According to a statement, out of the 600 over nominations and 16 categories, North Borneo Railway won the Best Tourist Attraction (Man-Made Attraction), Borneo Rainforest Lodge won the Best Hotel Services (3-star Resort) and Sticky Rice’s Orou Sapulot 3D2N won the Most Innovative Tour Package (Off-the-Beaten Track).
Two articles about Sabah won the 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 the East Asia and North Asia Markets category.
State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, who attended the event, said the tourism industry must continue to be innovative and strive to excel in all aspects, including digital marketing as their new way of promotion.
He congratulated all the winners.