Travel.Earth and Sabah Tourism

Travel.Earth and Sabah Tourism Board announce the first Indian digital travel influencers’ convention in Sabah, Malaysia

The convention will provide immense networking opportunities and will host and award leading digital influencers in the travel industry

Bangalore, May 22:Travel.Earth, an Indian travel media company, officially signed a joint marketing campaign with Sabah Tourism Board to host and award leading digital travel influencers from India. The convention which will take place from June 27 – 28, 2019 at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah will hostbetween 50-100 Indian participants, panelists and eminent speakers in the industry.

The convention will be co-hosted by Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines.

“We are delighted to host as well as award leading digital influencers from this industry because they work tirelessly to inspire people to travel, and we believe travel enriches people’s lives and expands their outlook. We are equally delighted to partner with Sabah for this event for two reasons, firstly because of the destination itself. We believe everybody will savour the picturesque location and its rich cultural heritage. But more importantly, it’s because the tourism board here is aware of the digital revolution and have a keen foresight in leveraging it through this event,” said Arun Raghu, Co-founder, Travel.Earth, during the event unveiling.

“Travel Earth will bring Sabah, Malaysia to a new and higher level of awareness in India,” said Humphrey Ginibun, Marketing Manager, Sabah Tourism Board 

The Convention aims to provide a platform where travel industry participants can network and connect with leading influencers. It will bring together travel content creators, industry stalwarts, and renowned speakers and create an event rich in content, networking and enjoyment.

The 2-day event will end with an awards night. This awards ceremony will be the first of its kind in the industry and will be positioned as the leading honours in the travel digital influencer community based on objective criteria and performance-driven metrics.

“Travel Earth Bloggers Convention is a milestone achievement for the tourism Industry and will jump start Sabah, Malaysia as a great holiday destination in India,” said Datuk KL Tan, President of MATTA Malaysia. 

“As venue partners for the Earthy Awards, we look forward to showcasing this undiscovered gem to India and the world. Sabah with its beautiful beaches, exquisite forests, wildlife and marine life, a host of varied traditions and ethnicities, scrumptious cuisine and a truly welcoming Sabahan culture, offers the best of Borneo. Possibly the first event of its kind, Earthy Awards will help people discover Sabah, its wonderful people and its fascinating destinations,”said Ms Fiona Hagan, General Manager, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa.   


About Travel.Earth:Travel Earth is an online travel platform which creates and publishes travel content for the millennial audience. This online travel platform was started a year ago and focuses on curating travel content for the digitally savvy travel. Travel.Earth also works with a network of bloggers, brands, tourism boards and airline and hotel partners on various projects. You can view their website here.

About Sabah Tourism Board: Sabah is a Malaysian State on the eastern side of the country. The Sabah Tourism Board, generally known as Sabah Tourism, is an agency of the Sabah State Government operating under the purview of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment. Sabah Tourism’s primary responsibility is the marketing and promotion of tourism for the State. Read more about STB here.

About Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board:MTPB is the tourism body of the beautiful country of Malaysia in South East Asia. Erstwhile known as the Tourist Development Corporation of Malaysia (TDC) it became MTPB through the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Act 1992. Popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, its full focus is on promoting Malaysia as a tourist destination domestically and internationally. Read more about MTPB here.

About MATTA: MATTA is the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry in Malaysia with over 3400 members comprising local tour and travel organizations as well as numerous overseas affiliations. MATTA’s objective is to promote the interests of the travel and tour industry in Malaysia. MATTA works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture as well as Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), and help organise fairs, seminars, conventions and workshops for the welfare of the community and to create public awareness of the tourism industry. Read more about MATTA here.

About Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa:Rasa Ria located in Sabah, is spread over 400 acres and is one of the most unique hotels in the world. With a dedicated 64-acre forest reserve, 3KM beach and a whole host of leisure and adventure activities, they truly value and offer bespoke experiences. Read more about Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa here.


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