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  • Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Federation

    The Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Federation is the Asian Tourism Ministry agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

  • Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Federation

    Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Federation the Ministry of Responsible Tourism Initiatives Established Since 2001.

  • Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2018

    APTTF Endorses Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards which honors some 500 distinguish Lifestyle tourism in Malaysia past 8 years.


Asia Pacific Tourism Development

Through 2017 the major international visitor-generating markets will be driven by China in Asia, and the USA and Mexico in the Americas. Greater China – comprising China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR – is expected to generate more than 261 million international arrivals to the 39 Asia Pacific destinations covered in this report, an annual growth rate of 7.9 percent year-on-year and an incremental increase in an absolute volume of over 19 million arrivals. While annual percentage growth from Greater China into Asia will expand by a little under the average (7.8%), the destinations of Asia will capture 95 percent of the volume increase between 2016 and 2017 from these origin markets. The Americas will capture around 3.4 percent of that volume increase and the Pacific the remaining 1.6 percent. Arrivals from Europe and Africa will each grow by 3.5 percent in 2017 year-on-year. While Africa is expected to generate just over three million arrivals in total during 2017, Europe will generate around 67.7 million arrivals to the destinations of Asia Pacific in that year. From within the European origin markets the Russian Federation is expected to deliver the largest volume of additional arrivals into Asia Pacific in 2017, adding over 373,000 additional arrivals between 2016 and 2017 and doubling its collective inbound count to almost five million in that latter year. The United Kingdom and Germany, however, remain the principal generators of arrivals from Europe, delivering 14.9 million and 11.3 million arrivals respectively into Asia Pacific in 2017. France will deliver 7.1 million arrivals in 2017, ahead of the Russian Federation. Australia is by far the largest generator of international arrivals from the Pacific into Asia Pacific destinations in 2017, delivering over 12 million arrivals during the course of the year, close to 620,000 more than in 2016.


Asian Lifestyle Tourism perspectives and initiatives has become the subject of an increasing level of both private and government interest. It is perceived to be important because of its economic and opportunity contribution as well as other influences such as the impact on community well‐being and the sense of pride that lifestyle tourism may engender – including sports tourism respectively. The concept, however, is fraught by definitional issues and this objective provides a discussion for developing a more succinct definition and framework for sport & lifestyle tourism to add to the debate. It is argued here that sport tourism is essentially event tourism and, as such, it is governed by the issues that affect events and lifestyle tourism activities of Golf, Yachting, Leisure tourism holidays (SPA/Honeymoon/Wedding) and others.
South East Asia countries are dominating the Golf Tourism businesses for past decade providing a huge increase of employment, tourism receipts and hotel accommodation. Namely Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.
Apart from Golf Tourism, Sea Sports and Eco Tourism are gaining popularity among young travellers from Australia, Europe and with Asians as well.


Sports Tourism in Asian region has come a long way, and APTTF has witnessed countless achievements in the last few years with many events happening in the region. However, the sporting success of a country goes beyond such achievements. APTTF and its partners need to also develop the actual businesses that help fuel the sporting ecosystem, and provide platforms for the sports industry to grow further. To this end, APTTF aims to grow a steady pipeline of quality sports-related business events that can act as thought-leadership platforms for members of the industry to exchange insights and best practices.
Asian Sports Recruitment International highlighted that "unlike Europe and North America, where sports business is dominated by clubs and teams thanks to advanced sports leagues, sports business in Asia is driven by rights holders entering the market selling media and sponsorship rights, media and content related companies as well as the agencies that support and drive such activity. APTFF will work closely with its partners ensuring more sporting events are to be organized in Asian region.


International tourism is increasingly driven by destinations' natural and cultural resources. To combine quality with profitability, resorts in the 21st century should be "Eco resorts." Ecoresorts will augment their guests' experiences by providing interpretation of the location and by offering guests the opportunity to participate in the destination's preservation. The quality of the destination environment, the potential for learning, and the complexity and authenticity of the experience will be important in the traveller’s destination choice. The challenge for eco-tourism is to enhance the tourism value of the natural and cultural resources in a way that will produce a ripple effect through local and national economies and also sustain the character of those resources. The future of resort ecotourism depends on solutions that provide for an enjoyable, authentic, and enlightening ecotourism experience despite conservation efforts that limit access to the heritage attractions.

