On March 16, the Embassy of Japan and the Japanese National Tourist Office (JNTO) Singapore office awarded the “Japan Tourism Award” to 10 Malaysian tourism companies and the “JNTO Special Award” to the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents. The award was in celebration of the highest record of Malaysian visitors to Japan and in appreciation to the travel industry, which demonstrated steadfast support and made remarkable contributions towards boosting Japan’s tourism.
Last year, Malaysian tourists to Japan totalled 249 thousand, a year-on-year increase of 41.3%. The number of Malaysian visitors to Japan also showed significant growth for the third consecutive year.
This achievement, in addition to the visa exemption and weaker yen, could not be obtained without the efforts of the Malaysian tourism companies. The award ceremony was held at the ambassador’s residence.
Winners of the Japan Tourism Award
・Apple Vacations & Conventions Sdn Bhd
・Golden Tourworld Travel (M) Sdn Bhd
・Hello Holidays Sdn Bhd
・Japan Travel Bureau (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
・J-Horizons Travel (M) Sdn Bhd
・Malaysian Harmony Tour & Travel S/B
・Parlo Tours Sdn. Bhd.
・POTO Travels & Tours Sdn Bhd
・Reliance Shipping & Travel Agencies Sdn Bhd
・TM Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd
Winner of the JNTO Special Award
・Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA)
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