About the
awards

 

PATWA awards are handed out thrice a year at ITB Berlin, WTM London and Safari India Awards, New Delhi.

 

The PATWA International Awards are given to recognise individuals and organisations that have excelled and / or are involved in the promotion of tourism from different sectors of the travel trade such as aviation, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, destinations, government bodies, tourism ministries and other service provider(s) related directly or indirectly to the industry.

A secret jury comprising of PATWA members, officials and mystery travellers judge the shortlisted names that meet the necessary criteria. The nominees are evaluated on various pre set standards with an extensive audit as necessary.  The award winners are decided at the PATWA international council meeting held annually.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Individuals

 

Tourism Person of the Year
PATWA International Achiever of the year
CEO of the Year
Hall of Fame - Lifetime Contribution in Hospitality


Best Tourism Minister - Asia (for Innovation)
Best Tourism Minister - Worldwide (for Innovation)
Young achiever of the year
Woman achiever of the year

Professionals

 

Best Professional - Travel & Tourism Sales
Best Professional - Travel & Tourism Marketing
Best Professional - Aviation
Best Professional - Promotion of Tourism

Best Professional - Management
Best Professional - Hotels
Best Professional - Government

Destinations

 

Best Destination - Leisure
Best State - Leisure
Best Destination - Business Travel
Best State - Business Travel
Best Destination - Heritage & Culture
Best State - Heritage & Culture
Best Destination - Travel Infrastructure
Best State - Travel Infrastructure
Best - Branding Campaign Worldwide

Best - Branding Campaign India
Destination of the year
Best Emerging Destination Best Destination - for the woman traveller
Best Destination - for shopping
Best Destination - for families & children
Best Destination - for luxury
Best Destination - for the new age traveller
Best Destination - Spiritual

Hotels

 

Best Hotel - Luxury
Best Hotel - Business
Best Hotel - Leisure
Best Resort& Spa
Best Hotel - Value for Money

Best Hotel - Cuisine
Best Hotel - Service& Training
Best Hotel - Convention& Conferences
Best Hotel - Ecological
Best Hotel Chain of the year

       

Airlines

 

Best Airline - First Class Service
Best Airline - Business travel
Best Airline - Budget travel
Best Airline - Flight Safety

Best Emerging Airline
Best Airline - Food & Service
Best Airline - Service Standards
Best Airline - Connectivity

Cargo, Cruise
& Rail

 

Cargo Carrier of the year
Cruiseliner of the year

Tourist Train of the year

Airports

 

Best Airport - Worldwide
Best Airport - Pacific Region

Best Ground Handling & Management - Airports

Travel Service
Providers

 

Best Travel Company - India
Best Travel Company - Worldwide
Best Online Travel Portal
Best Travel Company - Concierge Services
Best Television Channel - Travel

Best Company - Tourism Infrastructure
Best Company - Training
Best Hospital - Medical Tourism
Best Company - Environmental policies
Best Credit Card for the traveller

Notice to
award winners

 

Winners are notified three months ahead.

Guidelines
for winners

   
 

Organisations, companies, destinations and winning the PATWA award must:

 

- Announce the award through its website, print / television / online advertisements,
media releases on receipt of the award for a minimum period of 12 months.

- Carry the PATWA logo (a high res file is provided by the PATWA secretariat) on all publicity
material during a 12 month period.

- Place the trophy, plaque, and certificate in a prominent location in their premises.

- Send a senior person to receive the award in person to the award ceremony at their
own cost / expense.

- Provide photographs, logos and publicity material for the PATWA handbook.

Individuals winning the PATWA award must:

 

- Personally receive the award in person to the PATWA award ceremony at their own cost / expense.

- Place the trophy, plaque, and certificate in a prominent location in their office.

- Provide photographs, logos and publicity material for the PATWA handbook.

- Issue a media release about winning the award within 15 days of receipt.

