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PRESS RELEASEPlease embargo all information until 26 Sept 2019, 10pm Bangkok Time30 Years On, TTG Travel Awards Continues to Honour The Achievements ofTravel Trade ElitesBangkok, 26 September 2019 – The annual TTG Travel Awards commemorated 86 exceptional travel andtourism players across the Asia-Pacific on its 30th anniversary.This year’s edition of the awards will debut seven new awards, with a bulk of the new titles in the TravelServices Awards category. The prestigious Destination of the Year award, previously an OutstandingAchievement Award in the non-voting category, is now classified as open voting. Other debuting awardsinclude Best Luxury Cruise Line, Best River Cruise Line, and Best Travel Technology Provider.For 20 recipients, it was a gratifying moment to take home the Hermès trophy, a signature hallmark of theawards, for the first time tonight. Especially so for TST Tourist (Best Travel Agency – Vietnam) who brokeVietravel’s 3-year winning streak. Other new winners include Dorsett Hospitality International (Best MidRange Hotel Brand), W Kuala Lumpur (Best City Hotel – Kuala Lumpur) and Uniworld Boutique River CruiseCollection (Best River Cruise Line).Amidst the fierce competition, 16 awardees have marked their resurgence into tonight’s awards. Twowinners in particular stood out from the rest. Having previously been awarded in 1999, both Bali, Indonesiaand Hanjin Travel Service Co., Ltd made an incredible comeback in their respective titles Destination of theYear and Best Travel Agency – South Korea. In addition, seven returning organisations made theircomeback in a different award title. They include Grand Hyatt Taipei (Best City Hotel – Taipei), ChangiAirport Group (Best Airport Operator) and Dream Cruises (Best Luxury Cruise Line).The most anticipated award category of the night, the Outstanding Achievement Awards, is the only nonvoting category of the awards. Winners of this category are personally selected by TTG’s award winningeditorial team for their remarkable contributions to the industry. This year’s winners include Mario Hardy,CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Jim Qian, Chairman & CEO of Fosun Tourism Group andDiscova as Travel Personality of the Year, Travel Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Sustainable TravelCompany respectively.A majority of the night’s recipients comprised of organisations that have managed to successfully defendtheir titles once again. With this year marking yet another successive win, Avis Budget Group (Best CarRental Company), Emirates (Best Airline Connectivity) and The Travel Corporation (Best Tour Operator)defied all odds to reign champion in their respective fields. Veterans Singapore Tourism Board (Best BTMICE City) and Frasers Hospitality (Best Serviced Residence Operator) are on track to being inducted intothe TTG Travel Hall of Fame with consecutive wins of their titles.Page 1 of 6

The esteemed TTG Travel Hall of Fame welcomed two new inductees, Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BestMid-Range Hotel Brand) and Travelport (Best GDS), this year. A feat not easily achieved as inductees mustfulfil the criteria of staying best in their class for at least 10 consecutive years before being inducted. Thenew additions brings the total number of honoraries inducted to 19.The 30th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2019 Ceremony and Gala Dinner was held at Centara Grand atCentralWorld, the official venue sponsor for the event. This annual event coincides with Incentive Travel& Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific’sOnly Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel.Voting for the 2020 awards will commence in mid-April 2020.More information on the TTG Travel Awards can be found at: http://awards.ttgasia.com/Please refer to Annex A for the full list of 2019 winners.About TTG Travel AwardsThe TTG Travel Awards has been recognising the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. Thisprestigious annual event honours stellar organisations and individuals in 4 categories: Travel Supplier,Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement and Travel Hall of Fame. This TTG Travel Trade Publishing eventis proudly organised by TTG Asia, with the support of TTG India, TTG China, TTGmice, TTGassociations,TTG-BTmice China and TTG Asia Luxury.About TTG Travel Trade PublishingOne Travel Trade Connection. Infinite Possibilities.TTG Asia Media’s Travel Trade Publishing group has been connecting Asia-Pacific’s travel industry with itsleading trade publications since 1974. The one-stop integrated portfolio of print and online titles spansthe leisure trade, corporate travel, MICE and luxury travel domains, reaching key decision makers,influencers and professionals in each sector. The group’s titles are widely acclaimed as the industry’spreferred read and chosen by advertisers as an effective marketing platform. With its online titles,circulation now reaches readers worldwide. Core titles include TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice,TTG-BTmice China, TTGassociations, TTG Asia Luxury and TTG Show Daily.About TTG Asia MediaThe Leading Travel and Tourism Publisher and Events Organiser In The Asia-PacificEstablished in 1974, TTG Asia Media is at the forefront of the Asia-Pacific travel and tourism industry. Itsauthority encompasses the leisure trade, luxury travel, corporate travel, MICE and association domains.Through its four business groups, the company publishes leading regional trade titles for the travelindustry, Singapore maps and guides for inbound tourists, organises international trade events and createssolutions that foster global business collaborations among travel industry players worldwide.www.ttgasiamedia.comPage 2 of 6

