Malaysia has emerged as the leading destination in Asia, beating out nine other countries including Singapore, Korea, Macau, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The announcement was made at the 22nd Annual World Travel Awards gala ceremony in Hong Kong on Thursday.
Tourism Malaysia was also recognised as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board at the same event. Other notable winners from Malaysia were AirAsia which received the honour of being Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew, while One World Hotel Malaysia was voted as Asia’s Leading Meetings Conference Hotel.
Pangkor Laut Resort also came out winners in the category of Asia’s Leading Wedding Venue while Resorts World Genting secured the title of Asia’s Leading Themed Resort.
The winners in the Asia category will compete against other winners worldwide in the Grand Final, which will be held in Morocco in December. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge all sectors of the tourism industry. Winners of the competition are chosen by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.