ASEAN-Japan Centre

03/09/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 19:59

Mekong Tourism Award 2017 presented to excellent tours to CLMV


Mekong Tourism Award 2017 presented to excellent tours to CLMV

March 9, 2018

ASEAN-Japan Centre Email:[email protected]

The ASEAN-Japan Centre based in Minato-ku, Tokyo (Secretary General Mr. Masataka Fujita) has announced eight excellent tour products in six categories to destinations in CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam) as winners of the Mekong Tourism Award 2017. The Award highlighted the finale of Visit [email protected] commemoration with a specially established "ASEAN 50th Anniversary Award".

The judging committee consisting of members of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), the Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan (OTOA), and the ASEAN-Japan Centre, carefully screened all of the 31 entries, and made a impartial selection of the winners. The award ceremony and announcement took place at Tokyo Prince Hotel on March 8, 2018 and was participated by about 60 guests from tourism industries that enrolled in the award competition, Mr. Yasuto Kawarabayashi, Vice Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency and embassy representatives of the four Mekong countries.

Awardees of the Mekong Tourism Award 2017

New Destination Award

Bagan, Inle Lake, Kakku Ruins and Pindaya Cave Round Tour Myanmar 6 Days

Awardees: JTB World Vacations Inc., Myanmar Polestar Travels & Tours, All Nippon Airways

Luxury Travel Award

Explore Buddhism Cities of Laos - Luang Prabang on River Cruise in Northern Part of Laos/Southern Mekong River -Fly with Business Class-

Awardees: Club Tourism International Inc., JEIBA Corporation, Thai Airways International

Unique Tour Award

Summer Festival in Vietnam Resort

Awardees: Kinki Nippon Tourist Individual Tour Co., Ltd., APEX International Co., Ltd., Vietnam Airlines

Sustainable Tour Award

Dream of the Travelers, The Grand Luxury Cruise on Mekong River

Awardees: World Air-Sea Service Co., Ltd., Bloom-ing Tours Co., Ltd., Vidotour, Vietnam Airlines

ASEAN 50th Anniversary Award

Excellent 5 days in Northern Vietnam, Fly with ANA

Awardees: Club Tourism International Inc., APEX International Co., Ltd., All Nippon Airways

Jury's Special Award

Chartered Direct Flight! Amazing 5 days in Angkor Wat

Awardees: Jumbo Tours Co., Ltd, JHC Angkor Tour Siem Reap Branch, Sky Angkor Airlines

Fly ANA Business Class! World Heritage Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh 5Days

Awardees: Hankyu Travel International Co., Ltd., MS Tourist Co., Ltd., All Nippon Airways

Ngapali Beach & Yangon 5 Days

Awardees: H.I.S. Co., Ltd., H.I.S. Myanmar Travels Co., Ltd., All Nippon Airways


Tourism & Exchange Division, ASEAN-Japan Centre 1F., Shin Onarimon Bldg., 6-17-19 Shimbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004

Tel. +81-3-5402-8008 Fax +81-3-5402-8009

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ASEAN-Japan Centre

Since its establishment in 1981 by the governments of ASEAN Member States and Japan, the ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism (ASEAN-Japan Centre) has been promoting exports from ASEAN to Japan while revitalizing investment, facilitating tourism, and expanding people-to-people exchanges between Japan and ASEAN through various promotional activities.