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Malaysia Wins Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2015

Asia's Best Golf Destination 2015

PUTRAJAYA, 12 November 2015 – Malaysia’s golf tourism industry added another feather to its cap when the country took home the ‘Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2015’ award at the 2nd Annual World Golf Awards in Portugal on 7 November. The Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi, which received the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ award last year, was conferred ‘Asia’s Best Golf Course 2015’.

Tourism Malaysia Director Mohamed Amin Yahya, who accepted the award at the Conrad Algarve, said that Malaysia is proud to receive the award for the second consecutive year. “Our golf courses offer challenging fairways amidst spectacular sights, world-class facilities and amenities. We strongly encourage golfers from around the world to visit Malaysia not only to play golf but also to enjoy a wide range of fascinating tourist attractions,” Mohamed Amin said.

Malaysia’s popularity as a golf destination has grown over the years. There are over 200 golf courses located around the country, with each offering avid golfers a unique experience. They can play in the cool climates of highlands; by the crashing waves of the sea; in busy towns and cities; or in the quiet greens near jungles.

About World Golf Awards

World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations. Golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace. An estimated 60 million golfer visits will take place in 2015 to the 32,000 golf courses and resorts worldwide.

The 2015 World Golf Awards focuses on the leading 130 nations who are shaping the future of this dynamic industry. While celebrating and rewarding excellence across golf resorts, courses and the golfing destinations throughout the world, World Golf Awards strives to ultimately raise the golf tourist customer experience and stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism market.

Votes were made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes were also cast by the public (golf tourism consumers). The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence. Votes were submitted online via the World Golf Awards website.

The winners of each national category went head-to-head with the winners of the other countries before the unveiling of the World Winners. You can see the entire list of world winners here – http://worldgolfawards.com/winners/2015

Tourism Malaysia Wins 2 Awards at Taipei Travel Fair 2015

Tourism Malaysia Wins 2 Awards at Taipei Travel Fair 2015
TAIPEI, 9 November 2015: Tourism Malaysia received the Best Performance Group Award and Best Booth Design Award for National Tourism Organisation (NTO) at the 23rd Taipei International Travel Fair 2015 (TITF 2015), which is the largest travel fair in Taiwan. The event was held from 6 to 9 November at the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC).

Both awards were presented today to Tourism Malaysia’s Senior Director of International Promotion Division (Asia Africa) Datuk Musa Haji Yusof by the Chairman of Taipei International Travel Fair Cherng Tyan Su. This is a huge recognition of Tourism Malaysia’s promotional effort during the four-day event.

A total of 17 Malaysian exhibitors showcased their unique tourist attractions, products and services, at the Malaysia Pavilion, which was strategically located near the entrance.

Information brochures in Mandarin were distributed at the booth and attractive games and activities were also conducted. The Malaysia Pavilion garnered a lot of attention through the performances by the SWATARI Dance Academy and Emma Ruran Raja, who played the sape, a Sarawak musical instrument.

This year, a total of 62 countries participated in the Taipei ITF with almost 1,000 booths, attracting over 350,000 consumers. For Taiwanese tourists, Malaysia’s beautiful islands, exciting theme parks and delicious food are still the main attractions. A special travel forum was organised on the same day at TITF, featuring a panel of experts who shared their views on the latest global tourism trend.

Malaysia received 133,443 Taiwanese tourists from January to June this year, signifying an increase of 0.8% compared to the same period last year. From Tourism Malaysia Office for Tourism Malaysia Wins 2 Awards at Taipei Travel Fair 2015.