Dusit Thani Maldives named Asia Pacific Hotel of the Year
Bangkok, 21 February 2013--The Budgie$ & Travel Awards, held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore earlier this month, have named Dusit Thani Maldives Asia Pacific’s Hotel of the Year.
The Budgie$ & Travel Awards celebrate the leadership efforts, accomplishments and ingenuity of Asia’s low cost aviation and travel industries. The awards are held in conjunction with Travel Distribution World Asia, the leading platform for Asian travel suppliers, travel intermediaries and industry partners to assess & access best practices in the travel sector.
Travel Distribution World Asia invites industry innovators, forward thinkers and revolutionaries to share their expertise and industry know-how through a series of talks and panel discussions. With almost three decades of experience spanning the UK, North America, Africa and Asia, COO of Dusit International, Mr David Shackleton, was invited to deliver the keynote presentation “Applying international practice to local brands for sales growth in Asia.” Mr Shackleton also accepted the Asia Pacific Hotel of the Year award on behalf of the Dusit Thani Maldives team.
Honoured for their exemplary customer service standards, impressive location, outstanding facilities and value-added services, Dusit Thani Maldives was chosen out of five finalist hotels by members of the public through an exclusive online global voting system.
Travel Distribution World participants, left to right: Tran Trong Kien, Chairman & CEO, Thien Minh JSC, Vietnam; Duncan Bureau, Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia; Ted Fang, President, Days Inn China, China; Sherri Kimes, Professor, Cornell University, USA; David Shackleton, COO, Dusit International, Thailand; Michael Marshall, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Minor Hotel Group, Thailand; Budi Tirtawisata, CEO, Panorama Group, Indonesia.