PATA (The Pacific Asia Travel Association) has just announced its Grand and Gold Awards for 2016 where Indonesia won 3 Gold Awards. The Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia won the Marketing-Primary Government Destination Gold Award for its marketing campaign in attracting visitors to Indonesia for the the Total Solar Eclipse of 2016. Dr. Mario Hardy, PATA CEO, stated that: “On behalf of PATA, I would like to congratulate the 2016 Grand and Gold Award winners and to thank all of this year’s participants for their submissions. This year’s winners exemplify the values of the Association in working towards a more responsible travel and tourism industry in the Asia Pacific region and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments at the PATA Gold Awards luncheon and presentation at PATA Travel Mart 2016 in Indonesia.PATA Gold Awards announced won by Indonesia are the following:PATA Gold Award 2016Marketing – Primary Government DestinationTotal Solar Eclipse IndonesiaMinistry of Tourism Republic of IndonesiaPATA Gold Award 2016Heritage and Culture – CultureLalare OrchestraMinistry of Tourism Republic of IndonesiaPATA Gold Award 2016Travel Journalism – Travel PhotographJourney of the Wanderer by Handi LakonsoColours, Inflight magazine of Garuda Indonesia, April 2015Agency Fish, IndonesiaIn addition, Indonesia’s senior tourism Journalist Mimi Hudoyo in cooperation with TTG’s Raini Hamdi also won the Travel Journalism – Industry Business Article. PATA Gold Award 2016Travel Journalism – Industry Business ArticleThe New Glamorous, TTG Asia Luxury December 2015by Mimi Hudoyo and Raini HamdiTTG Asia Media PTE LTD, SingaporeThe Awards will be officially handed to the winners during PATA Travel Mart 2016 to be presented on Friday, 9 September 2016 at the newly established Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) Hall in Greater Jakarta, in the Banten province.