The Premier Travel Awards for Excellence were first launched in
1999 and have continued to grow ever since. They were created to
address a need for independent travel awards where a) there are no
advertising considerations to consider when the winners are
announced or chosen and b) you do not need to pay to enter.
Voting in the 2012 Premier Travel Awards
Has Now Closed!
It is amazing how many awards are given out by different
companies throughout the year, each one proclaiming to be the
best, and of course to be rewarding the best with the award. Have
you ever looked a little closer into the awards to see how and why
X company won ? If you ever do, the results may astound you. Some
awards need you to actually pay to enter your product and yet the
award givers proclaim you as the best even though there may not
have been any other paid entries in that category, other awards
require the winners to buy a table at a lavish ceremony gala
dinner (and if they do not the award is withdrawn and offered to
another company), and some companies have advertising to consider.
If you think that most magazines rely on advertising as their
major revenue source is it little wonder that major advertisers
often win a fair share of the awards. Of course that is business,
but it may also indicate the awards to be bias, at least a little.
Once in a meeting with Senior Management of a major Korean
Airline, we were told that they (the airline) were removing all
copies of X publication (major business travel magazine in Asia)
off their planes and from their lounges because a different major
Korean Airline had won an award and they had not. They also said
that they would be ceasing advertising in that publication as they
felt they were not getting the support they needed !!
This is why the Premier Travel Awards for Excellence were
created. Nobody has to pay to enter, anyone can vote, and we do
not (currently at least !!) throw lavish award dinners where the
winners have to buy a table. To put it simply - we don't care who
wins. What we hope, and aim to achieve with the Premier Travel
Awards for Excellence is the most independent and accurate
travel awards in the world for the Asian markets.
If you feel that your tent at the bottom of the garden is the
best hotel in one of our featured cities by all means vote for it,
of course it would require thousands if not tens of thousands of
votes to even stand a chance of winning but at least it has that
chance !! We jest, but we do receive some very unusual votes, and
that after all is what travel is all about, we all have different
tastes, budgets and requirements, and the Premier Travel Awards
for Excellence aims to reflect that.
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