APTTF Annual Tourism & Travel Awards

in-conjunction with ALTA Awards in Shenzhen China 1st – 3rd September 2018

APTTF Entrepreneur is the premier regional awards for best developer/ entrepreneur of Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Industry. The APTTF Awards identify and recognise Tourism based on a basket of quantitative and qualitative criteria with a focus on growth (turnover, profit and market share) and resilience (best practices, sustainability and vision).
APTTF Entrepreneur Awards is an Annual Recognition programme organised by Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Federation, naming the fastest moving businesses of Tourism & Travel businesses in Asia. To promote recognition of top businesses in a lucrative and dynamic market, the APTFF Awards has served as a symbol separating the best among the great.
The APTTF Awards since its establishment has served as pinnacle of trust and benchmark of reliability among Tourism, Travel and Hospitality business owners in Asia Pacific region. Be it business hotel, resorts, travel, golf clubs and tourism & travel investments, or clients foreign and domestic alike, the APTTF Awards has become the beacon of attention on all platforms.
Awardees are also featured in a Special Edition of the APTTF Online magazine and other supporting publications. They also participate in other programmes under the APTTF Tourism & Travel Framework.
APTFF Awards is the highest accolade for an Travel, Tourism & Hospitality owners to aspire for!
Lists of Best Hospitality Project for 2018 APTTF Awards as follows:-

Golf Resorts (Lifestyle Tourism)

Asia’s best Lifestyle Tourism Project Award.
Kalhaar Greens & Golf Club Ahmedabad India.
BRG Golf Resorts Vietnam
Sam Tuyen Golf Resort Vietnam
Bali National Golf Club Bali Indonesia
Alpine Golf Resort Chiang Mai Thailand
Victoria Golf & Country Club Sri Lanka
Mount Malarayat Golf & Country Club Philippines
Joondalup Golf & Country Club Sydney Australia
Warner International Golf Club China
Spring City Golf & Lake Resort KunMing China
Lexis Hibiscus  Port Dickson, Malaysia
Orchard Wellness Resort  Melaka, Malaysia 
Pita Maha Resort  Bali, Indonesia  
Villa Tantawan Phuket, Indonesia
Chinggis Khan Hotel   Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 
Taj Tashi Hotel    Thimpu,Bhutan
The Shilla Seoul Seoul, South Korea
New Miyako Hotel    Kyoto, Japan  
The Sanchaya Resort   Bintan, Indonesia 
Badian Island Resort & SPA      Philippines  
Premier Village Danang Resort    Danang, Vietnam  
Naman Retreat Resort    Danang, Vietnam  
Lotus Blanc Resort      Siem Reap, Cambodia
Clark Exotica Resort Bangalore, India
Lotus Desaru Resort Kota Tinggi, Malaysia
The Fortress Resort  Galle, Sri Lanka
Kuredu Island Resort & SPA  Maldives
Furaveri Resort Maldives 
Al Maya Island Resort Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Banjaran Hotprings Retreat Perak, Malaysia
Avani GoldCoast Sepang  Sepang, Malaysia
The Boulevard Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel  Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Thailand
Amari Watergate Bangkok, Thailand
Nuami Hotel  Singapore
The Reverie Saigon  Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 
AG New World Manila Bay Hotel  Manila, The Philippines
The khyber Himalayan Resort & SPA  Kashmir, India
The Upper House  Hong Kong
Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf Bangladesh
Ovolo Woolloomooloo NSW  New South Wales, Australia 
Bintan Lagoon Resort  Bintan, Indonesia
The Pavilions Himalayas  Katmandu, Nepal
Rancamaya Golf & Country Club  Bogor, Indonesia
Palm Spring Golf & Country Club  Batam, Indonesia 
Laguna National Golf & Country Club Singapore
Klub Golf Bogor Raya Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Meru Valley Golf & Country Club- Perak Malaysia
Royale Jakarta Golf Club Jakarta Indonesia

