Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020
Submissions by organization and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism in industry throughout the Asia Pacific region can submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2020.
At the PATA Travel Mart 2020 the PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Presentation will take place . The deadline for the submissions is May 14, 2020.
The PATA Gold Awards sets industry standards for excellence and innovation and is sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO).
By introducing several new categories PATA will reinforce its position as innovative and prestigious award for the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry.
For the best of show entries PATA will present three Grand Title Winners : Marketing, Sustainability and Human and Capital Development with 23 Gold Awards to be bestowed.
Climate Change Initiative, Tourism for all and Youth Empowerment initiative are the new categories that are now open for submissions.
Ms Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of MGTO, said that the relentless growth trajectory of tourism has opened new avenues of development, however by its nature the industry is prone to disruption in the face of events like the COVID-19 outbreak. As a tourism city, Macao is glad to support the PATA Gold Awards, and encourages government and private tourism stakeholders to join this platform. By showcasing its best practices, organizations and individuals can contribute to the ongoing dialogue on how they can work together to build a vibrant, yet sustainable and resilient tourism industry in these volatile times.
Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of PATA was grateful to MGTO for sponsoring the PATA Gold Awards 2020 and for their continued commitment to a responsible and sustainable tourism industry. These awards provides them with the perfect opportunity to recognise and reward the very best the Asia Pacific travel industry has to offer.The winners of these awards set industry standards for excellence and innovation and serve as examples for others to follow. This year, they have streamlined the number of awards to truly highlight the accomplishments of the winners, therefore he encouraged all organizations that demonstrate excellence in conception, creativity and fulfillment to submit their applications today.