Digital Innovation Asia announces 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.
Both the DIA E-Tourism Asia Boot-Camp, as well as the DIA Awards are free to attend for registered attendees, due to the generous sponsorship by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and the Thailand Convention Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), as well as the support of many partners from media and the tourism industry. More information can be found at diaasiaevents.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLOGGER MTCHUP 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.
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.
About Mekong Tourism:
Established in early 2006, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is a collaborative effort between the six countries of the Greater Mekong Sub region (GMS): Cambodia, The People's Republic of China (PRC) (Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces), the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. The mission of the MTCO is to help GMS National Tourism Organizations develop and promote the Mekong as a single travel destination, offering a diversity of good quality and high-yielding sub-regional products that help to distribute the benefits of tourism more widely; add to the tourism development efforts of each GMS destination; contribute to poverty reduction, gender equality and empowerment of women; and minimize any adverse impacts of tourism through the development of a sustainable industry. For more information, please visit www.MekongTourism.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest at TourismMekong.