By Rafiq Vayani
DUBAI: At the recent Arabian Travel Awards, Tourism Malaysia Dubai Office has won the Most Exemplary Tourism Authority Award against four other nominees. Organised by Durga Das Publications, this year marked the fourth edition of the prestigious Arabian Travel Awards, which was held at Le Meridien Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 21 November 2021.
As the event is held annually to celebrate and give recognition to the deserving travel and hospitality industry members, this year’s awards were exceptionally special and exclusive as it was a salutation for all who have worked tirelessly to overcome the unprecedented challenges help rejuvenate the industry amid the ongoing global pandemic. His Excellency Mohd Tarid bin Sufian, Ambassador of Malaysia to the UAE, Her Excellency Hjayceelyn M. Quintana, Ambassador of The Republic of the Philippines to the UAE, and Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai graced the occasion with their presence alongside approximately 150 attendees.
Tourism Malaysia Dubai has actively participated in travel conferences and exhibitions including Gulf Travel Show 2021, Arabian Travel Market 2021, and Al Rais Holidays’ “Explore & Experience” Travel Show 2021, apart from hosting and participating in virtual and physical seminars to keep the local industry players updated with Malaysia’s recent tourism products and attractions. Winners were selected based on an online voting system by various travel trade fraternities worldwide, particularly in the Middle East.