Thursday, May 24, 2012


Malaysian journalists are the most honoured lot in the tourism industry today.The annual Malaysian Meetings, Incentive, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) Journalism Awards (MMJA) is back to honour local journalistic excellence in business events. The award is the initiative of the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) and is jointly supported by the Malaysian Press Institute and the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
Full-time print and online journalists, broadcast journalists, producers and writers are invited to send in their entries before Sept 5 and must submit reports published or aired between Aug 15, 2011 and August 30, 2012. Winners of the award would be announced in October, said SCB in a statement.
SCB Managing Director Mike Cannon was quoted as saying in the statement that the MICE industry contributed more than RM17 billion last year in visitors spending to the economy.
Sadly tourism bloggers and social media activists are not honoured under this program. Perhaps someone should look into this to complement the Tourism bloggers and other social media events event recently held in Kuala Lumpur.

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