A Message from Panorama Destination Malaysia:
Hello from Malaysia!
There’s loads to report – from international events and national elections, to regional partnerships and seasonal bookings. It’s all getting nice and busy in Malaysia!
Ironman Malaysia is back on 5 November, which will take place on the island of Langkawi. The race takes athletes on a cultural journey through tropical, hilly and demanding terrain passing traditional kampungs (villages), mangroves and rainforests, before finishing on beautiful Cenang beach.
Another dramatic race taking place this month is the General Election, which is scheduled for 19 November. This is a major event in Malaysia, and the whole country is gearing up for a momentous day. The election is seen as a three-horse race between the UMNO-led National Front coalition, the National Alliance coalition chaired by Muhyiddin, and Anwar Ibrahim’s Hope Pact.
But enough politics. Our major focus at the moment is on the East Coast of Malaysia, where a bunch of truly amazing locations are about to come into season following the end of the monsoon. From Malacca and Fraser’s Hill, to Tioman Island and the Cameron Highlands, there’s some fantastic destinations to be explored on the eastern edge of Peninsula Malaysia.
Once the Monsoon is over, we will be highlighting a range of exciting things to do on the east coast, including a mix of cultural, natural and gastronomical experiences. Whether travelling with us on land or sea, it’s sure to be an unforgettable adventure.
We already have a number of clients with us in Malaysia at the moment, including several groups from Poland, a group of travellers from Cairo on a shopping trip and some explorers from Eastern Europe who are delving into the natural wonders offered by Borneo.
Tourism in Malaysia is picking up very nicely, with travellers returning in ever-greater numbers. We’re excited to have a full winter season coming up, and are also taking bookings for Q1 of 2023. This is a great time to visit, as the rain begins to ease up and sunny days return.
Whatever the weather, we look forward to welcoming you back to Malaysia again soon!
Country Manager, Panorama Destination Malaysia.
Destination digest: Malaysia news in brief
A selection of bitesize news stories currently making the headlines in Malaysia:
Malaysia and Thailand build closer tourism ties
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is confident that the cooperation between the agency and its counterpart, Tourism Malaysia will boost the tourism industry in both countries. Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Asia and South Pacific Tanes Petsuwan was optimistic that the industry of both countries would have an easy way to generate good returns. “The collaboration will allow the industry to align their objectives to develop the tourism sector once the world recovers from the epidemic,” he said recently.
Tourism Malaysia partners with Traveloka
Traveloka is collaborating with Tourism Malaysia on a partnership campaign to promote the country as a holiday destination of choice. The four-month campaign, which invites individuals to enjoy Malaysia’s multicultural attractions, scenic locations, diverse cuisine and renowned hospitality, will harness Traveloka’s innovative travel and lifestyle platform, known for offering one of the industry’s most comprehensive, seamless and personalised user experiences.
(source: Travel Daily)
Malaysia to host 23rd European Film Festival in November
The 23rd European Film Festival (EUFF) in Malaysia returns with a selection of exciting works that will be screened in selected Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in KL and Penang this November. Movie lovers will be able to catch a slate of 17 films from 20 countries, as the EUFF shines a spotlight on contemporary award-winning European cinema that reflects the region’s diversity, inclusivity and solidarity.
Sarawak recognised at international awards
The Malaysian tourism industry has once again gained international recognition, this time at the PATA Gold Awards organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association. Malaysia won three out of 23 Gold Award categories presented, namely the Travel Photograph, Travel Video, and Culture categories. Tourism Malaysia bagged the Travel Photograph Gold Award through its mesmerising photo entry of a man flying a wau, Malaysia’s traditional kite by the coast of Terengganu. Capturing one of the most recognisable symbols of Malaysian culture, flying a wau is both a cultural icon and a valuable part of the country’s cultural heritage.
(source: Tourism Malaysia)
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