MUMBAI, INDIA, 17 June 2014: Malaysia has won the accolade Best Family Destination at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2014 held recently in Mumbai.

Tourism Malaysia India’s director, Manoharan Periasamy, who received the award on behalf of Malaysia said it was a significant recognition of Malaysia’s accomplishment in promoting the country as a leading family destination in Southeast Asia.

“The rapid development of various theme parks and children entertainment centres in Malaysia such as Legoland, Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, Kidzania, and i-City, to name a few, is a testament to the fact,” he said.


Hosted by the world’s leading travel and lifestyle magazine, the final winners were chosen by the readers after the nominees were shortlisted by an expert panel.

“Lonely Planet recommendations are the most sought after by travellers and to be chosen by their readers makes this award even more prestigious,” he added.

The Lonely Planet award is a significant achievement for Malaysia, a country that prides itself for being the perfect family destination.