The Pacific Asia Travel Association has bestowed the Gold Award 2015 upon Vietjet to highlight its innovative and meaningful campaigns, which have greatly inspired and contributed to tourism development in Asia-Pacific.
Outperforming 269 entries from 83 travel and tourism organizations worldwide, Vietjet becomes the first ever prize winner from Vietnam. The award ceremony will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC) on September 8, 2015 during the PATA Travel Mart 2015 in Bangalore, India.
PATA Gold Award is a prestigious annual prize in tourism that is recognized all around the world. Since its foundation in 1951, PATA has been contributing significantly to regional tourism. As a non-profit organization, PATA has carried out important research and hosted many impressive events and meetings for its members, including 87 governmental agencies, 24 international carriers, airports and sea-freighters, and 59 educational institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Among its 36 Gold Awards, PATA will present up to four Grand Awards for best of show entries in the following broad categories: Environment, Education and Training, Heritage and Culture and Marketing Campaign.
“On behalf of PATA, I extend our warmest congratulations to all 2015 Grand and Gold Award winners and I also thank all participants. This year we received 269 entries from 83 travel and tourism organizations and individuals – the highest number since 2007,” said Mario Hardy, PATA CEO. “We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments at the PATA Gold Awards Luncheon and Presentation at the PATA Travel Mart in Bangalore, India.”
Vietjet has also been honored with many more national and international awards including Asia Pacific Stevie Awards 2015, Top 5 Best New Routes launched around the world, The Airline with Most Culturally Creative and Entertaining In-flight Programs, and Golden Star Award for Quality (awarded by Business Initiative Directions in Geneva, Switzerland). Furthermore, the airline earned a Merit of Distinction from Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.