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<Report>Mekong Tourism Award 2016 presented to excellent tours to CLMV

The ASEAN-Japan Centre and members of a judging committee selected five excellent tour products to destinations in CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) as winners of the Mekong Tourism Award 2016.  Travel agents as well as land operators and airline companies of the selected tour products were awarded in Tokyo on March  8, 2017.  The purpose of this award is to encourage Japanese travel industry to produce unique and diversified quality tour products to CLMV and to entice outbound travel from Japan to destinations in CLMV. 

The award was organized by the ASEAN-Japan Centre and was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Japan Tourism Agency, the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) and the Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan (OTOA). 

MTA表彰式

Front: The staffs of CLMV Embassies, representatives from Japan Tourism Agency, Japan Association of Travel Agents,
Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan, ASEAN-Japan Centre Tourism&Exchange Director  Back:   Award Winners 

 

●New Destination Award  “7 Days to Da Lat – Highland Resort, Suoi Tien- Fairy Stream, and Ho Chi Minh – Petite Paris”

Travel Agency: Hankyu Travel International Co., Ltd Tour Operator: MS Tourist Co., Ltd. Airline: Japan Airlines

 

●New Destination Award  “Proudly Fantastic Trip: Visit Legacy Cave “Datdawtaung Cave” for 6 Days”

Travel Agency: H.I.S. Co., Ltd. Tour Operator: H. I. S. Yangon Branch, Myanmar Airline: All Nippon Airways

 

Ecotourism Award    N/A

 

●Unique Tour Award  “Visit to Lao Traditional Textile and World Heritage City Luang Prabang for 7 Days”

Travel Agency: TABi’Z Inc.  Tour Operator: Jumping Tour Co.,Ltd    Airline: Vietnam Airlines and Lao National Airlines

 

●Exchange Program Award  “5 Days for Kids and the Youths to Visit and Interact with Residents in Cambodia!”

Travel Agency: Jumbo Tours Co., Ltd.  Tour Operator: JHC Angkor     Airline: Sky Angkor Airlines

 

●Jury’s Special Award   “Essential 8 Days to Visit Four Cities in Laos “

Travel Agency: Club Tourism International Inc. Tour Operator: APEX International Co., Ltd.    Airline: Vietnam Airlines