TTGassociationsÂ magazine, a sister publication ofÂ TTGmice, has earned the Travel Trade Media of the Year award from the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS).
TTG Travel Trade Publishing’s publisher Michael Chow picked up the award at the 2017 MPAS Awards and Media Ball on September 26.
Launched in April 2014, the quarterly print publication for Asian association executives advocates the use of association meetings and events as an effective medium for trade associations to engage, educate and raise the professionalism of their members, and ultimately to remain relevant in their industry.
Besides destination reports that focus on local business event capabilities and specialised support offered by the convention bureau, every issue ofÂ TTGassociationsÂ also carries features such as Profile, Guide To and Case Studies as well as a News section and an On the Shelves product update section.
Profile is a Q&A-style cover feature that spotlights a selected Asian trade associationâ€™s chief, with points of discussion covering the chiefâ€™s aspirations for his/her association, opportunities and challenges facing the association and its industry and how they are being tackled, and how meetings and events are being conducted to convey the associationâ€™s objectives, among other things.
Guide To features take on a different theme each issue, and are aimed at introducing readers to various products and services association executives may need in planning their event. Past Guide To features have included subvention support, event management technology and integrated resorts.
TTGassociationsÂ enjoys a circulation of 2,000 across Asia-Pacific in print and 5,000 digitally.
The 2017 MPAS Awards has also bestowed the Feature of the Year Bronze award toÂ TTG Asia’sÂ Dark Side of Dark Tourism, an analysis published in the July 2017 issue. In it,Â TTG Asiaâ€™sÂ Marissa Carruthers examines the relevance of Cambodia’s attractions of death and suffering â€“ the infamous killing fields and slaughter sites.