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Recognising the Trailblazers in the Travel Industry

#TDMTravelExcellenceAwards

Introducing the TDM Travel Excellence Awards, a prestigious awards programme recognising the pinnacle of excellence in the travel industry. 

With a keen focus on honouring the best hotels, airlines, airports, cruise lines, tour operators and travel agencies, booking platforms, and travel technology, projects, and initiatives, the TDM Travel Excellence Awards programme aims to spotlight key players that consistently redefine industry standards and elevate customer experiences.

Whether it is pioneering technologies, eco-conscious initiatives, or unparalleled customer service, the TDM Travel Excellence Awards celebrate projects and achievements that showcase excellence in the realm of travel, leisure, and hospitality.

Are you a travel industry trailblazer? Nominate now!

Submission Opens:
May 06, 2024
Submission Closes:
Aug 02, 2024
Awards ceremony in InterContinental Bangkok:
Oct 17, 2024

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

The awards ceremony opens doors to new partnerships and collaborations that allow you to forge valuable connections with other industry leaders and stakeholders.

INCREASED VISIBILITY

The award brings heightened visibility and recognition to your company, distinguishing your brand from competitors and positioning it as a trusted choice for customers.

ENHANCED CREDIBILITY

Backed by an esteemed judging panel of experts, the award serves as an endorsement of your excellence and a message to customers, partners, and stakeholders that your company is among the best in the field.

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

  • Nomination is open to companies and organisations in the following travel industry sectors:
    • Aviation
    • Cruise
    • Hospitality
    • Travel Agencies & Tour Operators
    • External Booking Platforms
    • Travel Technology
    • Travel Related
    • Marketing
    • Projects & Initiatives
  • Companies may submit up to three (3) different entries in the nominations.
  • Per country, there will be one winner in each category.
  • Nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, you are entitled to book the winner's package to maximize the benefits of your win.

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible companies and organisations may nominate a project, product, service, or initiative that was launched or had upgrades, in part or in full within the last 24 calendar months.

Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the awards programme: cryptocurrency, tobacco, multilevel marketing, and products with claim of health benefits.

CATEGORIES

There will be one winner per category. The categories are further divided into sectors:

AVIATION

  • Full-Service Airline of the Year
  • Low-Cost Airline of the Year
  • Regional Airline of the Year
  • Charter Airline of the Year
  • Business Class of the Year
  • Economy Class of the Year
  • In-flight Entertainment of the Year
  • Air Charter of the Year
  • Airline Alliance of the Year
  • Airline Lounge of the Year
  • International Airport of the Year
  • Domestic Airport of the Year
  • Regional Airport of the Year
  • Hub Airport of the Year
  • Airport Lounge of the Year
  • Airline Website of the Year
  • Airline App of the Year


CRUISE

  • Luxury Cruise Line of the Year
  • Premium Cruise Line of the Year
  • River Cruise Line of the Year
  • Expedition Cruise Line of the Year
  • Boutique Cruise Line of the Year
  • Theme Cruise Line of the Year
  • New Cruise Ship of the Year
  • Cruise Itinerary of the Year
  • Cruise Ship Entertainment of the Year
  • Cruise Onboard Dining of the Year
  • Cruise Onboard Wellness of the Year
  • Cruise Line Website of the Year
  • Cruise Line App of the Year


HOSPITALITY

  • Luxury Hotel of the Year
  • Business Hotel of the Year
  • Resort Hotel of the Year
  • Beach Resort of the Year
  • Economy Hotel of the Year
  • Family Resort of the Year
  • Boutique Hotel of the Year
  • Budget Hotel of the Year
  • Extended Stay Hotel of the Year
  • Villa Resort of the Year
  • Bed and Breakfast (B&B) of the Year
  • Airport Hotel of the Year
  • Casino Hotel of the Year
  • Themed Hotel of the Year
  • Heritage Hotel of the Year
  • Honeymoon Resort of the Year
  • Mid-sized Hotel of the Year
  • Midscale Hotel of the Year
  • Meetings & Conferencing Property of the Year
  • MICE Hotel of the Year
  • New Hotel of the Year
  • Serviced Apartment of the Year
  • Lifestyle Hotel of the Year
  • Wedding Hotel of the Year
  • Hotel Website of the Year
  • Hotel App of the Year
  • Hotel Interior Design of the Year
  • Hotel Renovation of the Year
  • Hotel Restaurant of the Year
  • Hotel Facilities Upgrade of the Year
  • Hotel & Resort Management of the Year


TRAVEL AGENCIES & TOUR OPERATORS

  • Full-Service Travel Agency of the Year
  • Online Travel Agency (OTA) of the Year
  • Corporate Travel Agency of the Year
  • Specialty Travel Agency of the Year
  • Business Events Travel Agency of the Year
  • Hybrid Online Travel Agency of the Year
  • Leisure Travel Agency – Multi Location of the Year
  • Inbound Tour Operator of the Year
  • Outbound Tour Operator of the Year
  • Wholesale Tour Operator of the Year
  • Touring & Adventure Operator of the Year
  • Destination Management Company (DMC) of the Year
  • Global Travel Management Company of the Year
  • Local Travel Management Company of the Year


