Looks like Penang’s effort to turn green is positively paying off! Announced at the latest ASEAN Tourism Standard Awards, Penang, Muar, and Langkawi have won the clean tourist cities award in Preah Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Additionally, it is also the third time in a row for Penang to receive the award!
Penang Is Awarded Asean Clean Tourist City At The Latest ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022
The awards were held at the side of the latest Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022. Penang has been a part of 14 Malaysian winners, which also includes accommodations and tourist points of interest. Winners were chosen mainly based on their excellent compliance with the ASEAN Tourism Standards.
Tourism Service Standardisation Is Important To Improve Tourism Standards
Malaysian tourism stakeholders also received the Green Hotel Standard, MICE Venue Standard, and Sustainable Tourism Standard classes. In a press release, the Tourism, Arts, and Culture Ministry acknowledged that tourism service standardization is important to enhance the tourism services standards.
“In accordance with the ASEAN Strategic Tourism Plan 2016-2025, the ASEAN Tourism Standard can also be regular for all ASEAN member nations, and regional tourism business gamers to make use of as an information in offering high-quality and glorious service supply to vacationers which goals to make Asean a superb vacation spot on a worldwide scale,” stated the ministry.
Here’s the whole checklist of Malaysian winners at the ASEAN Tourism Awards 2022:
ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (2022-2024)
- Penang Island City Council
- Muar Municipal Council
- Langkawi Municipal Council Tourism City
ASEAN Green Hotel Standard (2022-2024)
- Mandarin Oriental (Kuala Lumpur)
- The Datai Langkawi (Kedah)
- Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa (Penang)
- Golden Sand Resort by Shangri-La (Penang)
ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (Meeting Room) (2022-2024)
- Four Points by Sheraton Puchong (Selangor)
- Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson (Negri Sembilan)
- Le Meridien Hotel Putrajaya (Putrajaya)
- Doubletree by Hilton Melaka (Melaka)
- Shangri-la Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa (Penang)
ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Standard (2022-2023)
- Urban Category – The Habitat Penang Hill (Penang)
- Rural Category – Walai Penyu Conservation Park, Libaran (Sabah)
Source: The Star
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