Best Business Hotels and Best City Hotels awards in regions outside of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou/Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Macau saw geographical merges that resulted in stiffer competition among contenders. The new grouping formed the following 3 territories: “East and Northeast China”, “North and Northwest China”, “Central South and Southwest China”, with a total of 6 winners in the category.
This year also saw the debut of the “Best Serviced Apartment in China” award, as well as 4 brand new travel services awards, “Best New Cruise Ship”, “Best Theme Attraction (Local)”, “Best Theme Attraction (Overseas)”, and “Best Airport (Overseas)”. These additions reflect the rise of longer-staying travelers in China, a sprouting cruise industry, and the sizeable economic clout generated by the country’s domestic and outbound travel.
Demonstrating to the industry that consistency is key in service excellence, half of this year’s winners held onto their titles. Among them are veteran organizations such as Tourism Australia and Chimelong Hotel Guangzhou who have asserted their reign once again over the “Best Overseas NTO in China Promoting BT-MICE” and “Best Theme Hotel in China” awards respectively.
All winners were selected through an industry-wide voting process spanning from November to December last year.
The TTG China Travel Awards is a TTG Travel Trade Publishing Event organized by TTG China, held annually in Shanghai, in conjunction with The Leading International MICE Event in China, IT&CM China, and The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference for China, CTW China.
This year, the ceremony and gala dinner was held at Wanda Reign on the Bund, the official venue sponsor of the event.
Voting for the TTG China Travel Awards 2019 will open in November this year. More information on the TTG China Travel Awards can be found at: awards.ttgchina.com