People take advantage of the good weather to be outdoors at the Petronas Twin Towers park. Photo: The Star/Muhamad Shahril Rosli
Queenstown, New Zealand and Malaysia emerged the big winners at the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia over the weekend, after being crowned the leading destinations in their respective regions.
Industry leaders gathered at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam to recognise the best in Asian travel over the weekend.
Award winners are voted upon by major players in travel and tourism including senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents as well as the general public.
Malaysia was named Asia’s leading destination over Macau, Singapore and Thailand, while the waterfront city and mountain scenery of Queenstown, New Zealand helped it nab the title of leading destination for Australasia.
The winners of the regional awards will go on to qualify for the World Travel Awards grand finale, which takes place Dec 2 in the Maldives.