South Asian Travel Awards 2019: Grand celebrations at Sri Lanka's Amari Galle

The leading travel, tourism and hospitality winners of South Asia were announced

South Asian Travel Awards 2019: Grand celebrations at Sri Lanka's Amari Galle Winners receiving their awards at the 4th Annual South Asian Travel Awards 2019

The prestigious 4th Annual South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2019 kicked off with SATA Opportunity and Conversation, followed with the grand gala and celebration on 19th and 20th September 2019 at Amari Galle, Sri Lanka. The leading travel, tourism and hospitality winners of South Asia from Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh was announced in the grand gala celebration.

SATA 2019 has received over 700 nominations from a plethora of segments within the industry and endorsement from more than 15 Travel Industry Organizations and National Tourism Bodies. SATA has grown immeasurably over the past four years.

The South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) was launched in 2016 with the intention to provide brands across the region’s travel and hospitality industry with a credible platform to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. As the first brand to celebrate a wide and encompassing spectrum of hospitality and travel in the South Asian region, SATA has received immense support from regional hospitality brands and organizations. The first SATA Gala ceremony was hosted at the Mount Lavinia Hotel in 2016, with subsequent SATA Gala’s held at Equator Village Maldives in 2017 and The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai in 2018 and Amari, Galle Srilanka in 2019.

SATA is held as a retreat with key pioneers in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry in one place, as the best networking platform. Maldives have proudly won three awards as a destination and 32 awards for individual categories, nominated by the resorts. SATA President Ismail Hameed proudly announces that the prestigious SATA 2020 will be held in Maldives next year.

Winners list:

PROPERTY                                        CATEGORY                                         COUNTRY                         TROPHY

dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu                       Best CSR Programme                            Bhutan                               SILVER

Himalayan Front Hotel by KGH Group     Best CSR Programme                            Nepal                                 SILVER

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu                         Best CSR Programme                           Maldives                              SILVER

Royal Palms Beach Hotel                       Best CSR Programme                           Sri Lanka                             SILVER

Uday Samudra Beach Resort                 Best CSR Programme                            India (South)                       GOLD

Extreme Maldives Pvt Ltd                      Leading Adventure Service Provider       Maldives                              SILVER

One Globe Travels and Tourism             Leading Adventure Service Provider       Nepal                                  GOLD

Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden         Leading Airport Hotel                           Bangladesh                          SILVER

Equator Village                                    Leading Airport Hotel                           Maldives                              SILVER

Courtyard by Marriott Kochi

Airport Hotel                                       Leading Airport Hotel                            India (South)                       GOLD


(HOTEL & RESORT)                             Leading All-inclusive Resort                   Bangladesh                          SILVER

Riu Hotel Sri Lanka                              Leading All-inclusive Resort                   Sri Lanka                             SILVER

Centara Ras Fushi Resort

& Spa Maldives                                    Leading All-inclusive Resort                  Maldives                              GOLD

Siddhalepa AyurvedaHealth Resort         Leading Ayurveda Resort                     Sri Lanka                             SILVER

KAIRALI AYURVEDIC HEALING VILLAGE Leading Ayurveda Resort                     India (South)                       GOLD

SAYEMAN BEACH RESORT                    Leading Beach Resort                          Bangladesh                          SILVER

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon                        Leading Beach Resort                         Sri Lanka                              SILVER

Summer Island Maldives                       Leading Beach Resort                         Maldives                               GOLD

Maya Manor Boutique Hotel                  Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort             Nepal                                   SILVER

Ramada Jammu City Centre                  Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort             India (North)                        SILVER

Plumeria Maldives                                Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort             Maldives                              SILVER

Terma Linca Resort & Spa                    Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort             Bhutan                                 SILVER

THE WAY Dhaka                                 Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort             Bangladesh                           SILVER

Turyaa Chennai                                  Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort             India (South)                         SILVER

The Theva Residency                         Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort              Sri Lanka                              GOLD

Villa Shenandoah Boutique Hotels

Pvt Ltd                                             Leading Bungalow/Villa                         Sri Lanka                              SILVER

Adaaran Prestige Water Villas             Leading Bungalow/Villa                         Maldives                               GOLD

Amari Dhaka                                    Leading Business Hotel                          Bangladesh                           SILVER

Airport Beach Hotel                           Leading Business Hotel                         Maldives                               SILVER

