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Gold awards in Langkawi

Gold awards in Langkawi The Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Awards recognises exceptional achievement in a variety of endeavours, acknowledging and rewarding the very best that the Asia Pacific's travel industry has to offer. The winning projects set industry standards for excellence and innovation, serving as examples for others to follow. There are seven broad categories with 29 Gold Awards on offer: Marketing, Environmed, CSR, Heritage & Culture, Education & Training, Marketing Media, Travel Journalism. In addition to the 29 Gold Awards, PATA will present up to four Grand Awards for best of show entries in the following broad categories: Environment, Education and Training, Heritage and Culture and Marketing Campaign. This year's awards will also include two new categories: Community Based Tourism and Women Empowerment Initiative. All award recipients will be honoured at the PATA Gold Awards Lunch and Presentation on September 14, during the 2018 PATA Travel Mart, at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, Langkawi, Malaysia. They will also be on display at the Mart for all delegates to enjoy. Winning a PATA Gold Award gives a major boost to an organisation's marketing and public relations profile. The winning entries will be featured in the PTM daily newspaper and will also enjoy the benefit of gaining international media exposure as a result of press releases and other news material. All winners receive complimentary copies of the PATA Gold Awards 2018 winners' showcase booklet summarising the highlights of each winning entry. Entries will be judged by travel industry experts. The deadline for submissions is Thursday May 11, 2018. We invite you to review the categories, study the requirements and begin preparing your entry today. Photoes: Lars Møller, MCH Malaysia set for doubling tourists The new Malaysia Tourism rep for the Nordic and Baltic area Nashia Abdullah discussing the future with of the the biggest suppliers of tourists to Malaysia production managerPeter Nielsen from Stjernegaard Rejser. Malaysia targets 2, 5 million European arrivals in 2020 during Malaysia’s Visit Year, which is more than doubling 2017 figures. Total Europe in nine months is 847,000. Despite the termination of many nonstop flights from Europe to Malaysia, the preparation for The Malaysia Visit Year 2020 looks stimulation European market. The Malaysian Government has also begun pouring back money into its tourism promotion and infrastructure. The campaign will be targeting total of 35 million international arrivals of which 2, 5 million should come from Europe. This is compared to 26 million this year of which 1 million was Europeans. Recently some important events have pleased Malaysia: Four weekly flights from Doha to Penang by Qatar Airways, three weekly flights from Frankfurt to Kuala Lumpur. Tourism Malaysia has signed an agreement with Emirates and Condor to market the destination in Europe. Malaysia will also be partner country with ITB in 2019. In September Langkawi will welcome more than 2,000 international buyers and sellers to PATA Travel Mart. Nasha Abdullah, new rep for Tourism Malaysia in the Nordics and Baltics “We have for now a clear message to position the country as a family friendly, family fun destination. We also want to emphasize that Malaysia is a great nature paradise, especially with its pristine rainforest and beautiful coastline”. 4 >> Travel Trade OUTBOUND - Scandinavia

Travel Trade OUTBOUND - Scandinavia