About the awards

PATWA awards are handed out thrice a year at ITB Berlin, WTM London and Safari India Awards, New Delhi.

Winners are shortlisted through a stringent and transparent process: recommendations are made by the PATWA Secretary General and the Director & Auditor (Awards). A secret jury comprising of PATWA members, officials and travellers judges shortlisted names that meet the necessary criteria.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Individuals

 

  • Tourism Person of the Year
  • PATWA International Achiever of the year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Hall of Fame - Lifetime Contribution in Hospitality
  • Best Tourism Minister - Asia (for Innovation)
  • Best Tourism Minister - Worldwide (for Innovation)
  • Young achiever of the year
  • Woman achiever of the year

Professionals

 

  • Best Professional - Travel & Tourism Sales
  • Best Professional - Travel & Tourism Marketing
  • Best Professional - Aviation
  • Best Professional - Promotion of Tourism
  • Best Professional - Management
  • Best Professional - Hotels
  • Best Professional - Government

Destinations

 

  • Best Destination - Leisure
  • Best State - Leisure
  • Best Destination - Business Travel
  • Best State - Business Travel
  • Best Destination - Heritage & Culture
  • Best State - Heritage & Culture
  • Best Destination - Travel Infrastructure
  • Best State - Travel Infrastructure
  • Best - Branding Campaign Worldwide
  • Best - Branding Campaign India
  • Destination of the year
  • Best Emerging Destination
  • Best Destination - for the woman traveller
  • Best Destination - for shopping
  • Best Destination - for families & children
  • Best Destination - for luxury
  • Best Destination - for the new age traveller
  • Best Destination - Spiritual

Hotels

 

  • Best Hotel - Luxury
  • Best Hotel - Business
  • Best Hotel - Leisure
  • Best Resort& Spa
  • Best Hotel - Value for Money
  • Best Hotel - Cuisine
  • Best Hotel - Service& Training
  • Best Hotel - Convention& Conferences
  • Best Hotel - Ecological
  • Best Hotel Chain of the year

   

Airlines

 

  • Best Airline - First Class Service
  • Best Airline - Business travel
  • Best Airline - Budget travel
  • Best Airline - Flight Safety
  • Best Airline - Food & Service
  • Best Airline - Service Standards
  • Best Airline - Connectivity

Cargo, Cruise & Rail

 

  • Cargo Carrier of the year
  • Cruiseliner of the year
  • Tourist Train of the year

Airports

 

  • Best Airport - Worldwide
  • Best Airport - Pacific Region
  • Best Ground Handling & Management - Airports

Travel Service Providers

 

  • Best Travel Company - India
  • Best Travel Company - Worldwide
  • Best Travel Company - Worldwide
  • Best Online Travel Portal
  • Best Travel Company - Concierge Services
  • Best Television Channel - Travel
  • Best Company - Tourism Infrastructure
  • Best Company - Training
  • Best Hospital - Medical Tourism
  • Best Company - Environmental policies
  • Best Credit Card for the traveller

Notice to award winners

 

Winners are notified three months ahead.

Guidelines for winners

 

Organisations, companies, destinations and winning the PATWA award must:

- Announce the award through its website, print / television / online advertisements,
media releases on receipt of the award for a minimum period of 12 months.

- Carry the PATWA logo (a high res file is provided by the PATWA secretariat) on all publicity
material during a 12 month period.

- Place the trophy, plaque, and certificate in a prominent location in their premises.

- Send a senior person to receive the award in person to the award ceremony at their
own cost / expense.

- Provide photographs, logos and publicity material for the PATWA handbook.

Individuals winning the PATWA award must:

 

- Personally receive the award in person to the PATWA award ceremony at their own cost / expense.

- Place the trophy, plaque, and certificate in a prominent location in their office.

- Provide photographs, logos and publicity material for the PATWA handbook.

- Issue a media release about winning the award within 15 days of receipt.

Awards

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