In an increasingly interconnected world, we long to discover an “untouched” land or immerse ourselves in mother nature. What Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka have in common is that they offer extraordinary experiences for visitors who are searching for the unconventional. Bhutan, home to the world-renowned cliffside monastery Paro Taktsang, and Nepal and Sri Lanka, sources of numerous UNESCO world heritage sites; these countries house hospitality industries that are forces to be reckoned with. The Hotelier Awards is thrilled to expand our platform to South Asia, inviting hoteliers in Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka to join the journey. Other countries invited to the South Asia competition include India, Maldives, Pakistan and Bangladesh.