The Grand Award winners in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 2008 PATA Gold Awards program have been announced. Open to both PATA and non-PATA members, this year's awards attracted a total of 258 entries from 108 travel and tourism organizations.
The Grand Awards will go to Singapore Airlines in the marketing category; Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation for heritage; Nihiwatu Resort, Indonesia for the environment; and Cinnamon Island Alidhoo, Maldives for education and training.
In addition to the four Grand Awards, there were 22 Gold Awards, with multiple awards going to Kerala Tourism, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Malaysia.
Winners will receive their awards at a special presentation luncheon at PATA Travel Mart 2008, September 19, in Hyderabad, India.