First-ever Arabian Travel Awards

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When extraordinary tourism experts flaunt Maya in the Middle East

Dubai, UAE: Recognising the hard work and applauding the tourism leaders of the UAE market, the first edition of Arabian Travel Awards was held on July 4 at the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. The who’s who of the tourism industry in the region were present to honour and acknowledge the achievements of the tourism tigers.

Arabian Travel Awards is DDP group’s first-ever international initiative to celebrate the best talent from the tourism and hospitality industries in the Middle East. The awards consist of a unique system of jury judgement and internet voting to give out absolutely fair and unbiased results. The formal black-tie event was attended by over 150 notable personalities of the Middle East travel and tourism sector.

Welcoming the guests for the awards, SanJeet, Mentor, Arabian Travel Awards, said, “With Arabian Travel Awards, we aim at identifying and encouraging talent of all kinds in the tourism sector. Owing to these stars, the graph of the Middle East tourism industry has touched remarkable heights. It is our pleasure to honour them for their achievements. This initiative will help encourage more talent to develop and take this vibrant industry to a much higher level.”

Glimpse of Arabian Travel Awards 2017 :

  
  

The winners of Arabian Travel Awards 2017 are:

Position

Title

Winner

1

Face of the Future

Kulwant Singh, Kulwant Singh, Founder and Managing Director, Lama Group

2

Best Cruise Professional

Lakshmi Durai, CEO, Travel Matrix

3

Best General Manager

Dominic Sherry, GM, J W Marriot Hotel, Dubai

4

Best
Travel Professional

Praveen Gandhi, Executive General Manager, Kanoo Travel

5

Best
Travel and Tourism Consultant

Ashwin Singh, Managing Director, Plus Point Hospitality Marketing

6

Most Enterprising Sales and Marketing Hospitality Professional

Sona Rawal, Director of Sales- Task Force, Courtyard by Marriot and Marriot Executive Apartments

7

Best Global Distribution system

Travelport

8

Best B2B Travel Portal

TBO Holidays, May I request the Managing Director Mr. Gaurav Bhatnagar to come and receive the award

9

Best Visa facilitation Company

VFS Global

10

Best Arabian Tourism Board

Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

11

Best Green Hotel

Gloria Hotel

12

Fastest Growing Hotel Brand

Nihal Hospitality

13

Best City Hotel

Time Grand Plaza Hotel

14

Best Travel Technology Provider

TI Infotech

15

Best Luxury Hotel Brand

The Address Hotels and Resorts

16

Best OTA

Musafir.com

17

Airline with the Most Potential

Air India

18

Best Travel Management Company

Royal Arabian Tours LLC

19

Best Desert Resort

Tilal Liwa hotel

20

Best Destination Management Co.

STHI Group Pvt. Ltd.

21

Best Business Hotel

JW Marriott Hotel. Dubai

22

Best Tourist Attraction

Dubai Parks and Resorts

23

Best Family Friendly Hotel

Jood Palace Hotel Dubai

24

Excellence in customer service

North Tours

25

Best Airport Hotel

Millenium Airport Hotel Dubai

26

Best Travel Insurance Facilitator

Tune Protect

27

Best Budget Hotel Brand

Citymax Hotels

28

Best Dhow Cruise company

Al Wasl Dhow

29

Best Leisure Resort

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet

30

Best Golf Destination

Tourism Authority of Thailand

31

Best Family Hotel Apartments

Gloria Hotel

32

Best Debut Mid Market Hotel

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai

33

Fastest Growing OTA

SkySouq.com

34

Best 5 Star Family Hotel

Atlantis The Palm

35

Best 4 Star hotel

Ramada Plaza, Jumeirah Beach

36

Most Promising Airline

Ethiopian Airline

37

Best 4 Star Business Hotel

Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha

38

Best Debut Hotel

Best Western Plus Pearl Creek Hotel

39

Best MICE Tour Operator

Red Apple Travel

40

Best Wedding & MICE Hotel

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel

41

Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand

Time Hotels

42

Best Roof Top Lounge

Level 43, Four Points by Sheraton

43

Best Contemporary Hotel

Melia Hotel

44

Best Hotel Apartment Brand

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

45

Best 4 Star Leisure Hotel

Nihal Palace Hotel

46

Most Innovative Travel Management Company

Arabian Explorers

47

Hospitality Partner

JW Marriott Hotel. Dubai

48

Technology Partner

Travelport