ATTIA Announces the Travel Changemakers Awards Judges Panel

SINGAPORE, July 20, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia Travel Technology Industry Association (ATTIA) and Web in Travel (WiT) announce who is participating on the Judges Panel for the inaugural Travel Changemakers Awards 2023.

The Awards seek to recognise innovators that have used technology to build back better, post-pandemic, with the winners to be announced at WiT Singapore, 2-4 Oct 2023. Those awarded will demonstrate how they have had respect for the environment, created meaningful engagement with local communities or unearthed hidden gems for travellers to discover. They laud the repurposing of assets rather than building new, and how they demonstrate that diversity and inclusion are critical to building back better.

ATTIA Announces the Travel Changemakers Awards Judges Panel

The prestigious panel consists of imminent industry leaders, as follows.

Aya Aso, CEO, SAVVY Collective
Rod Cuthbert, Chairperson, Jayride; Board Member, Veltra (Tokyo); Board Member, Tourism Tasmania; Founder, Viator
Loic Dujardin, Head of ESG, Traveloka
Fred Barou - Senior VP, Online Travel and Market Strategy, Amadeus
Kelly Kolb - VP for Government Affairs, Travelport
Steven Liew - Director of Public Policy, APAC, Airbnb
Choe Peng Sum, CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Aloke Bajpai, Co-Founder, Group CEO and Managing Director, ixigo
Elaine Tan, Director, AirAsia Foundation
Daniel Gelfer, Director of Global Government Affairs, Agoda
Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive of Marketing Group, Singapore Tourism Board

Chis Kerin, Managing Director, ATTIA says, "We are delighted by the support demonstrated by the travel tech industry for these awards, and are equally thrilled to have assembled such an esteemed judging panel. With their collective expertise, we are confident that the submissions will be held to the highest possible standards."

"We are delighted with the calibre of judges that have embraced these awards in its first year," says Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WiT. "It is an honour to recognise those who turned ideas into action and initiated programmes to build back better during the pandemic. They will deservedly get their heyday with these awards, which will demonstrate exactly how the travel, tourism and hospitality industries has taken lessons learned over the pandemic to plan and create a better future for all travellers".

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