Jun 4, 2015


PUTRAJAYA, 4 JUNE 2015 – Tourism Malaysia has invited the EMKAY Group to take part in its Tourism Malaysia Networking Day programme today as part of efforts to maintain close ties with Malaysia’s tourism industry players and to share the latest tourism industry updates with each other.

The programme with the EMKAY Group is led by its main speaker, Wan Rashdi Wan Ibrahim and consists of presentations on the group’s tourism products and development on Banding Island, described as a gateway to the Belum-Temengor Rainforest and its nature, adventure, culture and heritage and luxury tourism experiences. Members of EMKAY Group will brief the audience on the Banding Island Research Centre, Yayasan EMKAY, the Green Ranger Movement & Banding Adventure Camp, and the Banding Island Rainforest Villas.

Among those in the audience are the top management and officers of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Tourism Malaysia and the Ministry’s agencies.

The Tourism Networking Day is an initiative by Tourism Malaysia to provide a platform for tourism industry players to meet and network with Ministry and Tourism Malaysia teams. It is an opportunity for hoteliers, tour operators, tourism products operators, destination management companies and airlines services to give updates on their latest development, news and products.

Previous participants of the Tourism Networking Day programme were Karyaneka, Lost World of Tambun, KLIA Express, Lexis Hotel Group, and Themed Attractions Sdn. Bhd.


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MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia at all levels. Since its inception, Tourism Malaysia has grown by leaps and bounds and it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2014, Malaysia registered 27.4 million tourist arrivals and RM72 billion in receipts, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner.

Malaysia celebrated its fourth VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR (VMY) in 2014 with the theme “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia”. The promotion of the country continues with the MALAYSIA YEAR OF FESTIVALS (MyFEST) campaign in 2015 with the theme “Endless Celebrations” emphasising the various festivals celebrated by its multicultural society. Both campaigns are key drivers towards achieving the country’s target of 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020, as outlined in the Tourism NKEA (National Key Economic Area).    

Through the Tourism NKEA, collaborative efforts between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, other Government agencies and the private sector have been enhanced to help secure Malaysia’s position as a leading tourist destination. The targets set under the Tourism NKEA will be achieved through the implementation of twelve Entry Point Projects (EPPs) clustered under five themes: Affordable Luxury; Nature Adventure; Family Fun; Events, Entertainment, Spa and Sports; and Business Tourism.  

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