(KPL) The Secretary General of the ASEAN-Japan Centre Mr Masataka Fujita has chosen five excellent tour products to destinations in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) as the winners of the Mekong Tourism Award 2016.
(KPL) The ASEAN-Japan Centre Secretary General Mr Masataka Fujita has chosen five excellent tour products to destinations in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) as winners of the Mekong Tourism Award 2016.
The Award also highlighted the Visit ASEAN@50 that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN establishment and promotes the tourism year in 2017.
Twenty-six entries, in total, were received, according to a source from the ASEAN-Japan Centre.
The five tour products were chosen by the judging committee that was composed of members of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), the Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan (OTOA), and the ASEAN-Japan Centre.
The award ceremony took place in Tokyo on Mar 8 and was participated by travel agencies enrolled in the award competition, Vice Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, Mr Kawarabayashi and embassy representatives of the four Mekong countries.
This year, among the five awards, two new Destination Awards, one Unique Tour Award, one Exchange Program Award and one Jury’s Special Award were selected. No ecotourism award was selected. The awardees of the Mekong Tourism Award 2016 include the followings:
New Destination Award 7 Days to Da Lat - Highland Resort, Suoi Tien- Fairy Stream, and Ho Chi Minh - Petite Paris Awardees: Hankyu Travel International Co., Ltd, MS Tourist Co., Ltd., Japan Airlines New Destination Award Proudly Fantastic Trip: Visit Legacy Cave “Datdawtaung Cave” for 6 Days Awardees: H. I. S. Co., Ltd., H. I. S. Yangon Branch, Myanmar, All Nippon Airways Ecotourism Award None Unique Tour Award Visit to Lao Traditional Textile and World Heritage City Luang Prabang for 7 Days Awardees: TABi’Z Inc., Jumping Tour Co., Ltd, Vietnam Airlines, Lao National Airlines Exchange Program Award 5 Days for Kids and the Youths to Visit and Interact with Residents in Cambodia! Awardees: Jumbo Tours Co., Ltd., JHC Angkor, Sky Angkor Airlines Jury’s Special Award Essential 8 Days to Visit Four Cities in Laos Awardees: Club Tourism International Inc., APEX International Co., Ltd., Vietnam Airlines.