BMICH was adjudged the Leading Meeting and Convention Venue at The South Asian Travel Awards concluded recently. It is the first ever regional Travel Awards-endorsed by Multi National Associations Providing the Tourism sector of the South Asian Region with recognition towards their facilities and service excellence. The South Asian Travel Awards aims to encourage and raise service standards of the Tourism industry within the region.
The Director and CEO of BMICH, Sunil Dissnayake said, “We are proud and delighted to be selected as the leading convention venue in the South Asian region. The award amply demonstrates that BMICH is among the best and most importantly, it is an honour for the country.”
The award is the first of its kind with affiliations from regional associations ensuring the process within a smooth and transparent procedure. SATA is a concept of the Maldivian company “Highrise” in Collaboration with India and Sri Lanka. The endorsement of organizations from Sri Lanka included Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Sri Lanka (FCCISL) and Colombo Chamber of Commerce (CCC). The judging panel consisted of high profile senior retired representatives from each destination with vast knowledge and background of the industry to assure an accurate and fair process. The nominations were open with an initial press briefing at the Sri Lanka Tourism premises amidst the presence of the press and heads of regional associations. The event consisted of 10 segments falling into 39 categories and BMICH Sri Lanka was named the Leading Meeting and Convention Venue.