Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 31 March 2015 – The Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Tourism Malaysia are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015.
The prestigious Malaysia Tourism Awards, which recognises and honours local and international tourism industry players for outstanding and innovative products and services, is held once every two years; this will be the 19th edition of the esteemed awards.
Members of the Malaysia travel trade fraternity are invited to submit their nominations for fourteen award categories, as listed below:
- Best Local Tour Operator
- Best Foreign Tour Operator
- Best Tourism Article
- Best Tourism Publication
- Best Hotel Services
- Best Tourist Attraction
- Best Tour Package
- Best Tourist Guide
- Innovative Shopping Centre
- Best Homestay
- Best Spa
- Innovative Restaurant
- Best Travel Documentary on Malaysia
- Best Online Promotion of Malaysia
The Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015 introduces several changes to better reflect the landscape of the global tourism industry today. It now has 14 categories and 50 subcategories for nominations.
Two new categories have been introduced, namely:
1. Best Travel Documentary on Malaysia – This award recognises the best travel documentary on Malaysia produced in either electronic or online channels.
2. Best Online Promotion of Malaysia – This award is for the best online tourism promotion on Malaysia.
In addition, the Best Foreign Tour Operator category has been expanded from 10 to 18 subcategories, while the Best Tourism Publication category is no longer restricted to tourism magazines. Now, it also considers the contributions made by other local and international publications, such as coffee table books and guidebooks that have given good coverage on Malaysia.
Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.motac.gov.my or www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my. Completed forms and any enquiries are to be submitted to:
The Judging Committee
Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015 Secretariat
Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board
2nd Floor, No.2, Tower 1
Jalan P5/6, Precint 5
62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Members of the international tourism trade are also invited to send in their nominations for the relevant categories. They are asked to contact the nearest Tourism Malaysia overseas office for submission details. (See www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my for a list of TM overseas offices)
Closing date is 30 June 2015.
MALAYSIA TOURISM AWARDS
First introduced in 1987 by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism, it was originally called the “Malaysia Tourism Gold Awards” but was renamed “Malaysia Tourism Awards” in 1993 to better reflect the distinction of the awards and the corporate image of Tourism Malaysia.
This prestigious awards is a tribute to those who have excelled and supported the development of tourism in Malaysia. It also acts as an incentive for participants to strive for the highest level of professionalism and quality in both products and services.
The Malaysia Tourism Awards is the highest accolade for individuals and organizations, whose outstanding contributions play a significant role in the success of Malaysia’s tourism industry. It has expanded from a tourist-and-travel centric recognition programme into one that encompasses all service industries and where local patronage is equally relevant. It also honours industry players who break new boundaries to take risks in creating distinctive products and services that offer unique and memorable experiences of Malaysia.