On 15 July 2019, it was announced that Borneo Eco Tours have won the PATA Gold Awards 2019 for the Corporate Social Responsibility Category, which is another win for the tour operator after receiving the MATTA Awards 2019 for Best Tour Operator in Responsbile Tourism back in June.
Borneo Eco Tours’ Assistant General Manager, Ivan Chang attended the Dinner and Awards ceremony held on 19 September 2019 at the Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan to receive the trophy.
The 2019 PATA Gold Awards Dinner and Award Presentation took place during PATA Travel Mart 2019 on 19 September 2019 (Thursday). The 33 Grand and Gold Awards were presented to various tourism industry players, including Borneo Eco Tours, Malaysia; Cox & Kings Limited, India; Elephant Hills Co., Ltd, Thailand; Hotel ICON, Hong Kong SAR; IECD, ASSET-H&C, Thailand; Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong SAR; Macao Government Tourism Office; Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Macao, China; Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Palau Visitors Authority; Sarawak Tourism, Malaysia; SriLankan Airlines Ltd; Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Chinese Taipei; The Travel World, Bangladesh; Tourism Authority of Thailand, and YANNA Ventures, Thailand.
This year’s awards attracted 197 entries from 78 organisations and individuals worldwide. The winners were selected by an independent judging committee.