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<Report>ASEAN Tourism Awards 2018 presented to excellent tours to ASEAN

<Report>ASEAN Tourism Awards 2018 presented to excellent tours to ASEAN

The ASEAN-Japan Centre has announced 11 excellent tour products in 6 categories to destinations in ASEAN as winners of the inaugural ASEAN Tourism Awards 2018.

The judging committee consisting of the members of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), the Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan (OTOA), and the ASEAN-Japan Centre, carefully screened all of the seventy-six entries, and made a selection of the winners.

<<Awarded Tour Products>>

New Destination Award

Tropical mirage 6 days in Brunei (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: JTB Media Retailing Corp. 
Land operator: OVERSEAS NETWORK Co., LTD 
Airline: Royal Brunei Airlines

Luxury Travel Award

5 days premium travel to Bangkok and Ayutthaya by Thai Airways’ First class (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: CLUB TOURISM INTERNATIONAL INC. 
Land operator: SAI Travel Service Co., Ltd. 
Airline: THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL

Unique Tour Award (2 products)

Try being Cabin Attendant at Malaysia Airline’s training center (7 days) (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: PURPOSE JAPAN CO.LTD 
Land operator: PURPOSE JAPAN CO.LTD 
Airline: Malaysia Airlines

Study tour to learn the latest fair tradings and social businesses in the Philippines (7 days) (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: GLOBE-TROTTER T&E Inc. 
Land operator: Girls, be Ambitious Inc. 
Airline: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air

Sustainable Tour Award (2 products)

Birdwatching in Negros, the Philippines (5 days) (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: Kaze Travel Co., Ltd. 
Land operator: BLUE PLANET EXPLORER 
Airline: Philippine Airlines

Wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Borneo, Bilit along Kinabatan river (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: U Tour Service Co., Ltd 
Land operator: Ocean Delight Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd 
Airline: Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia

Mekong Award (4 products)

7 resorts in Vietnam by Vietnam Airlines
<Awardees>
Travel agency: NIPPON TRAVEL AGENCY CO., LTD 
Land operator: S.M.I. TRAVEL JAPAN CO., LTD.、APEX International Inc. 
Airline: Vietnam Airlines

The new best of Cambodia, 6 days round tour (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: JTB Media Retailing Corp. 
Land operator: APEX International Inc. 
Airline: All Nippon Airways

7 days touring north-south Laos, Shangri-la of the great Mekong  (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: CLUB TOURISM INTERNATIONAL INC. 
Land operator: APEX International Inc. 
Airline: Vietnam Airlines

Club Tourism Special event, 7 superspectacles and festivals in Myanmar in 7 days
<Awardees>
Travel agency: CLUB TOURISM INTERNATIONAL INC. 
Land operator: APEX International Inc. 
Airline: All Nippon Airways

 Jury’s Special Award

Special tour of YTV Asa Para! (TV program) and JTB  “Hello, Myanmar” (Link to the Awarded Tour)
<Awardees>
Travel agency: JTB Corp. 
Land operator: JTB・Polestar Co., Ltd.  
Airline:  Singapore Airlines