Travel Industry awaits UBM-India Travel awards
Travel Industry awaits UBM-India Travel awards

UBM India Travel awards to add pride into travel awards?

The travel awards in the recent past have seemingly grown faster than the travel industry! Industry may love them, or hate them, but apparently almost every one wants them. No doubts, growing at such rampant pace, literally speaking, the stakeholders won’t find enough space for such travel awards in their offices, place of business and eventually lose interest in putting the said trophies even at home.

Glance @ SATTE Awards 2017

Nomination Type- Self, Multiple Categories

Deadline for Nomination- 25 January 2017

Awards Ceremony- 14 February 2017

Award Categories- 7

Total Awards (as of now)- 18

In many ways, the sooner such situation arise the better it will be! As, the quality travel awards then will edge out the cheap imitations out of the market, if not completely. One such award that will find space on the prominent shelves of the stakeholders is likely to be the UBM Travel Awards?

Likely blueprint of UBM Travel Awards

Likely blueprint of UBM Travel Awards

UBM India is India’s leading exhibition organiser that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars with over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year. Thereby, it has the depth and pocket to institutionalise awards mechanism that rightly ought to be a strict, confidential and fair awards platform.

Here, UBM India will need to overpower the temptation to fall prey of its own legacy of exhibition and pleasing only the exhibitors. In this regard, the recently held traveltradejournal Jury Choice awards did strike a correct balance by differentiating between jury choice and the publisher choice awards.

Although, not much details are known at this junction, but as can be made out of the UBM’s experience of four editions of successful Pharma awards. My guess is that there will be online nomination at UBM India Travel Awards, which will be subject to a strict jury and both be governed by a confidentiality clause. The stakeholders in the travel and allied industry need to watch out for further updates in this regard. The approaching deadline for SATTE 2017 from Feb 15-17 can be an apt platform for these awards, but looking at dearth of information at this juncture  one needs to be prepared to wait a little longer!

Fresh Update on SATTE Travel Business Awards on January 16, 2017

The much awaited details of the SATTE Travel Business Awards 2017 are now out. There are about seven categories and 18 awards.

The excellence in Hospitality- Hotels Category have four awards that include Innovation in Hotel Design, Innovation in Hotel Marketing& Communications, Excellence in Customer Service and excellence in environment sustanability.

The Excellence in Airline Operations category have two awards, namely, excellence in customer experience and Innovation in Airline Marketing & Communications.

The excellence in Tour Operations category will acknowledge excellence achieved by stakeholders in Inbound, outbound, domestic and adventure segment.

The excellence in Hospitality- MICE category will include three awards, namely, Excellence in MICE segment Hotels and MICE Convention Centres. The third award is for excellence MICE customer services.

The excellence in Cruise travel category has two awards taking care of excellence in cruise customer experience and Innovation in cruise marketing and communication.

The excellence in Tourism category have two awards taking care of Innovation in Niche Tourism and excellence in Tourism promotion and publicity.

Finally, the Excellence in Online category will have two awards taking care of excellence in online travel bookings sites and excellence in online travel information and comparison sites.

The nomination can be filed in multiple categories through self and required documents needs to be submitted in both soft and hard formats. The nominations are now open and the deadline for the close of nominations is on 25 January 2017. The winners will be felicitated on 14 February 2017 in New Delhi at Hotel Le Meridien, one day prior to official start of the SATTE 2017 exhibition at Pragati Maidan.

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