Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa bags ASEAN MICE award

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa bags ASEAN MICE award

It was another feather in the cap of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa when they bagged an ASEAN MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Venue Standard Award destination recently.

The award was presented to the resort by Tourism and Culture Minister Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz during the Annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) & Culture held in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The ASEAN MICE Venue Standard Award was introduced this year to recognise and honour outstanding ASEAN businesses and destinations that comply with the standardisation of tourism services essential for enhancing the quality of tourism products and services, in addition to responsible management practices among stakeholders in the region’s tourism industry. The ASEAN Tourism Standards Awards has seven other categories.

“It is truly a great honour for Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa to be recognised as an ASEAN MICE Venue Standard destination.

“We have always advocated constant upgrading of physical setting, technology and services as spelt out in the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard criteria.

“This award is the recognition and encouragement of our efforts to continually improve available facilities and services, especially for meetings and events, so that we remain competitive,” said Elaine Yue, the resort’s general manager.

Ashwin Gunasekeran (second from right) congratulates Elaine Yue, General Manager of Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa.

She also added that they always strive to be innovative with their meeting options.

“Our signature meeting offers include “Sunglasses at Work” and “Green Meetings”, providing meeting delegates an alternative to their usual corporate events through the option of minimising the environmental impact of their activities,” said Yue.

The ATF is one of the most significant annual tourism promotional events in Asia and is hosted on a rotational basis among the ASEAN member countries.

It consists of numerous high-level events, including a meeting of ASEAN tourism ministers, a meeting of the ASEAN’s National Tourism Organisations as well as airline meetings, a press briefing, tourism conference and the popular Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) trade fair organised annually by the ministry of tourism from 10 ASEAN member countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.