Resorts (Hospitality)

Asia’s best Hospitality Project Award
Lexis Hibiscus Resort Port Dickson Malaysia
Orchard Wellness Resort Melaka Malaysia
Pita Maha Resort Bali Indonesia
Villa Tantawan Resort Phuket Thailand
The Sanchaya Resort Bintan Indonesia
Badian Island Resort & SPA Philippines
Premier Village Danang Resort Vietnam
Naman Retreat Resort Vietnam
Lotus Blanc Resort Cambodia
Clark Exotica Resort Bangalore India
Lotus Desaru Resort Kota Tinggi Malaysia
The Fortress Resort Sri Lanka
Kuredu Island Resort & SPA Maldives
Furaveri Resort Maldives
Al Maya Island Resort United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Banjaran Hotprings Retreat Malaysia
Avani GoldCoast Sepang Malaysia
The Racha Phuket, Thailand
SUTERA HARBOUR Sabah, Malaysia
ELS CLUB DESARU Johor, Malaysia
Empire Hotel & Country Club Bandar Seri Bengawan, Brunei

Hotel (Business Hospitality)

Asia’s Best Business Class Hotel Award.
The Boulevard Hotel Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Malaysia
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Thailand
Amari Watergate Bangkok Thailand
Nuami Hotel Singapore
The Reverie Saigon Vietnam
AG New World Manila Bay Hotel Philippines
The Oberoi Udaivilas India
The Upper House Hong Kong
Kerry Hotel Pudon Shanghai China
Ovolo Woolloomooloo NSW Australia
Chinggis Khan Hotel UlaanbaatarMongolia
Taj Tashi Hotel Bhutan
The Shilla Seoul South Korea
New Miyako Hotel Japan

Travel Agents / Vacation Planners

Asia’s best Travel Agents.
Sutra Travel Management Group Sdn Bhd Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Chan Brother Travel Pte Ltd  Singapore 
Buffalo Tours Hanoi Vietnam 
Smailing Tour Jakarta, Indonesia 
Blue Horizons Travel & Tours Manila, Philippines  
Gets Holidays  New Delhi, India 
Serendivus Travel  Colombo, Sri Lanka 
Nepal Tou & Trekking Service  Katmandu, Nepal 
Australia One    Western Australia 
MAM Holidays Bangladesh
Selena Travel Group  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  
Heavenly Bhutan Travels  Thimpu, Kingdom of Bhutan 
PTM Travel & Tours  Phnom Penh, Cambodia
TNT Korea Travel South Korea 
Tobu Top Tours Co., Ltd. Tokyo Japan 
United Golf Services (VN) Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.


Belum Rainforest Resort Malaysia 
Madam Nguyen Thi Nga – Chairman, BRG Golf Resorts Vietnam
Soneva Kiri Thailand
Nandini Jungle Resort and Spa Bali Indonesia 
4 Rivers Floating Lodge Cambodia
Song Saa Private Island Vietnam
Ananda–In the Himalayas India
Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge Sri Lanka 
Green Canyon Eco Art Resort Philippines
Three Camel Lodge  Mongolia
The Barefoot Eco Hotel Maldives
Sugar Beach Resort  Mauritius 
Shuktara Nature Resort  Bangladesh
Thamel Eco Resort  Katmandu, Nepal
Gayana Marine Resort  Malaysia
Sumbiling Eco Village  Brunei
Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary Philippines
DuSai Resort & SPA  Bangladesh
Asita Eco Resort  Thailand
Spice Village  India
Evolve Back  India
Minang Cove Resort & SPA  Malaysia
Keemala Resort  Thailand
Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary Philippines

Lists of Best Entrepreneur for 2018 APTTF Awards as follows

Mr Devang Shah- Chairman, Kalhaar Greens & Golf Club Ahmedabad India 
Madam Nguyen Thi Nga – Chairman, BRG Golf Resorts Vietnam 
Madam Mandy Chew Siok Cheng – President,Lexis Hotel & Resorts Malaysia
Dato Ramalingam Pillai – Chief Executive Officer : Lotus Group Sdn Bhd Malaysia