Kathmandu Guest House                    Leading Business Hotel                         Nepal                                   SILVER

Ramada by Wyndham Colombo           Leading Business Hotel                         Sri Lanka                             SILVER

Taj Palace, New Delhi                         Leading Business Hotel                         India (North)                        SILVER

Conrad Bengaluru                               Leading Business Hotel                        India (South)                         GOLD

BMICH                                               Leading Convention Center                  Sri Lanka                               SILVER

Renaissance Mumbai

Convention Centre Hotel                      Leading Convention Center                   India (North)                         SILVER

Four Points by Sheraton

Mahabalipuram resort &

Convention Center                              Leading Convention Center                   India (South)                         GOLD

Fragrant Nature Kochi                         Leading Designer Hotel/Resort              India (South)                         SILVER

conard-bangalore Conrad Bengaluru won in the Leading Business Hotel category

Heritance Negombo                            Leading Designer Hotel/Resort              Sri Lanka                               SILVER

Cocoon Maldives                                 Leading Designer Hotel/Resort              Maldives                               GOLD

Resort Life Travel                                Leading Destination Promoter               Maldives                               GOLD

Best Dives Pvt Ltd                               Leading Dive Center/Brand                   Maldives                               GOLD

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu               Leading Dive Resort                             Maldives                               GOLD

DuSai Resort & Spa                             Leading Eco-Friendly Resort                 Bangladesh                            SILVER


THEKKADY                                         Leading Eco-Friendly Resort                 India (South)                         SILVER

LUX* South Ari Atoll                            Leading Eco-Friendly Resort                 Maldives                                SILVER

The Tigress Spa & Resort                     Leading Eco-Friendly Resort                 India (North)                         SILVER

Zhiwa Ling Heritage                             Leading Eco-Friendly Resort                 Bhutan                                 SILVER

Heritance Kandalama                           Leading Eco-Friendly Resort                 Sri Lanka                              GOLD

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala                      Leading F&B Hotel/Resort                     Sri Lanka                           SILVER

dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu                     Leading F&B Hotel/Resort                     Bhutan                               SILVER

Hotel Zabeer Paradise Limited             Leading F&B Hotel/Resort                     Bangladesh                         SILVER

Kandima Maldives                              Leading F&B Hotel/Resort                     Maldives                             SILVER

Taj Palace, New Delhi                         Leading F&B Hotel/Resort                     India (North)                      SILVER

Waterfront Resort by KGH Group         Leading F&B Hotel/Resort                     Nepal                                 SILVER

Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel

at Brigade Gateway                            Leading F&B Hotel/Resort                     India (South)                      GOLD

DuSai Resort & Spa                            Leading Family Resort                          Bangladesh                         SILVER

Lake Canopy                                     Leading Family Resort                           India (South)                      SILVER

Terma Linca Resort & Spa                  Leading Family Resort                           Bhutan                               SILVER

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives       Leading Family Resort                           Maldives                             SILVER

Amari Galle Sri Lanka                         Leading Family Resort                           Sri Lanka                           GOLD

Air Galaxy Limited                              Leading GSA                                        Bangladesh                        SILVER

Ace Aviation Services Maldives            Leading GSA                                         Maldives                            GOLD

HARVEST FRESH FARMS                    Leading Guest House/Tourist Inn             India (South)                     SILVER

Reveries Diving Village Surf & Spa      Leading Guest House/Tourist Inn             Maldives                             GOLD

Kathmandu Guest House                   Leading Heritage Hotel/Resort                 Nepal                                 SILVER

Zhiwa Ling Heritage                         Leading Heritage Hotel/Resort                  Bhutan                               SILVER

Taj West End, Bengaluru                  Leading Heritage Hotel/Resort                  India (South)                      GOLD

Spice Routes Luxury Cruises             Leading House Boat                                 India (South)                      GOLD

Spice Routes Luxury Cruises             Leading Houseboat Brand                         India (South)                      GOLD


MALDIVES PVT LTD                         Leading Liveaboard                                  Maldives                            GOLD

Floating Resort by Scubaspa

Maldives                                         Leading Liveaboard Brand                         Maldives                            GOLD

JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru             Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort                      India (South)                     SILVER

Jumeirah Vittaveli                            Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort                      Maldives                            SILVER

