07th April 2018
Udman Hotels & Resorts by Ferns & Petals in New Delhi has confirmed to be the official Hospitality partner of SATA 2018. SATA evaluations sessions that are scheduled to be held in New Delhi will be carried out at Udman Hotels & Resorts. Meanwhile, evaluation sessions for SATA 2018 will also be carried out in Male’, Colombo, Bangalore, Kathmandu, and Paro. In these evaluation sessions, all the nominees have to give a presentation of the property for nominated categories in front of a panel of judges which consists of senior representatives from destinations with firm knowledge and background of the industry. 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 a 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.