Six Senses Samui in Thailand received the award for Asia’s Leading Honeymoon Resort 2012. This intimate villa resort is set on a 20-acre promontory which offers uninterrupted panoramas to the Gulf of Thailand.
Vietnam’s Evason Ana Mandara at Nha Trang, received the award as Vietnam’s Leading Resort 2012. Evason Ana Mandara is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and was Vietnam’s first beach resort to be opened as the country embraced tourism.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay won the title of Vietnam’s Leading Spa Resort 2012. The resort is located across the bay from Nha Trang.
On hand at the gala event to receive the awards for Six Senses, was Jamie Crisp, director of sales at Six Senses & Evason Hua Hin.
A packed delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from 42 nations to attend the Singapore event, held in conjunction with TravelRave 2012, Asia’s most influential travel trade festival.
The WTA awards program, hailed as the Oscars of the travel industry by global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.
Graham E. Cooke, president and founder, WTA, underlined the depth and quality of the travel and tourism sector across the three regions. “Our winners are drawn from the breadth of Asia, Australasia and the Indian Ocean, reflecting the strength and depth of the travel and tourism sector in the regions. I am sure these organizations will fare strongly in our grand final, which takes place on Dec. 12. 2012.”