Malaysia was the big winner at the World Travel Awards (Asia and Australia) 2015, with the country named Asia’s Leading Destination and Tourism Malaysia rewarded as the continent’s Leading Tourist Board.
Thailand was named Asia’s top beach destination, Angkor Wat in Cambodia the top tourist attraction, while Hong Kong won the title of Asia’s Leading City Break Destination.
Hong Kong was also named the top meetings and conference destination, though Singapore’s Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre took the top meetings centre award.
Among Asian airlines, Singapore Airlines took the World Travel Awards’ regional Leading Airline title, with Cathay Pacific (First Class), Hainan Airlines (Business) and Asiana Airlines (Economy) taking class-specific awards.
Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia won the best cabin crew nod.
“First time a low-cost carrier has won the award,” tweeted group CEO Tony Fernandes. “Super proud that we beat full service carriers, wow.”
Source: World Travel Awards: Malaysia named Asia’s leading destination – Channel NewsAsia
Not so long ago Thailand would be the top in virtually every category, changes need to be made if Thailand is to reverse the downward trend.