Nov 21, 2023


TASHKENT, 15 November 2023 – As part of its efforts to promote Malaysia to the Uzbekistan market, Tourism Malaysia is participating in the Tashkent International Tourism Fair "Tourism on the Silk Road" which is held from 15 to 17 November 2023 at UzExpoCentre, Tashkent.

Headed by Mr. Edzuar Zar Ayob Azari, Senior Deputy Director of Tourism Malaysia’s International Promotion Division (America/Europe/Oceania), eight Malaysian companies are representing the tourism industry at the fair: Asia Premium Holidays, GM Travel House (M) Sdn. Bhd., Fun & Sun Holidays, Embassy Alliance Travel Sdn. Bhd., Camar Langkawi Resort, Ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Menara KL, and Batik Air.

Apart from business-to-business (B2B) meetings, and exhibitions of tourism services and handicrafts, an international forum will be held with the participation of leading experts in the field of tourism, as well as seminars discussing “The Role of Culture in the Development of the Country’s Tourism” and “Presentation of New Tourist Destinations”.

“The existing direct flights between Uzbekistan and Malaysia contribute a lot to the development of tourism between the countries. We are thrilled to share that Malaysia is preparing for its Visit Malaysia Year 2026 with a target to attract 26.1 million international travellers to our country,” said Mr. Edzuar Zar Ayob Azari.

As explained by the Director of Tourism Malaysia Almaty Office, Mr. Nor Shazly Azmi: “As an important market for Malaysia, the partnership of the Tashkent International Tourism Fair with Tourism Malaysia will allow both countries to strengthen its ties within the industry and further reveal the tourism opportunities through its attractions and traditions.”

Tourism Malaysia plans to attract 16.1 million international tourists with RM49.2 billion in tourism revenue by the end of 2023.


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.

The next Visit Malaysia Year, set to take place in 2026, will commemorate the sustainability of the nation's tourism industry, which is also in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

Furthermore, Tourism Malaysia actively endorses the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), working towards the realisation of the IMT-GT Visiting Year 2023-2025, with the shared aim of promoting the region as a unified tourism destination. For more information, visit Tourism Malaysia’s social media accounts on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.

For enquiries, please contact:

Nor Shazly Azmi
Overseas Director
Tourism Malaysia Almaty
Tel: +77272321431

Muadz Samat
Assistant Director
Corporate Communications Division
Tel: +603 8891 8755

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