‘Celebrating the best of Malaysian & ASEAN F&B, Travel and Tourism Companies and Personalities’

The second edition of the ‘ASEAN Food & Travel (AFT) Awards’ is back to honour the industry’s SMEs and leaders. The first edition was well received and was successfully officiated by the Minister of Tourism Malaysia (MOTAC).

AFT Awards is established to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of personalities and businesses across all key sectors of the food, travel, tourism and hospitality industries in the ASEAN region. This event is organized by ASEAN Food & Travel (AFT) media, in line with the media’s objective to showcase and promote the best that ASEAN has to offer in the food and travel arena and at the same time giving recognition to the industry’s outstanding personalities and organizations that put ASEAN on the world map.

The theme of the AFT Awards 2023 is “Honouring Outstanding Malaysian SMEs in the Food & Travel Industry”, and all successful food & beverage and travel related business operators are welcome to participate.


Details of the award ceremony:


21st March 2023 (Tuesday), 11.30am

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Dress code: Formal



Awards will be given under the following Categories:

  • Best F&B delivery service provider
  • Best F&B start-up
  • Beverage manufacturing
  • Confectionery products
  • Culinary skills and achievements
  • F&B entrepreneur of the year
  • F&B personality of the year
  • Farm produce
  • Food delivery services
  • Food exporting services
  • Food ingredients
  • Food manufacturing
  • Hotels / Resorts
  • Medical tourism services
  • Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions services
  • Nutritional food
  • Restaurants / Cafes (multiple awards according to geographical location of outlet, cuisine type and signature dishes)
  • SPAs
  • Tourism services
  • Travel & Tour entrepreneur of the year
  • Travel & Tour personality of the year
  • Travel accessories
  • Travel packages
  • Travel services
  • Halal products & services
  • Wellness centres
  • All other service providers in the food and travel industry


Judging Criteria:

Among the judging criteria for the ASEAN Food & Travel Awards include the following (where applicable):

  • Benefits and features
  • Customer feedback, reviews and satisfaction levels
  • Degree of innovation
  • Design
  • Distribution and availability
  • Effectiveness
  • Functionality
  • Nutritional value
  • Online presence
  • Practicality
  • Presentation
  • Relevance
  • Shelf-life and storage
  • Sustainability
  • Value for money


The Judging Process

AFT Awards’ panel of judges consisting of media experts, researchers and food and travel critics will impartially judge all entries and they will evaluate each entry based on the criteria provided. Judges will then present their final list of winners for the purpose of award recognition.

AFTA aims to position itself as the ultimate hallmark of the region’s food and travel industry excellence.

AFT is owned by RHA Media Sdn Bhd and whose events and ceremonies are regarded as premier events for high achievers and affluent society. They are attended by industry’s key decision makers and figure heads, as well as the crème de la crème of affluent society.

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