Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Malaysia Airlines has been awarded the Best Airline in Southeast Asia by Global Traveler (GT) magazine in their annual Global Traveler Tested Awards.

In another category, Malaysia came in second for Best International Tourism Destination and has also made it into the top ten lists for two other categories. Malaysia currently ranks at number three for Best Staff/Gate Agents, while Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is at number six for Best Airport in the World.

The award ceremony will be held on January 21, 2010 at the Andaz Hotel, New York.

Every year GT magazine awards the best in the travel industry based on a survey of frequent travellers. The 2009 survey was conducted from January 1 to August 21, in which 25,951 respondents voted for the best in business and luxury travel in 2009. An additional five categories were added, making it a total of 60 categories open for voting last year.

The survey carried out was based on a set of open-ended questionnaires which were available in subscriber copies, online and through direct mail and email. Only questionnaires with more than fifty percent of the questions answered were considered.

The Global Traveler Tested Awards have entered its sixth year and voting for 2010 begins in January.

The winners of the GT 2009 awards are featured in the December 2009 issue of Global Traveler and for details of all winners, log on to

Issued by: Communications & Publicity Division, Tourism Malaysia
Date: 14 Jan 2010
Tel: +603 2615 8188; Fax: +603 2615 8299