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Tourism Malaysia Wins 2 Awards at Taipei Travel Fair 2015

Tourism Malaysia Wins 2 Awards at Taipei Travel Fair 2015
TAIPEI, 9 November 2015: Tourism Malaysia received the Best Performance Group Award and Best Booth Design Award for National Tourism Organisation (NTO) at the 23rd Taipei International Travel Fair 2015 (TITF 2015), which is the largest travel fair in Taiwan. The event was held from 6 to 9 November at the Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC).

Both awards were presented today to Tourism Malaysia’s Senior Director of International Promotion Division (Asia Africa) Datuk Musa Haji Yusof by the Chairman of Taipei International Travel Fair Cherng Tyan Su. This is a huge recognition of Tourism Malaysia’s promotional effort during the four-day event.

A total of 17 Malaysian exhibitors showcased their unique tourist attractions, products and services, at the Malaysia Pavilion, which was strategically located near the entrance.

Information brochures in Mandarin were distributed at the booth and attractive games and activities were also conducted. The Malaysia Pavilion garnered a lot of attention through the performances by the SWATARI Dance Academy and Emma Ruran Raja, who played the sape, a Sarawak musical instrument.

This year, a total of 62 countries participated in the Taipei ITF with almost 1,000 booths, attracting over 350,000 consumers. For Taiwanese tourists, Malaysia’s beautiful islands, exciting theme parks and delicious food are still the main attractions. A special travel forum was organised on the same day at TITF, featuring a panel of experts who shared their views on the latest global tourism trend.

Malaysia received 133,443 Taiwanese tourists from January to June this year, signifying an increase of 0.8% compared to the same period last year. From Tourism Malaysia Office for Tourism Malaysia Wins 2 Awards at Taipei Travel Fair 2015.

Tourism Malaysia at WTM2015 to Promote Malaysia

 

Tourism Malaysia at WTM 2015 London to Promote Malaysia

The Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz is leading a delegation to promote the country’s tourism offerings and tour packages at the 36th World Travel Market (WTM) London. The four-day business-to-business exhibition for the global travel and tourism industry begins today at ExCel, Docklands.

The Malaysian delegation is comprised of 84 members from 44 organisations, including travel agents, hotels, and airlines, as well as state tourism agencies, namely Tourism Promotional Division Melaka. Tourism Perak, Pesona Terengganu, Penang Global Tourism, Sabah Tourism Board, Sarawak Tourism Board, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and Putrajaya Cooperation. The Malaysian delegation will take advantage of this excellent platform to reach out to industry players, media, and travellers here.

WTM 2015 marks the 32nd year of Tourism Malaysia’s participation in the prestigious event since it began in 1983, which reflects the country’s commitment in attracting more travellers from London and Europe to its shores. The event, deemed the most important travel fair in the European market, is the main platform for Malaysia to promote its tourism offerings and introduce its new and upcoming tourist attractions to British and European travellers.

Through its participation in the event, Tourism Malaysia aims to raise and maintain Malaysia’s image as a top tourism destination in the region, besides strengthening its promotional efforts in UK, particularly London. It will also meet and forge closer relationship with industry players from UK and Europe to get their support to sell packages to Malaysia.

Earlier today, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri launched a Taxi Wrap Campaign as part of Tourism Malaysia’s promotional efforts in conjunction with WTM 2015. Throughout November, a total of 80 taxis in London are wrapped with visuals of the country’s attractions, such as culture, nature, and beach.

Besides that, the Tourism Culture Minister is scheduled to attend the “UNWTO WTM Minister’s Summit 2015” on 3 November to share Malaysia’s tourism experience through a panel discussion on “Destination Branding: New Challenges in a Changing Market”.

In the evening, Tourism Malaysia will be hosting a cocktail reception at Malaysia Pavilion to thank the industry players in UK and Europe for their support, as well as to network and forge a closer relationship with them.

To ensure the continuous growth of arrivals from UK and Europe, the participation of Tourism Malaysia in this event will strengthen the relationship and increase cooperation with British and European industry players and media to ensure a high awareness and market presence of Malaysia.

A total of 445,789 British tourists visited Malaysia in 2014 compared to 413,472 tourists in 2013, signifying a 7.8% increase.

DPM to launch Malaysia’s Pavilion at World Expo Milano 2015

DPM to launch Malaysia’s Pavilion at World Expo Milano 2015

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MILAN, 9 May: Malaysia is poised to expand its relations with the European Union, be it in trade and investment or people-to-people connectivity. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin urged the EU business community to discover, or re-affirm, Malaysia’s attraction as the preferred investment destination in Southeast Asia.

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Speaking at the launch of the Malaysia Pavilion at the World Expo Milano 2015 here today, Muhyiddin highlighted the country’s strong economic fundamentals, underpinned by comfortable levels of external reserves, low external debt, low unemployment, and healthy inflows of foreign direct investments. However, he acknowledged there were challenges, which the country was determined to meet to ensure and sustain growth. “We expect to grow to hold steady between 4.5 and 5.5 per cent this year despite the global economic environment,” Muhyiddin, who is on a three-day working visit to this Italian city, said.

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The deputy prime minister arrived here on Thursday. Muhyiddin said the success of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) launched in 2010 coupled with the Government Transformation programme (GTP) could be seen in the country’s trade and investment numbers. “We attracted a total of USD68 billion in investments, both foreign and domestic.

The services and manufacturing sectors continued to play the leading role with 63.4 per cent and 30.5 per cent contribution respectively towards the approved investments in 2014. “In terms of trade, Malaysia’s total trade expanded by two per cent to total about USD445 billion in 2014, compared with about USD435 billion in 2013.” Muhyiddin also spoke on the country’s improvement in competitiveness based on reports by international organisations such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum and the Swiss Institute of Management Development.

The establishment on the Asean Community by Dec 31, this year, he added, would mark the fruition of the grouping’s goal of creating a regional entity of “one vision, one community, one identity”. “A key aspect of the Asean Community is the Asean Economic Community (AEC), designed to create a single market and production base in Asean. The establishment of the AEC at the end of this year sends a powerful signal that Asean is commited to market liberalisation and the facilitation of trade and investment.”

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On the Malaysia Pavilion which carries the theme Towards a Sustainable Food Ecosystem, Muhyiddin said its design reflected the nation’s rich biodiversity, and drew inspiration from a humble seed, a symbol of growth. The expo, held for the first time in 1914, showcases participating countries’ technologies in ensuring food sustainability.

Open to the public from May 1 to Oct 31, some 20 million visitors from around the world are expected to visit its 1.1 million square metres of exhibition area. A total of 145 countries are taking part in the expo this year, which would provide Malaysia a platform to display its development from an agricultural country to what it is today, as well as promote trade and investment. Visit http://www.malaysiapavilion2015.com.my/ for more details.