Media ContactDelia NgDigital Marketing StrategistE: [email protected]: (65) 6395 7580TTG Asia Media1 Science Park Road, #04-07, The Capricorn, Singapore Science Park II, Singapore 117528T: (65) 6395 7575 F: (65) 6536 0896Page 3 of 6

Annex AS/N Award TitleAIRLINE AWARDS1Best Full Service Carrier2Best Airline - Business Class3Best Inflight Service4Best Boutique Airline5Best Airline Connectivity6Best Low-Cost CarrierHOTEL CHAIN AWARDS7Best Global Hotel Chain8Best Regional Hotel Chain9Best Local Hotel Chain10Best Hotel Rep Company11Best Luxury Hotel Brand12Best Mid-Range Hotel Brand13Best Budget Hotel BrandHOTEL – INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY AWARDS14Best Luxury Hotel15Best Mid-Range Hotel16Best Budget Hotel17Best Independent Hotel18Best Boutique Hotel19Best City Hotel - BangkokBest City Hotel - Hanoi/Ho Chi20Minh CityWinnerSingapore Airlines LimitedQatar Airways NEW TO TITLECathay Pacific Airways NEW TO TITLEThai Smile Airways Co.,ltd FIRST TIMEEmiratesScoot FIRST TIMEAccorHotelsPan Pacific Hotels GroupHarbour Plaza Hotels & ResortsPreferred Hotels & ResortsShangri-La Hotels & ResortsDorsett Hospitality International FIRST TIMEIbis NEW VS. 2018The Peninsula Hong Kong NEW VS. 2018Ramada by Wyndham Singapore At Zhongshan ParkHoliday Inn Express Bangkok SathornOne Farrer HotelAwarta Nusa Dua Resort & Villas FIRST TIMEGrand Hyatt Erawan BangkokSofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi NEW VS. 2018The Murray, Hong KongA Niccolo Hotel FIRST TIME22Best City Hotel - JakartaMandarin Oriental, Jakarta FIRST TIME23Best City Hotel - Kuala LumpurW Kuala Lumpur FIRST TIME24Best City Hotel - MacaoThe Parisian Macao FIRST TIME25Best City Hotel - ManilaShang-La at the Fort, Manila FIRST TIME26Best City Hotel - SeoulJW Marriott Hotel Seoul FIRST TIME27Best City Hotel - SingaporeMandarin Orchard Singapore28Best City Hotel - TaipeiGrand Hyatt Taipei NEW TO TITLE29Best New City HotelRosewood Hong Kong FIRST TIME30Best Airport HotelCrowne Plaza Changi Airport NEW VS. 2018RESORTS – INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY AND SERVICED RESIDENCES AWARDS31Best Beach ResortFour Seasons Resorts, The Nam Hai, Hoi An NEW VS. 201832Best Integrated ResortResorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd33Best Serviced Residence OperatorFrasers HospitalityBest Serviced Residence Operator34Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore(Property Level)21Best City Hotel - Hong KongPage 4 of 6

