Finalists for the 2nd DIA Awards
Digital Innovation Asia is pleased to announce the 40 finalists for the 2nd DIA Awards. The three runner ups in each of the five categories will be announced during the DIA E-Tourism Boot-Camp, which is being held on Wednesday September 3rd in Bangkok at Mansion RCA. The winners as well as the Top 5 Innovators will be announced will be presented at the DIA Awards Ceremony, following the E-Tourism Asia Boot-Camp on the same day in the same venue. Enjoy!
DIGITAL INNOVATION ASIA AWARD: MOST IMPACTFUL DIGITAL INNOVATION
This award recognizes online travel ventures that have leveraged technology in innovative ways in order to develop tourism, enhance the travel experience, improve guest services, and drive consumer engagement.
COMPANY COUNTRY WEBSITE
Trip Show PR China http://tripshow.com/
Savvy Mob India http://savvymob.com/
Spottly Hong Kong, China http://about.spottly.com/
Qraved Indonesia http://www.qraved.com/
12Go Singapore http://12go.asia
BeMyGuest Singapore http://bemyguest.com.sg/
Trip38 India http://www.trip38.com/
Jetbay China http://prelaunch.jetbay.com/
E-TOURISM ASIA AWARD: MOST ENGAGING DIGITAL PRESENCE
This award recognizes the most viral campaign, most engaging website, most innovative mobile application, or most creative use of social media, promoting Asia Pacific as a tourism destination.
COMPANY COUNTRY INITIATIVE
Tourism Authority of Thailand Thailand Thailand Makeover Campaign
Hangzhou Tourism China My Chinese Love Story
Japan Tourist Board Japan Powder Dash
Kerala Tourism India Great Backwater Campaign
Tourism Victoria Australia Remote Control Tourist
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts India Twitter Tree
Air Asia Malaysia Friendsy
Cebu Pacific Airlines Philippines Rain Codes
E-TOURISM CHINA AWARD: MOST RELEVANT CHINESE DIGITAL PRESENCE
This award recognizes the most relevant mandarin-language website, most creative use of Mainland China social media, or most impactful campaign, marketing to Chinese consumers.
COMPANY COUNTRY INITIATIVE
Air New Zealand New Zealand Romance Class
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Hong Kong / China My Moments of Delight
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Hong Kong / China Tibet Pilgrimage
KLM Airlines Holland Miffy
Canadian Tourism Commission Canada Canada Ski Campaign
Tourism New Zealand New Zealand Celebrity New Zealand Tour
British Airways UK Chinese New Year Campaign
Tourism Indonesia Indonesia Chinese Blogger Trip
DIGITAL AID ASIA AWARD: MOST SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL INITIATIVE
This award recognizes the most impactful and creative campaign, venture, or initiative in promoting and stimulating responsible and sustainable tourism development in Asia Pacific, as well as social and community-based tourism practices, and engaging consumers in being more conscious travelers.
COMPANY COUNTRY INITIATIVE
MySocialMotion.org Thailand Social Giving
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Hong Kong / China Shangri-La Cares
Bloom Micro Ventures Vietnam Tours
LocalAlike.com Thailand Tours
Friends International Cambodia Child Safe Network
SISHA.org Australia/Cambodia Anti-Human Trafficking
Air Asia Malaysia Philippines Typhoon Relief
BLOGGER MATCHUP AWARD: MOST CAPTIVATING DIGITAL STORY TELLING
This award recognizes the most riveting digitally published storytelling piece, from blog post, video, photo, review, and audio, discovering new and exciting destinations in Asia Pacific.
NAME/BLOG COUNTRY INITIATIVE
Bino Caina (Philippines) – FramelessWorld.com – Cambodia: Anlong Pi – Life in a Garbage Dump in Cambodia
Mark Wiens (Thailand) – Migrationology.com – Thailand: Eating Thai Food Video Blog
Mariellen Ward (Canada) – BreathDreamGo.com – India: Top 5 Myth about India
Jeremy Kunz (Switzerland) – Reisewerk.ch – Thailand/Myanmar: #Asian2014
Valen Dawson (USA) – Thiswaytoparadise.com – Indonesia: Spiritual Things in Bali
Mike Turtle (Australia) – TimeTravelTurtle.com – Cambodia: Chi Phat Eco Tourism
Lance Longwell (USA) – TravelAddicts.net – Nepal: Buddhism and Bloodshed in the Civil War
Nelson Mochileros (Peru) – Mochileros.org – Thailand: Exploring Kanchanaburi
THE TOP 5 DIGITAL INNOVATORS IN ASIA
The Top 5 Digital Innovator Award recognizes outstanding individuals that have showed innovation, creativity, leadership, and commercial impact, as well as achievements in challenging situations. The Top 5 Digital Innovators are our annual hot list of leaders that have truly raised the bar for the travel and tourism industry in Asia Pacific when it comes to digital innovation.
NAME SECTOR COMPANY
Thapanee Kiapthaibool Tourism Tourism Authority of Thailand
Angelina Fernandez Aviation Air Asia X
Michael Leong Hotels Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Steven Htut Technology Myanmars.Net
Amy Kunrojpanya Media Google
Digital Innovation Asia (DIA), an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is committed to being a catalyst for digital capacity development in Asia Pacific travel and tourism, in order for tourism to develop in a responsible way, and alleviate poverty. The rise of Internet technologies, mobile, and social media can enable small and medium travel and tourism enterprises to compete globally. DIA hosts unique and innovative events where Blogger Matchup allows travel and tourism brands to get connected to top influential bloggers from all over the world, while the E-Tourism Asia and E-Tourism China Boot-Camp offers hands-on practical knowledge in the areas of social, mobile, and China digital marketing, and the Digital Aid Forum debates how technology can help with responsible tourism development. DIA is endorsed by PATA, ASEAN, Mekong Tourism, and various other national and regional tourism organizations in the region, as well as industry associations, and supported by media partners including 4Hoteliers, Travel Daily Media, eGlobal Travel Media, TravelDailyNews.asia, TTR Weekly, HospitalityNet.org, Travel Mole, Travel Daily Media, and Bangkok 101.
More information can be found at www.digitalinnovationasia.com.DIA Team