Aug 29, 2022

TOURISM MALAYSIA’S ROADSHOW TO DRIVE KIWIS VISITATION TO MALAYSIA

AUCKLAND, 29 August 2022 – Tourism Malaysia embarks on a roadshow to New Zealand from 28 to 30 August 2022 to reconnect and create new partnerships with travel trade partners in enhancing opportunities to boost tourist arrivals to Malaysia.

Headed by Mr Noor Azlan Abu Bakar, Senior Deputy Director, International Promotion Division (Americas, Europe, & Oceania) Tourism Malaysia, the delegation consists of travel operators, hoteliers, state tourism bodies, and medical tourism industry players.

The Malaysian sellers and New Zealander buyers will participate in the travel mart session, destination presentation, and networking dinner. The roadshow is organised by Tourism Malaysia and supported by Malaysia Airlines.

Mr Noor Azlan said: “We are excited to re-establish networking after a two-year hiatus to drive travel interest to Malaysia. This roadshow presents a platform for Malaysian partners to share their latest offerings, and we look forward to strengthening business relationships with our New Zealand counterparts.

“New Zealand remains a key market for Malaysia. In 2019, we welcomed 50,140 arrivals from New Zealand, and more than 80 per cent of New Zealanders came to Malaysia for holidays.”

Malaysia has relaxed the entry procedures for fully-vaccinated travellers without requirements to undergo quarantine or pre-departure and on-arrival COVID-19 tests, including children aged 17 and below.

Travel insurance is also not a prerequisite for foreigners entering Malaysia, and inbound travellers no longer need to fill in the Traveller’s Card on the country’s contact tracing app, MySejahtera.

Malaysia’s latest attractions include the newly opened outdoor theme park in the highlands - Genting SkyWorld, and the magnificent Merdeka 118 Tower in Kuala Lumpur, currently standing as the world’s second-tallest building.

There are currently eight weekly direct flights from Auckland to Malaysia via Malaysia Airlines, with a seating capacity of 2,296.

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For enquiries, please contact:

Said Zulkifli Said Ahmad
Assistant Director
International Promotion Division (AERO)
saidzulkifli@tourism.gov.my
Tel: +603 8891 8367

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

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