GOASEAN Scores its 10th Award at the 37th Annual Telly Awards in US

Published by Mila Ismail @ 12/04/2016

GOASEAN, the world’s first ASEAN travel channel scored its 10th award in its first year of operation, by winning two awards at the recent 37th Annual Telly Awards; a premier award honouring the finest and ground-breaking film and video productions, outstanding local, regional, cable TV commercials and programmes.

The channel bagged a Silver award for TV Programs in the Nature/Wildlife category, and a Bronze award for TV Programs in the Travel/Tourism category for its original travel show, The Eco Traveller, proving its remarkable influence in promoting the ASEAN region as a single tourism destination.

The Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said that the honour of winning these two international awards further strengthen GOASEAN’s success and ability in delivering key tourism interests and highlights in an innovative and relevant manner.

“I congratulate GOASEAN for winning these international awards within less than a year in operation.  The awards are a validation of the influential role that GOASEAN plays in engaging viewers on the unique offerings of Southeast Asia and potentially map Malaysia as one of the main gateway to tourism in Southeast Asia. I look forward to more compelling initiatives from GOASEAN in expanding reach and creating interest in Southeast Asian destinations in order to engage and drive tourism as a key economic driver for ASEAN," said the Minister.

“The compelling yet fun approach is original and signifies the effectiveness of GOASEAN’s objective in producing ground-breaking content. The awards are also a strong testament of Malaysia’s talents and calibre in producing innovative content that captures international acclaim,” he further asserted.

The winning show, The Eco Traveller, features World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ambassador, Rovilson Fernandes as the host and follows his adventure across Southeast Asia to show viewers what green, sustainable, social tourism is all about.  The show aims to deliver a powerful environmental message, create awareness on environmental issues on tourism, and making these concerns easily relatable to the viewers.

Snapshot from The Eco Traveller

Snapshot from The Eco Traveller

Snapshot from The Eco Traveller