Sabah winning five awards at the biennial Malaysia Tourism Awards last Feb 28 is an indication of consistency of the industry's performance.
Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun witnessed the event.
Out of the 600 over nominations in 16 categories, North Borneo Railway won Best Tourist Attraction (for man-made attractions); Borneo Rainforest Lodge won Best Hotel Services (3-star Resort), Sticky Rice's Orou Sapulot 3D2N won Most Innovative Tour Package (Off-the-Beaten Track category); and two articles about Sabah won Best Tourism Article in both the international and local categories of the Online Publication written by Tripzilla, and Ramble and Wander respectively.
Under Best Foreign Tour Operators, strong supporters of Sabah namely Lion Travel Service Co Ltd (Taiwan), H.I.S Co Ltd (Japan) and Hana Tour Service Inc (Korea) won for East Asia and North Asia Markets category.
"For Sabah to win these awards is a boost in this time where resources are limited. Our industry must continue to be innovative and strive to excel in all aspects, including digital marketing as their new way of promotion. Congratulations to the winners and do keep it up" said Masidi.
Also present at the event were Sabah Tourism Board General Manager, Suzaini Datuk Sabdin Ghani and her deputy, Noredah Othman.