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Malaysia Wins Seven Asian Travel Awards

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    This is certainly good news for the Malaysia travel and tourism industry. In the recently held prestigious World Travel Awards 2009 in London, Malaysia has successfully bagged seven Asian travel awards. The Asian travel awards are like the “Oscars” of the global travel and tourism industries. Moreover, the awards are recognized as the highest accolade within the travel industry.

    The Asian Travel awards won by Malaysia are the Asia’s Leading Airline award won by Malaysia Airlines and the Asia’s Leading Family Resort and Asia’s Leading Casino Resort titles scooped by Genting Resorts World.

    Two other titles – Asia’s Leading City Hotel and Asia’s Leading Design Hotel – went to Hilton Kuala Lumpur while Asia’s Leading Airport Hotel award went to Pan-Pacific Kuala Lumpur International Airport Hotel.

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    MAS chairman Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid (third from left) and MAS regional manager for United Kingdom and Ireland Syed Abdillah Syed Aziz (beside him) with their award. With them are: (From left) MAS air hostesses Lilis Surianty (far left) and Yvonne Kow (second from right) as well as Miss Vietnam Huong Giang (third from right) and Miss China Yu Sheng (far right).

    Moreover, Tourism Malaysia’s tagline “Malaysia Truly Asia” was also voted Asia’s Leading Marketing Campaign during the star-studded function at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriot Hotel, in London’s Mayfair.

    The prestigious Asia’s Leading Airline award won by Malaysia Airline (MAS) is recognition by the global industry and travelers to Malaysia’s carrier brand of excellent service delivery. The awards would further encourage MAS to consistently provide memorable guest experience through innovative products and services. In addition, it will be a boast to the local tourism players as these awards will help Malaysia enhance its reputation in the tourism industry and attract more visitors to our resort and the country.

    In the individual countries’ category, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur was voted Malaysia’s Leading Hotel; Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia’s Leading Business Hotel); Sheraton Langkawi Resort (Malaysia’s Leading Resort) and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in Penang (Malaysia’s Leading Spa Resort).

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    Genting Malaysia Berhad president and chief operating officer Datuk Lee Choong Yan received his award from Miss Vietnam/Miss World 2009 contestant Huong Giang.

    The Malaysians picked up seven awards in the Asian category while regional awards were also given out to winners in the Australasia and Indian Ocean as well as the Caribbean and South America regions.

    Votes are cast globally in 919 categories by travel professionals from 183,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries. The event was attended by more than 1,000 senior management and decision-makers from the global travel and tourism industry.

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