Skål International Makati is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 31st Skål International Makati Tourism Awards. This highly anticipated event, held in conjunction with the 42nd Skål International Makati founding anniversary, will take place on October 26, 2023, 5 p.m., at the SMX Aura Convention Center in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City.
The 2023 awardees have been carefully selected to represent the epitome of excellence in various sectors of the travel and tourism industry.
In the Institutional Awardees category, the following exceptional establishments have been recognized:
• Hotel Category: Grand Hyatt Manila
• Resort Category: Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort Davao
• Airline Category: All Nippon Airways (ANA)
• Tour Operator Category: Southwind Travel and Tours Inc.
• Cultural Tourism Category: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
• Tourism Infrastructure Category: Mactan-Cebu International Airport
• Local Tourism Category: Aloguinsan Cebu
• Education Category: UP Asian Institute of Tourism
• Media Category: CNN Philippines
These esteemed institutions have consistently demonstrated unwavering dedication and innovation, playing a vital role in the growth and development of the Philippine tourism industry.
In the Personality Awardees category, the following remarkable individuals have been honored for their outstanding contributions:
• Sports Tourism Category: Manny Pangilinan
• M.I.C.E. (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibitions) Category: Elizabeth Sy
• Government Category: Hon. Maria Esperanza Christina Garcia-Frasco
• Patroness of Philippine Arts & Culture: First Lady Marie Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos
• Posthumous Award: Robert Lim Joseph Jr. +
These exceptional individuals have left an indelible mark in the travel and tourism sector, setting an example as leaders in their respective domains.
The Skål International Tourism Awards, renowned for their tradition of honoring excellence and innovation, showcase the highest standards of the travel and tourism industry.
The awards ceremony will bring together industry leaders, professionals, and government officials to celebrate these outstanding achievements and explore the future of Philippine tourism. Attendees can anticipate an inspiring and insightful evening.
The 31st Skål International Makati Tourism Awards are proudly presented by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippine Airlines (PAL), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Megaworld Hotels and Resorts, and SMX Convention Center Manila.
Skål International Makati is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is part of the Skål International network, which spans over 100 countries and 15,000 members. Skål International Makati aims to enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of its members in the travel and tourism industry.