Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group, “The Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards are the most influential ranking of travel suppliers in the Asia Pacific region. Past award recipients have served as inspiration for the industry, and I am pleased that this year’s winners continue to raise the bar in their areas of expertise.”

This year marks the third edition of the awards, and a total of 46 awards was presented across 10 categories ranging from Airline, Hotel, Resort, Serviced Residence, Cruise, Travel Technology, Travel Agent, Tourism Experience, Car Rental, to Destination.

Cinn Tan, chief sales and marketing officer of Pan Pacific Hotel Group, a first-time winner, said: “This award came at a right time for us as we are trying to build Pan Pacific Hotels Group as a trusted brand across the region, and will serve as a great encouragement to our employees.”

Here are the winners for Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2017:

Best Airline – Asia Pacific: Singapore Airlines
Best Airline – Middle East: Emirates Airline
Best Airline – Business Class: Qatar Airways
Best Low Cost Carrier: Jetstar Asia
Best Airline – Service Excellence: Singapore Airlines

Best International Hotel Chain: Marriott International
Best Regional Hotel Chain: Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Best Mid-range Hotel Chain: Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Best Luxury Hotel – Asia Pacific: Raffles Hotel Singapore
Best Upscale Hotel – Asia Pacific: Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Best Midscale Hotel – Asia Pacific: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
Best Design Property – Asia Pacific: Oakwood Studios Singapore
Best Airport Hotel – Asia Pacific: Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong
Most Innovative Hotel – Asia Pacific: M Social Singapore
Best Hotel (Service Excellence) – Asia Pacific: One Farrer Hotel and Spa

Best Resort – Asia Pacific: The Mulia Bali
Best Integrated Resort – Asia Pacific: Resorts World Sentosa
Best Entertainment Resort – Asia Pacific: The Venetian Macao
Best Resort (Service Excellence) – Asia Pacific: Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Serviced Residence
Best Serviced Residence Group – Asia Pacific: The Ascott Limited
Best Serviced Residence Property – Asia Pacific: Ascott Orchard Singapore

Car Rental
Best Car Rental: Hertz

Best Cruise Line – Asia Pacific: Royal Caribbean International
Best Cruise Line – Luxury: Crystal Cruises
Best Cruise Line – Cuisine: Star Cruises
Best Cruise Line – Entertainment: Dream Cruises
Best Cruise Line – Family: Royal Caribbean International
Best New Ship: Genting Dream
Best Cruise Port: Singapore Cruise Centre
Best Cruise Line – Service Excellence: Costa Cruises

Best Global Distribution System: Sabre
Most Innovative Global Distribution System: Travelport
Best Payment Gateway: Cybersource
Best Travel Management Solutions Provider: HRS – Global Hotel Solutions

Travel Agent
Best Travel Agency – Asia Pacific: JTB
Best Travel Agency – North Asia: China International Travel Service (CITS)
Best Travel Agency – Southeast Asia: Panorama Group
Best Online Travel Wholesaler: Hotelbeds
Best Travel Management Company: Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Tourism Experience
Best Theme Park: Universal Studios Singapore
Best Attraction: Hong Kong Disneyland
Best Designer Outlet Mall: McArthurGlen Designer Outlets

Best Destination – Asia Pacific: Japan
Best Destination – America: Hawaii
Best Destination – Europe: Spain

Best Trade Destination Marketing: Tourism Promotions Board Philippines