Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards (MTAA). The Awards are celebrated annually to recognise the brightest tourism stars in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The Awards aim to instill a greater sense of pride and achievement for professionals and organisations, as well as serve as recognition for quality excellence in tourism and hospitality, across the tourism alliance countries.

Organised by the five Tourism Ministries, the MTAA is a key initiative from the five ministries in acknowledging and promoting quality and excellence for the tourism and hospitality industry in the region. The MTAA has received admirations internationally and is one of the highlights of the largest travel event in the Mekong – ITE HCMC.

All entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of international judges nominated by the five tourism ministries. The Awards Night will be held in conjunction with ITE HCMC Grand Opening Ceremony and Gala Dinner, to be held on the 11th September 2013, White Palace Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This major ITE HCMC highlight is attended by dignitaries, important personalities, international and regional hosted buyers, international and regional media, sponsors and exhibitors and invited guests. It is a night of impressive entertainment and guests will be treated to a first class gastronomic experience.

It is a night everyone looks forward to annually for its grandeur and great networking opportunities.

Interested companies can submit their entries online. Submission of entry is free of charge and companies can apply in more than one category. Details for the criteria of judging are available online, and all registrations will be reviewed by a panel of international judges. The Awards’ winners will be announced and awarded by the Tourism Ministers.




MTAA will be awarding one winner per country for the following categories:


§  Airline of the Year

§  Outbound Travel Operator of the Year

§  Inbound Travel Operator of the Year

§  5 Star Hotel of the Year

§  Resort Hotel of the Year

§  Eco-Tourism Destination of the Year

ITE HCMC 2013 is supported by the Mekong Tourism Alliance