10th July 2018
SATA announces that the panel evaluations of SATA 2018 nominees have concluded. The evaluation process is where 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 and experts from the industry who have immense knowledge of the hospitality sector. 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 to be done within a smooth and having a transparent procedure. According to Highrise, the organisers of the event, the third edition of the award, SATA 2018, is scheduled to be held in Mumbai, India on 14th and 15th September. This year’s awards consist of 36 categories in 10 segments. 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).