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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Malaysia Wins ‘Best Eco-Vacation’ At NAT GEO Traveler Awards
Director of Tourism Malaysia Moscow Noor Zulia Mohamed accepting the ‘Best Eco-Vacation’ award.
PUTRAJAYA, 24 November 2015 – Malaysia added another feather in its cap when it was voted as the "Best Eco-Vacation" at the 5th National Geographic Traveler Awards – Top Travel Destinations of 2015 – at a ceremony held in Moscow on 18 November.
A total of 29 countries were nominated for this category and Malaysia, Namibia and Portugal were in the top three positions.
The Awards is organised by the Russian branch of the National Geographic Traveler magazine to give recognition to top travel destinations annually. The prestigious award allows nominees to highlight new trends based on the preferences of Russian tourists.
Readers were asked to cast their votes online at National Geographic Russia website (http://www.nat-geo.ru) from 29 June - 10 November 2015.
This year, more than 240,000 online votes were cast for 12 categories, namely Beach Vacation, Family Vacation, Mountain-skiing Vacation, Sightseeing Vacation, Agrotourism, Wellness Vacation, Eco-Vacation, Adventure Tourism, Russian Tourism, Discovery of the Year, Gastronomic Tourism and Exotic Tourism. During the voting process, they also elected the Best Foreign Airline, Best Russian Airline, Best Hotel Chain, Best Beach Hotel, and Best Travel Program on TV.