- HNA Tourism Group crowned as Asia's and China's Leading Travel Management Company in 2014
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014, hosted by World Travel Awards (WTA), took place on October 10th in New Delhi, India. At the ceremony, HNA Tourism Group (HNA Tourism) took the titles of Asia's Leading Travel Management Company and China's Leading Travel Management Company for 2014. Both Deer Jet and Tangla International Hotels and Resorts, member brands of the group, had been shortlisted in 2014 nominee lists and won awards. HNA Tourism is the first and only winner of these awards among China-based travel companies, demonstrating that the firm is rapidly developing into a comprehensive international tourism service provider.
While presenting the awards to HNA Tourism, WTA president and founder Graham E. Cooke said, "HNA Tourism Group won the hearts of voters for its healthy approach to sustainable development, innovative business models and growing reach in international markets. As a rising star in the Asian tourism sector, we hope HNA Tourism can go on to deliver even better levels of service in the future."
As he received the awards, HNA Tourism Group vice-president Han Lixin expressed his gratitude to WTA for the recognition and encouragement these awards embody. As a large tourism group growing up during a period of rapid evolution across China's travel industry, HNA Tourism always stressed globalized development and brand-building. The company looks forward to creating and ushering in a new lifestyle around tourism and making every person's travel dreams come true.
Supported by HNA Group's rich and systematic resources, HNA Tourism has been continuously expanding its industry chain since inception in 2007, a time during which China's economy has undergone rapid and expansive development. The firm has become a large and modern tourism organization encompassing multiple businesses.
HNA Tourism has integrated many components of today's tourism sector including aviation, hospitality, cruise lines and yachts, travel agency, tourism finance, tourism e-commerce, as well as several online businesses. In the area of aviation, the firm offers domestic and international passenger, corporate and cargo aircraft as well as corporate helicopters. It owns and manages over 400 hotels across Asia, North America and Europe. The Group has numerous powerful brands and products in traditional tourism, covering over 100 countries. With such powerful resources and many superb bands, HNA Tourism Group boasts a service presence in countries and regions across Asia, Europe and the U.S., providing a level of service and value that is a delight to its 1.6 million international travelers.
Since inception, HNA Tourism has been committed to growing together with its partners, while never failing to forget its debt to society. As a part of HNA Group's commitment to the theme of "Love and Sincerity", HNA Tourism pays close attention to and supports public welfare projects. Going forward, HNA Tourism will continue to accelerate its globalization process, transforming itself into a world-class comprehensive tourism carrier and a leader of new trends in tourism.
World Travel Awards (WTA) was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry through reviews written by 200,000 industry professionals and votes cast globally by travelers, which serve to identify the world's best hotels, airlines, travel agencies and tour operators and rewards the winners with dozens of awards in several geographical categories (including the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East). The much coveted World Travel Awards are described by the Wall Street Journal as the "Oscars of the Travel industry", while the award ceremony dinner party is attended by numerous industry leaders and insiders. TUI Travel PLC, American Express and many other leading international travel firms have been winners of these awards.
HNA Tourism's awards are evidence that the development of China's travel industry has attracted international attention. Looking ahead, the company plans to continue its efforts in building a complete tourism service chain based on providing thought leadership, being receptive to new ideas and continuing the firm's international expansion.
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