Welcome & Selamat Datang World Homestay Organisation Summit For Tourism 2019

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Welcome & Selamat Datang World Homestay Organisation Summit For Tourism 2019
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World Homestay Organisation Summit For Tourism 2019 

1st Malaysia Homestay Tourism Awards (MHTA)

INTRODUCTION

Homestay is the other thriving side of tourism that offers local family accommodations for visitors interested in authentic family traditions and culture. Living with locals offers an opportunity to experience the realities of daily life as a family member, in addition to making a positive impact on tourism and societal attitudes, such as raising awareness of environmental protection, the importance of preserving cultural and historical heritage, creating cultural exchange among ethnic groups, regional authorities and visitors; educating local residents in far-flung areas about proper behavior within the community.

Tourism sector has the second highest contribution to Malaysia’s economy. One of its highlights is the Homestay Tourism which existed all over the country. The Malaysian Government saw its promising potential as a platform to facilitate growth in the local economy and improve the quality of life of Malaysia’s rural population. Investing with laser focus and outstanding efforts to promote rural tourism, these had resulted its on rise demand and increase tourist visits. Moreover, the structure of the Homestay Programme allows villagers to stay in their homes rather than seek their fortune in cities.

Last 2015, Malaysia together with Community Homestay Global Network inaugurated the 1st WORLD Homestay Organisation Summit for tourism to converge various community based and homestay providers worldwide to meet and know one another better, learn from each other, work together, share motivations, best practices, challenges and tailor-fit the best takeaways and learning’s that they’ve acquired from all the speakers that are readily implemented in their respective areas.

In the efforts to improve and encourage sustainable homestay tourism, WORLD H.O.S.T. and Community Homestay Global Network together with Malaysia Homestay Association, Malaysia ,Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture & Tourism Malaysia would like to take this opportunity to recognise and celebrate the Homestay Tourism achievements for the past years in Malaysia.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE MHTA ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. To identify exceptional practices and initiatives that will inspire others and that are replicable across the industry.

2. To showcase great examples of Homestay Tourism in practice and to sue them to educate others, including consumers, about what can be achieved and to challenge others to do as well or better.

3. To establish collaboration in achieving sustainability which requires both innovation and the application of the best practices across the business or destination while increasing positive economic, social and environmental impacts and by reducing negatives ones.


BENEFITS OF THE AWARDS

- Get Recognition

- Stand out from your competitors

- Secure Media Mileage

LIST OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Malaysia Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Tourism Malaysia
Homestay Malaysia
WORLD H.O.S.T.
Community Homestay Global Network


GUIDELINES:

1. ELIGIBILITY
a) The Homestay operators and residents in Malaysia are the only qualified candidates for this award.
b) All candidates for the HTMA should be registered and licensed Homestay Operators in Malaysia.
2. FEE
a) There are no fees/cost to join the HTMA.
3. CRITERIA
a) The basis for this awarding is the monthly reports submitted during the year of 2018 by the candidate to the HTMA organising committee.
4. JUDGING PROCESS
a) The judges are not allowed to received any token, gift or cash from any candidates. If this situation happens, the candidate will be disqualifies for the HTMA
b) The following judges for the HTMA are curated based on their expertise with the industry: (NAMES)
5. COMMUNICATIONS
a) Only the HTMA organising committee are allowed to notify and communicate with the candidates about the updates of their progress in the competition.
6. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
a) The awardee should sign a waiver allowing the HTMA organising committee to use any marketing and promotional materials of the specific Homestay Operator that would be use for the event’s publicity.
7. PRIZE/S
a) Certificates of Achievement
b) Widespread Publicity
8. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
a) The awardee should personally claim the award on January 27 HTMA’s Night.

LIST OF AWARDS NO. OF AWARDEES
DETAILS
1. Millions Achievement
10 participants
Homestay providers who acquired 1 Million RM income.

2. Million Potential
10 participants
Homestay providers who are close to acquiring 1 Million RM income.

3. Categories:

3.1 Eco Tourism
a. Recycling and composting programs
b. Environmental training for staff and customers
c. Waste Reduction Programs
d. Energy Saving Programs
e.Education or interpretation Programs

3.2 Culture Tourism

3.3 Culinary Tourism

3.4 Agro Tourism

3.5 Historical Tourism

3.6 Health & Spa Tourism

3.7 Highland Eco-Heritage

3.8 Ethnic Culture Tourism

3.9 Marine/Coastal Tourism

4.0 Special Awards
a. Unique Product & Tour Package
b. Innovative Homestay Operator
c. Best in Marketing Promotions - Online and Onground
d. Food
e. Infrastructure
f. Hospitality Service
g. Impact/ Transformation

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