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Destination: Malaysia
02 September 2023 | Written by Chris Alexander

A Message from Panorama Destination Malaysia: 

Hello from Kuala Lumpur!

September is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting month in Malaysia. This weekend, from 1-3 September, the MATTA Fair returns to KL. This consumer travel fair takes place twice a year in the capital and draws more than 180,000 visitors each time. With a strong sales turnover of more than 300 million ringgit and exhibitors from all over the world, the MATTA Fair is the perfect place to make your mark in travel!

Later this month, 16 September is officially Malaysia Day. There will be loads of events coming up to mark the occasion, with celebrations planned nationwide over the long weekend. If you have clients visiting us in September, Malaysia Day is sure to be a treat for them!

Panorama Destination Malaysia will do some travelling of our own this month, as we head to Singapore with Tourism Malaysia for an event to promote inbound and outbound travel. If you’re in the Garden City in September, come and look us up!

The meet-up in Singapore will be a great opportunity for us to promote some of our top products. This month, we’re focusing our promotions on the Cameron Highlands, where our tour of the Boh Tea Factory is finally back up and running again after being closed for several years due to Covid.

Mountain hiking in this location is also one of our clients’ favourite activities, as they can scale Mount Brinchang and explore the Mossy Forest, which is over 220 million years old. At 6,666 feet above sea level, the mountain is the highest point in Malaysia accessible by road.

We have a number of European clients with us at the moment, enjoying the remainder of their summer holidays. Most of them are island hopping or exploring our National Parks, some of which are the oldest tropical rainforests in the world. For travellers with a love of nature and the great outdoors, it really doesn’t get much better than Malaysia.

Although the holiday season is winding down for many of our clients, summer in Malaysia never ends! For those planning their winter holidays, do come and experience the beautiful sunny weather in Malaysia – in our many National Parks, islands and forests, you’re sure to find something special. If you’re a foodie, we can add in some Michelin-star restaurants too; or, if adventures are your thing, we have plenty of activities to get the heart racing.

There are so many things to do, and so many different experiences to have here in Malaysia. Whatever you’re looking for, please do get in touch. My team and I would be delighted to fulfil your request.

Natasha Jimin

Country Manager, Panorama Destination Malaysia.

Destination digest: Malaysia news in brief 

A selection of bitesize news stories currently making the headlines in Malaysia: 

Tourism Malaysia-MATTA Roadshow to Attract Tourist Visits

Tourism Malaysia, together with the Malaysian Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (MATTA), conducted a roadshow to Medan to further attract interest in visiting Malaysia and Jakarta. The event brought together Malaysian and Indonesian tourism industry players in a Business to Business (B2B) session which aimed to increase the promotion of Malaysia’s latest tourism products and packages.

(source: Antara)

Johor On Track for 10 Million Tourists This Year

Johor is expected to welcome 15 million overnight tourists by the end of this year, says Tourism Johor. Its director Suhairi Hashim said the state had recorded 8.8 million tourist arrivals as of mid-August. “At this rate, we are confident of hitting 15 million overnight tourists by the end of the year as we will be organising the much-anticipated Majestic Johor Festival from Aug 26 to Sept 3, which will surely pull in more crowds,” said Hashim.

(source: The Star)

India Welcomes Tourism Malaysia for a Second Roadshow

Tourism Malaysia continues with its second roadshow to India this year across six 2nd tier cities from 14th to 26th August 2023. The roadshow kicks off in the city of Amritsar followed by Lucknow, Nagpur, Pune, Goa and Cochin. Headed by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, YB Khairul Firdaus Akbar Khan, the roadshow consists of 45 local organisations comprising hotels and resorts, travel agents, tourism product owners, visa consultants, Malaysia-based airlines, and representatives from state tourism boards.

(source: Tourism Malaysia)

Sustainable Tourism Convention Coming to KL in October

Over 1,000 experts from the wellness, culture, travel and tourism industries from around the world will be attending a convention in Kuala Lumpur to discuss ways towards having more resilient and sustainable growth in these sectors. The Global Wellness, Cultural, and Tourism Convention 2023 (GWCTC2023) is set to take place from 26-28 October at Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.

(source: The Star)

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