The third Johor Tourism Award is back and will be taking place by year end with more award categories opened than the previous!
“The awards’ ceremony is aimed to acknowledge the contribution and roles of the agencies and individuals that have contributed and helped the Johor State Government in promoting tourism domestically and internationally,” said State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism Committee Chairman, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong to the media after the Johor State Tourism Committee 2017 inaugural meeting.
Tee continued that this year’s award categories contested will be coordinated with Malaysia Tourism Awards, and winners of the award will be nominated for 2018 Malaysia Tourism Awards.
The awards are doubled to 15 categories more compared to 2012 Johor Tourism Award which were ‘Best Local Tour Operator’, ‘Best Foreign Tour Operator’, ‘Best Tourism Article’, ‘Best Tourism Publication’, ‘Best Hotel Services’, ‘Best Tourist Attraction’, ‘Best Tour Package’, ‘Best Tourist Guide’, ‘Innovative Shopping Centre’, ‘Best Homestay’, ‘Best Spa’, ‘Innovative Restaurant’, ‘Best Travel Documentary’, ‘Best Online Promotion’, and ‘Special Award’.
Nominations will be opened by end of April 2017 and the judging session is expected to commence by middle of June while the awards ceremony is to be initiated in October 2017.
In another story, Senai International Airport has made huge progression by achieving 2.8 million domestic and international passengers last year compared to 2.58 million in 2015, and 2.32 million in 2014 especially when there are more direct flights from Johor to several Asian capital cities such as Bangkok, Surabaya, Jakarta, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Ho Chi Minh City.