Malaysia Tourism Awards 2016/2017

The prestigious Malaysia Tourism Awards is back! 



Malaysia Tourism Awards 2016/2017 recognizes and honours local and international tourism industry players for outstanding and innovative products and services. It also acts as an incentive for participants to strive for the highest level of professionalism and quality in both products and services.


Held once every two years, this is the 20th edition of the awards.


The Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, announced the call for nominations recently at his office in Putrajaya.


“The support and commitment of the tourism trade players in Malaysia and our partners abroad have been instrumental in raising Malaysia’s tourism profile. It is to them that we pay tribute with the Malaysia Tourism Awards 2016/2017.


“I take this opportunity to invite everyone to submit their nominations of deserving individuals and organisations in the respective categories of the Malaysia Tourism Awards 2016/2017. I look forward to receiving a good response from the public as it is a way to acknowledge and recognize those who have worked hard to uphold the standards of tourism in this country,” he added.


Malaysia Tourism Awards



Members of the Malaysia and international travel trade as well as the media are invited to submit their nominations for the following categories.


There are 14 award categories, namely:


Best Local Tour Operator (Inbound and Domestic)


Best Foreign Tour Operator (Southeast Asia Market, South Asia and West Asia Market, East Asia and North Asia Market, and Americas, Europe and Oceania Market)


Best Tourism Article (Local and International Printed Publication; Local and International Online Publication)


Best Travel Documentary on Malaysia, Best TV Commercial on Malaysia, Best Tourist Attraction (Natural Attraction/Eco-Tourism/Agro-Tourism) and Man-Made Attraction (Theme Park and Arts & Culture Attraction)


Most Innovative Tour Package (Off the Beaten Track and Special Interest)


Best Hotel Services

-         5-star (city)

-         5-star (resort)

-         4-star (city)

-         4-star (resort)

-         3-star (city)

-         3-star (resort)

-         NBOS Fresh Air resort

-         Boutique Hotel


Best Tourist Guide (City Guide and Nature Guide)


Best Shopping Centre (Integrated Shopping Centre and Stand-Alone Shopping Centre)


Best Homestay


Best Spa

-         Best Spa Operator (Hotel/Resort)

-         Best Spa Operator (Individual Premise)


Innovative Restaurant (Malay, Chinese, Indian, Ethnic and International)


Best Entertainment Spot


Best Airline

-         Domestic

-         International

-         Charter


The official Malaysia Tourism Awards form can be obtained from Tourism Malaysia offices and 22 tourist information centres in Malaysia. It can also be downloaded from and


Closing date is 30 September 2017.


Submissions can be made by the nominee through self-nomination or by members of the tourism industry and the public. Nomination forms must be completed with nominee profiles as well as related supporting documents.

Completed entries can be emailed to

The awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for January 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.





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