Taj Tashi Bhutan                             Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort                      Bhutan                              SILVER

Ulagalla by Uga Escapes                   Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort                      Sri Lanka                           SILVER

Taj Palace, New Delhi                      Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort                       India (North)                     GOLD

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo                Leading Meeting and Conference                 Sri Lanka                          SILVER


Radisson Blu Dhaka                         Leading Meeting and Conference                 Bangladesh                       SILVER

Water Garden                                 Hotel/Resort

PARADISE ISLAND RESORT,             Leading Meeting and Conference                 Maldives                           SILVER

MALDIVES                                      Hotel/Resort

Sheraton Grand Bangalore                Leading Meeting and Conference                 India (South)                    GOLD

Hotel at Brigade Gateway                 Hotel/Resort

VOYAGES MALDIVES PVT LTD           Leading PSA                                              Maldives                          GOLD

Continuum Aviation                          Leading Supervision Agent                          India (North)                    SILVER

Private Limited                                 (General Aviation Service)

 Jumeirah Vittaveli won in the Leading Luxury Hotel/Resort and Most Romantic Resort categories

Avia Maldives Pvt Ltd                        Leading Supervision Agent                          Maldives                           GOLD

                                                      (General Aviation Service)

Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi         Leading Surf Hotel/Resort                            Maldives                          GOLD

dusitD2 Yarkay Thimphu                   Leading Theme Resort                                 Bhutan                           SILVER

Temple Tree Resort & Spa                Leading Theme Resort                                 Nepal                             SILVER

Heritance Tea Factory                      Leading Theme Resort                                 Sri Lanka                        GOLD

Trans Maldivian Airways                   Leading Tourist Transport                            Maldives                         GOLD

(Pvt) Limited                                   Provider (Air)

Casons Rent A Car (Pvt) Ltd             Leading Tourist Transport Provider                Sri Lanka                        SILVER


Princy Travels                                 Leading Tourist Transport Provider                India (South)                  SILVER


Atoll Transfer                                 Leading Tourist Transport Provider                 Maldives                         GOLD


GALAXY HOLIDAYS LIMITED            Leading Travel Agent - Inbound                     Bangladesh                     SILVER


PVT. LTD                                       Leading Travel Agent - Inbound                     India (South)                   SILVER

Resort Life Travel                           Leading Travel Agent - Inbound                     Maldives                          SILVER

Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd.                  Leading Travel Agent - Inbound                     India (North)                   GOLD

GALAXY TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL    Leading Travel Agent - Outbound                   Bangladesh                     SILVER

One Globe Travels and Tourism        Leading Travel Agent - Outbound                   Nepal                             SILVER

INNER MALDIVES HOLIDAYS            Leading Travel Agent - Outbound                  Maldives                         GOLD

Rizot Holidays                                 Leading Travel Technology                            Maldives                         SILVER

Pema Wellness Resort                     Leading Wellness and Spa Brand                     India (South)                  SILVER

Siddhalepa Ayurveda

Health Resort                                 Leading Wellness and Spa Brand                     Sri Lanka                        SILVER

Sun Aqua Spa                                Leading Wellness and Spa Brand                     Maldives                         GOLD

Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives      Leading Wellness and Spa Resort                     Maldives                         SILVER

Pema Wellness Resort                    Leading Wellness and Spa Resort                     India (South)                  SILVER

Heritance Ayurveda                       Leading Wellness and Spa Resort                     Sri Lanka                         GOLD

Barahi Jungle Lodge                     Leading Wildlife Lodge                                     Nepal                             SILVER

Forest canopy                             Leading Wildlife Lodge                                      India (South)                  SILVER

The Tigress Spa & Resort             Leading Wildlife Lodge                                      India (North)                  SILVER

Cinnamon Wild Yala                     Leading Wildlife Lodge                                      Sri Lanka                       GOLD

Leopard Trails Bespoke

Tented Safari’s                            Leading Wildlife Tented Camp                            Sri Lanka                       GOLD

Himalayan Front Hotel

by KGH Group                            Most Romantic Resort                                       Nepal                             SILVER


SPA - COCHIN                            Most Romantic Resort                                       India (South)                  SILVER

The Theva Residency                  Most Romantic Resort                                       Sri Lanka                        SILVER

Jumeirah Vittaveli                       Most Romantic Resort                                        Maldives                        GOLD