Vietravel won Best Travel Agency of Vietnam at the TTG Travel Awards Ceremony
Updated at Wednesday, 04 Oct 2017, 09:47
The Hanoitimes - Vietravel has been recognized as “Vietnam’s Best Travel Agency” at the TTG Travel Awards Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.
The award marks the fifth time the company has received the honor. The annual TTG Travel Awards, regarded as the Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious travel industry awards, honors stellar organizations and individuals in four categories: Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement, and Travel Hall of Fame.
A representative of Vietravel (centre) receives the award for ‘Best Travel Agency.
At the 28th awards ceremony, Vietravel took home its title after receiving the highest number of votes from travel consultants, tour operators and destination management companies.
The annual search for Asia Pacific’s most outstanding travel organizations, spanning two months from May to July, calls upon industry professionals to name travel suppliers in the region who have risen above the competition and surpassed expectations.
For Travel Supplier Awards, only votes cast by travel consultants, tour operators, and destination management companies count towards the final result. For Travel Agency Awards, only votes cast by hoteliers, airline staff, car rental companies, cruise operators, national tourism organizations, GDS companies and all other travel professionals count towards the final result.
During the first nine months of this year, Vietravel offered tours to 550,000 guests, a 125 percent increase compared with the same time last year. The company reached the significant figure thanks to its diversified tour products and service.
Vietravel is the company offering the sole transportation service for the Asia Beach Games 5 held in Da Nang last September. At present, Vietravel has more than 40 offices and branches nationwide and in some foreign countries including Cambodia, Thailand and the US. The company plans to continue opening representative offices in other countries, aiming to be the first multi-national tourist company of Vietnam by 2020.
The TTG Travel Awards has been recognizing the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. This prestigious annual event honors stellar organizations and individuals in 4 categories: Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement, and Travel Hall of Fame. This TTG Travel Trade Publishing event is proudly organized by TTG Asia, with the support of TTG India, TTG China, TTGmice, tag associations, TTG-BTmice China and TTG Asia Luxury.
The first annual TTG Travel Awards began in 1989 and has been organized by TTG Asia every year since, with the exception of 2003, due to the SARS epidemic. In its place, a one-off TTG Honours was held to commend the dedicated efforts of members in the travel industry during those dire times.
Since the awards first began, this celebrated event has grown significantly in terms of participation from the industry as well as the number of awards given out each year. From a mere 10 awards in 1989, the Awards now honors over 80 winners across 4 categories – two voting, one non-voting and one honorary.
The TTG Travel Awards are now reputed as the most coveted and influential awards to be won in the region’s travel industry. Each year, the awards ceremony and gala dinner is attended by some of the industry’s most renowned personalities, which makes the awards a truly star-studded event. Moreover, attendance to the gala includes other international media who provide coverage and publicity of the event beyond the region.