Jan 20, 2021

TOURISM MALAYSIA PARTICIPATES IN AVIAREPS SOUTHEAST ASIA VIRTUAL ROADSHOW

PUTRAJAYA, 20 January 2021 – Tourism Malaysia is participating in the virtual tourism exhibition AVIAREPS Southeast Asia Virtual Roadshow, which is held today and tomorrow, 20th and 21st January 2021.

The AVIAREPS Southeast Asia Virtual Roadshow is the first of its kind in a fully 3D environment, allowing both sellers and buyers to interact using their individual avatar that provides an illusion of a real exhibition, in safety and in the comfort of everyone’s choice of locations without border limitation.

A total of 33 sellers are showcasing their products, destinations and services virtually to over 500 leading outbound agencies from Southeast Asia (ASEAN). Online business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking appointments allow both sellers and buyers to connect with their preferred interests and maximise tourism business networking opportunities, recovering the old ties while building a new one.

Under Tourism Malaysia’s four booths in the exhibition, a total of 16 participants comprising of Destination Management companies, hoteliers, and theme parks are participating together with Tourism Malaysia. In addition, State Tourism Offices representing Sarawak and Penang will also be participating in this event.

This exhibition serves as the best alternative platform for buyers and sellers worldwide to discuss their travel businesses amid the current Covid-19 outbreak that has been limiting physical interaction and travel. By participating in this event, Tourism Malaysia hopes to continue promoting Malaysia as a leading holiday destination.

“Through this virtual business platform, it is hoped that we can learn, connect, and address issues as part of the recovery efforts to improve our tourism industry. In the long run, we hope to achieve our goal in making Malaysia the preferred holiday destination once again,” says Mr. Zulkifly Bin Md Said, the Director General of Tourism Malaysia.

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About Tourism Malaysia

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, also known as Tourism Malaysia, is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination. Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2019, Malaysia registered 26.1 million tourist arrivals and RM86.14 billion tourist receipts, placing it among the major tourism destinations of the world.

For enquiries, please contact:

Suhaimi Shaharuddin
Senior Assistant Director
International Promotion Division (Southeast Asia)
suhaimi@tourism.gov.my
Tel: +603 8891 8392

Muadz Samat
Assistant Director
Corporate Communications Division
muadz@tourism.gov.my
Tel: +603 8891 8755

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