Arnie Weissmann receives award at PATA event September 15, 2017 Share 1 PATA CEO Mario Hardy (left) and Macau Government Tourism Office director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes (right) presented the Gold Award to Arnie Weissmann. Photo Credit: Manna Ma -- Travel Weekly editor in chief Arnie Weissmann has received the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award for "Travel Journalism -- Industry Business Article." Weissmann's winning entry was "Enlightened Serendipity," a Travel Weekly cover story about Sri Lanka. The award recognizes an article about an Asian destination. The award was presented to Weissmann at a luncheon during PATA Travel Mart at the recently opened Parisian Macau.