EXTERNAL BOOKING PLATFORMS

  • Flight Booking Website of the Year
  • Flight Booking App of the Year
  • Hotel Booking Website of the Year
  • Hotel Booking App of the Year
  • Car Rental Website of the Year
  • Car Rental App of the Year
  • Vacation Rental Booking Website of the Year
  • Vacation Rental Booking App of the Year
  • Budget Travel Booking Website of the Year
  • Budget Travel Booking App of the Year
  • Group Travel Booking Website of the Year
  • Group Travel Booking App of the Year
  • Business Travel Booking Website of the Year
  • Business Travel Booking App of the Year
  • Multi-Modal Booking Website of the Year
  • Multi-Modal Booking App of the Year
  • Sustainable Travel Booking Website of the Year
  • Sustainable Travel Booking App
  • Emerging Booking Website of the Year
  • Emerging Booking App of the Year


TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

  • AI Initiative of the Year
  • Airline Tech Provider of the Year
  • Analytics and Reporting Technology of the Year
  • AR/VR Travel Technology of the Year
  • Blockchain Initiative of the Year
  • Channel Management Software of the Year
  • Cloud-Based Hospitality Technology of the Year
  • Compliance and Security of the Year
  • Connectivity Initiative of the Year
  • Contactless Technology Solution of the Year
  • Customer Relationship Management System of the Year
  • Data Analytics of the Year
  • Digital Transformation of the Year
  • Emerging Technology Initiative of the Year
  • Employee Management Technology of the Year
  • Event Management Software of the Year
  • Guest Technology Provider of the Year
  • Hotel Tech Provider of the Year
  • Hospitality Management Software of the Year
  • Housekeeping Management Software of the Year
  • Mobile Check-in/Check-out Solution of the Year
  • Mobile Hospitality Solution of the Year
  • Online Booking Engine of the Year
  • Open-Source Initiative of the Year
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) System of the Year
  • Property Management System of the Year
  • Revenue Management System of the Year
  • Safety and Security Software of the Year
  • Sustainable Travel Technology of the Year
  • Technology Innovation of the Year
  • Travel Agent Tech Provider of the Year


TRAVEL RELATED

  • Adventure Park of the Year
  • Car Rental of the Year
  • Duty Free Initiative of the Year
  • Nature Destination of the Year
  • PR & Representation Company of the Year
  • Theme Park of the Year
  • Tourist Attraction of the Year
  • Tourist Board of the Year
  • Water Park of the Year


MARKETING

  • Advertising Campaign of the Year
  • Affinity & Collaboration of the Year
  • Brand Initiative of the Year
  • Content Marketing of the Year
  • Digital Media Initiative of the Year
  • Social Media Campaign of the Year
  • Tourism Board Campaign of the Year


PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

  • Accessibility Initiative of the Year
  • Community Engagement Program of the Year
  • Community Initiative of the Year
  • Dining Concept of the Year
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year
  • Employee Engagement Initiative of the Year
  • Employee Wellness Program of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • Environmental Initiative of the Year
  • ESG Initiative of the Year
  • Expedition Initiative of the Year
  • Facilities Upgrade of the Year
  • Green Building Design of the Year
  • Guest Experience of the Year
  • Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
  • Infrastructure Development of the Year
  • Initiative of the Year
  • Marketing Initiative of the Year
  • Medical Tourism Initiative of the Year
  • Positive Hospitality of the Year
  • Sustainability Initiative of the Year
  • Travel Insurance Initiative of the Year

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

The entries will be reviewed by the judges based on the following criteria:

1. Uniqueness

  • What makes the company or initiative stand out from others in the industry?
  • How does the company or initiative differentiate itself in terms of concept, features, approach, and execution?
  • To what extent does the company or initiative demonstrate originality and creativity in addressing a particular need or challenge?

2. Innovation

  • What novel strategies, technologies, or solutions does the company or initiative introduce?
  • How does it push the boundaries of traditional practices or introduce groundbreaking solutions?

3. Impact

  • What measurable outcomes or results has the company or initiative achieved?
  • How has the company or initiative positively influenced stakeholders, whether customers, partners, or the broader community?
  • What evidence demonstrates the company or initiative's significant and lasting impact on its target audience and the industry as a whole?

HOW TO ENTER?

  1. Go to the online nomination form and read the nomination guidelines.
  2. Fill in the required details about the company and contact person for the nomination.
  3. Select your country and category.
  4. Input your project title, 500-word write-up, client feedback (if any), key achievements, and project photos.
  5. Wait for the nomination confirmation email and acknowledge it once received.

Note:

  • Companies may submit up to three (3) different entries in the nomination.
  • Each nomination form is valid for one category only. Fill out the form again if you will nominate another project.
  • Photos are required while supporting documents are optional but will highly increase the chances of winning.
  • Nomination is free of charge. If you win, you are entitled to book the winner’s package to maximize the benefits of your win.

PRICING

Nomination is free. If your company wins, you are entitled to book the winner's package. To know more about the pricing and entitlements, please email jane@charltonmediamail.com.

Past Winners

This is the inaugural year of the TDM Travel Excellence Awards. If you win, your company will be one of its pioneering winners.

For more details, contact:

For more details, contact:

Jane Patiag

+(65) 3158 1386 ext. 217

awards@charltonmediamail.com

JUDGES

The nomination entries will be reviewed by a judging panel of travel and hospitality industry experts from the big four and other leading audit firms in Thailand.

Awards Highlights

For more details, contact:

Jane Patiag

+(65) 3158 1386 ext. 217

awards@charltonmediamail.com

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Key Dates and Venue

Submission Opens:
May 06 2024
Submission Closes:
Aug 02 2024
Awards ceremony in InterContinental Bangkok:
Oct 17, 2024
An event hosted by: