First-ever Arabian Travel Awards

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First-ever Arabian Travel Awards

A day that celebrated the best in the tourism industry of the Middle East

The Voice of Chandigarh News


Recognising the hard work and applauding the tourism leaders of the UAE market, the first edition of Arabian Travel Awards was held 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.

unnamed (1)Arabian Travel Awards is DDP group’s first-ever international initiative to celebrate talent from the tourism and hospitality industries in the Middle East. Theunnamed 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 from the travel and tourism sector of the Middle East.

2017-07-04-PHOTO-00000274Dr Tanushree Pandey, Gladrags Mrs India, along with SanJeet, Mentor, Arabian Travel Awards, and Sumeera Bahl, Director, Durga Das Publications, handed out the awards to the winners.

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.”

The winners of Arabian Travel Awards 2017 are:

Pos. Title Winner
1 Face of the Future 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 SonaRawal, 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
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
17 Airline with the Most Potential Air India
18 Best Travel Management Company Royal Arabian Tours LLC
19 Best Desert Resort TilalLiwa hotel
20 Best Destination Management Co. STHI Group Pvt. Ltd.
21 Best Business Hotel JW Marriott Hotel. Dubai
22 Best TouristAttraction 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
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
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