Tourism Malaysia Awards 2017

Anugerah Pelancongan Malaysia 2017

The Tourism Malaysia Awards 2017 will take place in early 2018, and this is also the 20th year that the prestigious awards are being held here in Malaysia. Tourism Minister YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri made the announcement on the 7th September about the news. 

The announcement was to call for nominations as every two years, the tourism industry, its players and those promoting Malaysia as a tourist destination will be recognised by receiving the highest awards in Malaysia. 

Tourism Malaysia Awards 2016/2017 

These prestigious tourism awards are a way to acknowledge and recognise those who have contributed and worked hard to up the tourism standards of Malaysia. Nominations are submitted and a panel of highly qualified judges then select the deserving winners for the awards. 


The Tourism Malaysia Awards also recognises 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 in Malaysia.

Winner for Online Media Tourism Malaysia Awards
Media Category Winners for the previous Tourism Malaysia Awards
Tourism Malaysia Awards Categories

In total, there are 14 categories for the awards which some of them have sub-categories as listed below. 

1. Best Local Tour Operator
  • Inbound Tour Operator
  • Domestic Tour Operator
2. Best Foreign Tour Operator
  • Southeast Asia Market
  • South Asia and West Asia Market
  • East Asia and North Asia Market
  • Americas, Europe and Oceania Market
3. Best Tourism Article

3a. Printed Publication
  • Local Publication
  • International Publication
3b. Online
  • Local
  • International
4. Best Travel Documentary and TV Commercial on Malaysia
  • Documentary
  • TV Commercial
5. Best Tourist Attraction
  • Natural Attraction / Eco-Tourism / Agro-Tourism
  • Man-Made Attraction – Theme Park
  • Man-Made Attraction – Arts & Culture Attraction
6. Most Innovative Tour Package
  • Off-the-Beaten Track
  • Special Interest
7. 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
8. Best Tourist Guide
  • City Guide
  • Nature Guide
9. Best Shopping Centre
  • Integrated Shopping Centre
  • Stand-Alone Shopping Centre
10. Best Homestay

11. Best Spa
  • Best Spa (Hotel/Resort)
  • Best Spa (Individual Premise)
12. Innovative Restaurant
  • Malay
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Ethnic
  • International
13. Best Entertainment Spot

14. Best Airline
  • Domestic
  • International
  • Charter
Two new categories were introduced for this edition of the Malaysia Tourism Awards, namely, “Best Entertainment Spot” and “Best Airline” to acknowledge the private sector effort in accomplishing the Tourism NKEA objectives of establishing a “Dedicated Entertainment Zone (DEZ)” and enhancing connectivity from medium-haul markets to capitalise on the high-yield tourism market.

The “Best Travel Documentary on Malaysia” category has been revamped to “Best Travel Documentary and TV Commercial on Malaysia” while “Best Tourism Article” will focus on articles on Malaysia in both printed and online media by local and foreign writers.

Winners of Tourism Malaysia Awards
The Tourism Malaysia Awards Media Category Winners
When is the Tourism Malaysia Awards 2017?
Date: January 2018
Venue: Kuala Lumpur
Time: 6.00 PM
Website: http://awards.tourism.gov.my

This awards are the highest awards that is given by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, and is the most recognised awards in the travel and tourism industry of Malaysia. You can also read my article on the last Tourism Malaysia Awards 2014/2015

For more information, please visit the official Tourism Malaysia Awards website, where you can also see past winners and other information is available. 

If you are in the tourism industry, see you at the Tourism Malaysia Awards 2017, as I hope to be submitting some of my work done in the last couple of years promoting Malaysia. 

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