19th April 2018
Ramada Colombo has been selected as Hospitality Partner in Colombo, Srilanka for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018 SATA evaluations session scheduled to be held in Colombo will be carried out in Hotel Mulberry while evalutions in Nepal, Bangalore, New Delhi and Male’ will be carried out at Hotel Mulberry, The Chancery Pavilion, Udman Hotels & Resorts and in Kaimoo Hotels. Hospitality partners for evaluation sessions which will be carried out in Paro is yet to be confirmed. This year SATA places a special emphasis on supporting the global Empowering women initiative. While a senior panel of experts will be chosen from destinations who have nominated for SATA, This year’s SATA jury panel will consist of an all women panel. The regional recognition brand , SATA is currently endorsed by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry in Sri Lanka (FCCISL), Colombo Chamber of Commerce (CCC), Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC), Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO), Confederation of Accredited Tour Operators (CATO), India, Association of Travel Agents (ATA) Maldives, Association of Tourism, Trade Organisations India (ATTOI), Association of Professional’s in Tourism (APT, India), Kerala Hotel General Managers Club (KHGMC), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Liveaboard Association of Maldives (LAM), India Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and Hotel & Restaurant Association of Bhutan (HRAB). SATA is the most prestigious award for travel and tourism stakeholders in the South Asia region. The brand is the first of its kind with affiliations from regional associations ensuring the process within a smooth and having transparent procedure. Over 500 nominations have been enrolled to SATA 2018 which is swiftly gaining popularity in the tourism sector of South Asia. This year’s edition has been announced to take place in the business capital of India, “Mumbai”. SATA 2016 was held in Mount Lavinia Hotel , Sri Lanka and 2017 in Equator Village in the southernmost atoll Addu of Maldives.