LANGKAWI, Dec 18 (Bernama) -- Global Geopark Network (GGN) Vice-President, Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Ibrahim Komoo was named as the Tourism Personality Award winner at the Langkawi International Tourism Award (LITA) 2015 presentation ceremony held here tonight.
Receiving the award from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prof Ibrahim was named for his contributions towards promoting sustainable tourism in Langkawi leading to it to become the first geopark recognised by United Nations in South East Asia.
Meanwhile, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi won the Best Five Star Accommodation, while Adya Hotel took the award for the four-star accommodation category.
The three-star accommodation category was won by The Frangipani Langkawi Resort and Spa as Adina Drive-In Motel took the award for the two-star accommodation category.
The other categories winners were Pak Raja Villa (Best Bed and Breakfast accommodation), Azam Azmi (Best Tourist Guide), Naam World Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd (Best Tour Operator), Maznah Mat Isa (Best Taxi Driver);
Ahmad Bakar (Best Homestay Accommodation), Jai Restaurant (Best Restaurant), The Danna Langkawi (Best F&B Outlet), Rojak Hafiz (Best Local Eatery), Tropical Charters Langkawi (Best Boat Operator);
IFMA Muay Thai (Best Tourism Event), Hamzah Osman (Best Tourism Article), Sabrina - JustOneTicket (Best Blogger), www.langkawi-info.com.my (Best Travel Website), Langkawi Ferry Services Sdn Bhd (Best Ferry Operator);
The Heavenly Spa, Westin (Best Hotel-based spa), The Zone (Best Duty Free Business), 3D Art Museum (Best Tourism Attraction- Man made), MARDI Agro Technology Park (Best Tourism Attraction - Natural);
Kampung Kubang Badak (Best Geopark Community), Naam World Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd (Best Innovative Package), Asri Shaaban (Best Community Leader), Langkawi Tourist Guides Association (Best NGO Partner) and Kampung Sungai Itau (Best Tourism Village).