Sunday, April 25, 2010

Auckland Airport is The Overall Winner of 8th Routes Asia Award in Marketing

Auckland Airport has won the internationally accredited Routes Airport Marketing Award. The awards were presented at the gala dinner of the 8th Routes Asia held in Adelaide, Australia.  This is the only award based purely on rewarding excellence in route development and nominated only by airlines.
Research activities aiming to help airlines meet their marketing goals and strong online presence were major plus points that went in favour  of Auckland Airport. The airport will now be automatically entered into the shortlist for the Routes World Airport Marketing Awards, to be held at World Routes in Vancouver in September.
Here is the full list of winners
Middle East
Winner: King Fahd International Airport (Saudi Arabia)
South East Asia
Winner: Singapore Changi International Airport (Singapore)
Winner: Auckland Airport (New Zealand)
China & North East Asia
Winner: Incheon International Airport (South Korea)
Indian Sub Continent
Winner: Hyderabad International Airport (India)
Overall winner: Auckland Airport.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award

The other day Sam my friend from Wynad,  requested me to post the details of Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award. Sam says several people have missed the details. So guys, here it comes.

The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award is a collaborative effort between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the leading ecotourism / responsible travel web portal with support of the Heidehof Foundation.

The competition is meant to showcase the contribution of indigenous tour operators to biological and cultural diversity. The applicants for 2010 award came from Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mexico, Micronesia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sweden. A jury composed of six internationally recognized experts in indigenous and sustainable tourism picked the winners.

The winner of the 2010 Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award is Nutti Sami Siida, which features reindeer sled trips. The site is owned by Nils Torbjörn Nutti and Carina Pingi. Both of them are Sami from Gabna Sameby, Sweden.