Mar 29, 2018


PUTRAJAYA, 28 MARCH 2018: For the third consecutive year, Tourism Malaysia was presented with a Tamil Nadu Tourism Award in Chennai, India, recently. The award was for the “Best Other Country Tourism Office” category in recognition of Tourism Malaysia’s easy access and range of tourism-related assistance to the public. Besides, Tourism Malaysia was also supportive in enhancing flight connectivity from Chennai and Bengaluru to Malaysia. It also worked closely with Singapore Airlines to enhance connectivity from both Malaysia and Singapore to India.

The Director of Tourism Malaysia for South India and Sri Lanka, Mr. Noor Azman Samsudin, received the award given by the Regional Director of Ministry of Tourism India, Mr. Sanjay Shrivats, at Kamarajar Arangam, Teynampet.

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Award is an annual tourism event in Tamil Nadu, organised with the support from the government of India. Since its inception in 2015, it began to recognise industry players who demonstrated excellent performance.The award aims to encourage the development of tourism, and especially to position Tamil Nadu as a top tourism destination in India.

Madura Welcome, the top tourist guide book of Tamil Nadu, is the official host of the award presentation ceremony; it is a subsidiary of Madura Travel Service (P) Ltd in Chennai, India. This year, the award was telecast all over Tamil Nadu by Murasu TV and received wide coverage on social media.

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Award, which entered its third edition this year, was witnessed by over 2,000 guests. Among the guests of honour for that night included vice chancellors, celebrities, consul generals, and government officials of India.

Over 130 awards were presented to hoteliers, airlines, restaurants, tourism products owners, travel agents, tourism education institutions, the media and publishers.

The winners were selected based on online nomination and voting by the public as well as travel trade friends. In previous editions, Malaysia was crowned “Best International Tour Destination” in 2015, while Tourism Malaysia took home the “Best Other Country Tourism Office” award in both 2016 and 2017.


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