Malaysia named Asia’s leading destination
QUEENSTOWN in New Zealand and Malaysia have emerged the big winners at the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia recently, after being crowned the leading destinations in their respective regions.
Industry leaders had gathered at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam to recognise the best in Asian travel on Oct 14 and 15.
Award winners are voted upon by major players in travel and tourism including senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents as well as the general public.
In the category of airlines, Chinese carrier Hainan took the coveted title of Asia’s leading airline, while Air New Zealand trumped Qantas and Virgin Australia to take the same title for Australasia.
Malaysia was named Asia’s leading destination over Macau, Singapore and Thailand, while the waterfront city and mountain scenery of Queenstown in New Zealand helped it nab the title of leading destination for Australasia.
The winners of the regional awards will go on to qualify for the World Travel Awards grand finale, which takes place in the Maldives on Dec 2. – AFPRelaxnews