BT-MICE AWARDS35Best Business Hotel36Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel37Best BT-MICE CityBest Convention & ExhibitionCentreBest Convention & ExhibitionBureauBest Events Technology Provider383940NEWTRAVEL SERVICES AWARDS41Best Airport Operator NEW42Best Airport Lounge Operator43Best NTO44Best Tour Operator45Destination of the Year NEW46Best Theme Attraction Operator47Best Cruise Line NEW48Best Luxury Cruise Line NEW49Best River Cruise Line NEW50Best Car Rental CompanyBest Travel Technology Provider51NEWTRAVEL AGENCY AWARDS52Best Travel Agency - Chinese TaipeiBangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park FIRST TIMECentara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre atCentralWorldSingapore Tourism BoardSands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay SandsMEET Taiwan FIRST TIMECvent FIRST TIMEChangi Airport Group NEW TO TITLEPlaza Premium GroupTourism Authority of Thailand NEW VS. 2018The Travel CorporationBali, Indonesia NEW TO TITLEWildlife Reserves SingaporeRoyal Caribbean International NEW TO TITLEDream Cruises NEW TO TITLEUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection FIRST TIMEAvis Budget GroupZumata FIRST TIMEPhoenix Tours International, Inc.53Best Travel Agency - Hong KongWestminster Travel Limited54555657585960Best Travel Agency - IndiaBest Travel Agency - IndonesiaBest Travel Agency - JapanBest Travel Agency - MalaysiaBest Travel Agency - SingaporeBest Travel Agency - South KoreaBest Travel Agency - ThailandBest Travel Agency - ThePhilippinesThomas Cook (India) Ltd. NEW VS. 2018Panorama Destination IndonesiaJTB Corp.Mitra Tours & TravelChan Brothers TravelHanjin Travel Service Co., Ltd NEW VS. 2018Diethelm Travel Group NEW VS. 201862Best Travel Agency - VietnamTST Tourist FIRST TIME6364Best Corporate Travel AgencyBest Online Travel AgencyCWTCtrip61Rajah Travel CorporationPage 5 of 6

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (NON-VOTING)Dr Mario Hardy, CEO FIRST TIME65Travel Personality of the YearPacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)Mr Jim Qian, Chairman & CEO FIRST TIME66Travel Entrepreneur of the YearFosun Tourism Group67Most Sustainable Travel CompanyDiscova FIRST TIMETRAVEL HALL OF FAME68Hall of FameSingapore Airlines Limited69Hall of FameSingapore Changi Airport70Hall of FameHertz Asia PacificRoyal Cliff Hotels Group – The State of Exclusivity &71Hall of FameFascination72Hall of FameStar Cruises73Hall of FameSabre Asia Pacific Pte Ltd74Hall of FameSilkAir (Singapore) Private Limited75Hall of FameLotte Tour76Hall of FameHong Kong International Airport77Hall of FameRaffles Hotel Singapore78Hall of FameRegal Airport Hotel79Hall of FameBanyan Tree Spa80Hall of FameQatar Airways81Hall of FameThai Airways International Public Company Limited82Hall of FameThailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau83Hall of FameRoyal Plaza on Scotts84Hall of FameRoyal Caribbean InternationalHall of Fame85Best Western Hotels & Resorts NEWHall of Fame86Travelport NEWPage 6 of 6

53 Best Travel Agency - Hong Kong Westminster Travel Limited 54 Best Travel Agency - India Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. NEW VS. 2018 55 Best Travel Agency - Indonesia Panorama Destination Indonesia 56 Best Travel Agency - Japan JTB Corp. 57 Best Travel Agency - Malaysia Mitra Tours & Travel 58 Best Travel Agency