October 5, 2022

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual TTG Travel Awards returned yesterday evening with its 31st edition that commemorated 41 exceptional travel and tourism players across Asia-Pacific.

Millicent Cruz-Paredes, ambassador of the Philippines to Thailand (centre), receives the Destination of the Year award on behalf of the Philippines

The Outstanding Achievement Awards category – the only non-voting segment of the awards, with winners determined by TTG’s editorial team for their remarkable contributions to the industry – recognised the Philippines as Destination of the Year; Tourism Australia for the Best Travel Marketing Effort awards; and Accor for the Most Sustainable Travel Company award.

The majority of the night’s recipients comprised organisations that have successfully defended their titles, such as Shangri-La Hotels (Best Luxury Hotel Brand), Pan Pacific Hotels Group (Best Regional Hotel Chain), and Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld (Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel).

Industry veterans Resorts World at Sentosa (Best Integrated Resort) and Frasers Hospitality (Best Serviced Residence Operator) also earned consecutive wins of their titles.

Amid fierce competition, 11 awardees marked their resurgence into the awards. Having previously been awarded in 2015, both Grand Hyatt Macau and Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau made an incredible comeback in their respective titles – Best City Hotel – Macau and Best Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

The gala event was held at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, and coincided with IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific double-bill event in Bangkok from September 20-22.

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