STA 2017 Online Nomination – Public NominationrootSTAsystem2017-03-14T08:19:37+00:00 * All fields must be completed in full for this submission to be eligible for consideration. Categories*Please selectBest Tourist AttractionsExcellence in Hotel ServicesBest Tour OperatorsBest Inbound Tour PackageBest M.I.C.E DMC (Malaysia)Best Tour GuideBest Tourism Article and TV Programme on SabahBest Food OutletsBest Shopping ComplexBest Night Spot ExperienceBest Spa ExperienceBest AirlinesBest Community-Based Tourism Initiative (Rural)This Award recognizes the most attractive tourism spot that has enhanced the State’s image as a tourist destination. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on creativity of product development, popularity, cleanliness, maintenance, type of facilities, promotions & marketing, accessibility, safety and security. Participating nominees in this category must show appropriate development of new products.This Award recognizes hotels and lodges which offer quality and excellent services to their guests. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on overall quality of services, staff capacity and delivery, facilities available such as rooms, reception, hotel/lodge design, food and beverage, entertainment and general amenities, security, safety and cleanliness, good maintenance and overall appearance of the property. This Award gives recognition to the operator who has the most outstanding record in selling and promoting Sabah. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on contributions in terms of arrivals into Sabah, sales network, active selling and promotions of Sabah tour packages and reliability of services offered (note: size of company will not be the main judging criteria) Additional points will be given to competing operators that promote tours ‘beyond Kota Kinabalu’ and new tourism products and attractions. This Award gives recognition to the most creatively design tour package offered by inbound tour operators. It is opened to all registered tour operators in Sabah and Malaysia. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on handling of tour programs, quality of services, product innovation and creativity. Positive feedback from tourists/clients, airlines and other tourism related organizations will be taken into consideration. This Award gives recognition to the most productive and outstanding M.I.C.E. DMC, which contributes positively to Sabah's growing image as a 'MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) Destination'. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on standard of services provided in planning and management of an event, marketing and promotional efforts and pre/post MICE tours. This Award recognizes the most outstanding tourist guide. All tourist guides registered in Sabah may submit their entries with brief statement to support their entry. Letter of accolades/appreciation (if any) should be attached together with entries. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on product knowledge, product presentation, tour guide personality, courtesy, good track record and personal integrity as well as contribution to the industry. This Award recognizes the best tourism coverage in the form of articles and also television documentary on Sabah by Malaysia-based and overseas-based writers. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on quality and accuracy of information, creativity in writing, evoking and providing appropriate and excellent images, ability of article to enhance Sabah’s image and generate interest in Sabah as must-visit travel destination. This Award recognizes the most outstanding restaurant which provides their guests with memorable dining experiences through the delivery of services, facilities, products and environment. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on value for money, quality and presentation of food, décor setting and ambience, services, cleanliness, attractive menus and range of beverages. This Award recognizes the shopping centre that can provide comfort and satisfaction. All shopping centers in Sabah which have a minimum of 20 independent stores are eligible to participate. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on design of shopping complex, patronage, promotional activities, displays, quality of services, range of products, type of outlets, security, safety, adequate and clean amenities. This Award recognizes the most popular and well managed entertainment spots in Sabah. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on features such as attractive and creative entertainment programs and activities, management, facilities, quality of services, safety, security and cleanliness. This Award gives recognition to spa establishments in Sabah that have set high benchmark in quality and innovation as a supporting industry to tourism in Sabah. Judging Criteria: Judging is based on the overall innovation of treatment, quality of service, sense of place (ie. ambience and environment), cleanliness and hygiene, facilities, quality and range of products used and value for money. These Awards give recognition to the Airlines that contribute to the State tourism industry in terms of connectivity and bringing the most number of visitors to Sabah, in the past two years.Judging is based on types of facilities and infrastructures, attractiveness, maintenance, customer service , Marketing Effectiveness and the upholding of the Eco-tourism initiative at CBTI.Sub-CategoryBest Tourism Attraction-NatureBest Tourism Attraction-Non-Nature/Man-madeSub-Category5-Star3-Star to 4-Star2-Star & BelowNature LodgeHomestayDive ResortsSub-CategoryBest Inbound Tour Operator (Malaysia / Sabah)Best Overseas Tour OperatorSub-CategoryBest General Tour GuideBest Specialized Tour GuideSub-CategoryBest Tourism Article Published in MalaysiaBest Tourism Article Published in OverseasBest TV Programme on Sabah Produced in MalaysiaBest TV Programme on Sabah Produced in OverseasBest Online MediaSub-CategoryBest Restaurant - Hotel / ResortBest Restaurant - Stand AloneSub-CategoryStand AloneHotel / ResortSub-CategoryForeign BasedMalaysia Based Nominee InformationNominee*Contact Number* Personal Information Your personal information will be kept private & confidential, and used only for the purposes of the Sabah Tourism Awards.Name*Email* PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. 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