23rd April 2018
Zhiwa Ling Heritage has confirmed as Hospitality Partner in Bhutan for South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2018 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. SATA has placed a special emphasis on supporting the global Empowering women initiative this year. 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. Evaluations sessions of SATA 2018 scheduled to be held in Bhutan will be carried out in Zhiwa Ling Heritage while evaluations in Colombo, Nepal, Bangalore, New Delhi and Male’ will be carried out at Ramada Colombo , Hotel Mulberry, The Chancery Pavilion, Udman Hotels & Resorts and in Kaimoo Hotels. 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). 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.