You know the Oscars and the Grammys, but have you heard of “The Ollies”?
Well, “The Ollies” are pretty much the Oscars of the travel industry (except that it’s probably not as white), and it was named after TripAdvisor’s mascot, Ollie the Owl.
The TripAdvisor Community Awards honour the world’s top reviewers, chosen from a whopping 900 million members on its website. The winners are chosen across eight categories, based on who made the most contributions to the site last year in 2015. Out of the total of 82 members who received the awards, 3 of them are Malaysians.
Nellie Lim from Kuala Lumpur was awarded Attractions Reviewer of the Year – Asia, with a post count of 600. Susan Chow from Subang Jaya was awarded Travel Photographer of the Year – Malaysia, with an outstanding post count of 2,709. And Loi Liong Yu from Petaling Jaya bagged the New Contributor of the Year award – Malaysia, with a post count of 142. (Figures are as at receipt of the awards.)
“We have launched the Ollies to give those individuals who made the most contributions in 2015 a deserved spotlight, and to celebrate their efforts to help improve the travel experience for others around the world,” said TripAdvisor chief marketing officer Barbara Messing.
If you want be the next one to receive an Ollie, it’s easy, start reviewing on TripAdvisor!