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travel-knots welcomes Mohd. Hafiz Hashim as New Director, Tourism Malaysia

Welcome! Tourism Malaysia’s New Director

Mohd Hafiz Hashim recently took over as Director, Tourism Malaysia, Mumbai with effect from April, 2016.

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MR MOHD HAFIZ BIN HASHIM

Malaysia is expected to attract 1 million Indian tourists this year and Mr Hafiz’s main responsibilities include developing the Western India market targeting especially the Tier2 and Tier 3 towns to reach these numbers. Mr Hafiz is also planning to promote niche products like Mohdself-drive, luxury travel, eco-tourism, sports tourism, business travel etc. to reach out to special interest segments of the Indian traveller.

In his earlier roles, Mr Hafiz has served Tourism Malaysia offices in Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.

For more media releases, media info and media features on Malaysia’s tourism industry, kindly visit the Media Centre of Tourism Malaysia’s website at http://www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my/

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 2015, Malaysia registered 25.7 million tourist arrivals and RM69.1 billion in receipts, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner.

Through the Tourism NKEA (National Key Economic Area), 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 and achieve the country’s target of 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020.    

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.  

KL PASS™ gives tourists more reasons to stay longer in KL

The KL PASS™, an integrated tourist pass was recently launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia offering tourists seamless access to tourism attractions and supporting amenities on top of other privileges and benefits.

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With the KL PASS™, tourists are entitled to gain entry without further payment at participating tourist attractions. All they have to do is present their pass at the entrance for verification and once the card’s validity is confirmed, they will be granted entry. The KL PASS™ can also be used to gain discounts and other special privileges when shopping, dining and entertaining in Kuala Lumpur.

The KL PASS™ comes in six variants; 1-Day, 3-Day and 6-Day pass for adults and children. The 1-day adult pass is priced at RM165.00 while the 3-day and 6-day passes are priced at RM395.00 and RM675.00 respectively. The 1-day child pass is priced at RM125.00 while the 3-day and 6-day passes are going for RM325.00 and RM515.00 respectively.

Mr Manoharan Periasamy, Director, Tourism Malaysia said, “The KL PASS™ will help increase awareness of what Kuala Lumpur has to offer and contribute to the overall tourist experience encouraging them to even increase their length of stay in the city.”

Tourist attractions currently on board of KL PASS™ include The KL Tower, Aquaria KLCC, The KL Butterfly Park, Berjaya Times Square Indoor Theme Park, Batek Workshop at Kompleks Kraf, the Craft Museum, Discoveria@Avenue K, Escape Room @ Berjaya Times Square, Laser Battle @ Berjaya Times Square, MUD The Musical, The KL City Gallery, The KL Hop-On-Hop-Off, the KL Tram, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, the Telekom Museum, The Foundry Workshop @ Royal Selangor and Zouk KL.

The KL PASS™ is available for purchase online as well as a number of sales outlets in the city and at KLIA. Foreign tourists may purchase the pass in their home countries and choose to either have the pass sent to them or collect their passes in KL when they arrive. Among the places the pass is currently available is at the KL City Gallery, the KL Concierge Kiosk and at the KL Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket counter. In the near future, a number of tourist attractions will also offer the pass for sale.

Currently at Phase 1 of its development, the KL PASS™ will include more establishments and public transportation in Phase II. A very conservative figure of 20,000 cards are expected to sell within the first year of operations. The KL PASS™ website has organically attracted over 2,000 unique visitors in less than two weeks since it went live. What is more encouraging is that these hits have come from all over the world, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, China, India, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Middle East.

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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.

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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.

Tourism Malaysia and Malindo Air launch direct flights from Trichy to Penang

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Tourism Malaysia and Malindo Air, a Malaysia based hybrid Airline, announced the launch of the first direct flight from Trichy to Penang today. Trichy Airport has become the first international airport to have direct flight services to Penang, Malaysia which is in addition to the 10 flight operations of Malindo Air to Kuala Lumpur from Trichy.
Malindo Air will operate two services a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The flight will depart from Penang airport at 8.30 pm and arrive at Trichy airport at 9.40 pm. In the return direction, it will depart from Trichy at 10.30 pm and reach Penang at 4.45 am, the following day. Malindo Air’s network carrier allows passengers from Trichy to Penang in connecting other domestic destinations in Malaysia as well.

Speaking at the launch Mr Noor Azman Samsudin, Director, Tourism Malaysia, Chennai said, “The decision by Malindo Air to start this new route emphasizes the value and importance of tourism, trade and business links between India and Malaysia. In fact, India is the 6th largest contributor to the tourism sector in Malaysia. We hope that this new air link will contribute to boost tourism in support of MYFEST 2015, encouraging Indian tourists to come more often and stay longer in order to enjoy the festival offerings nationwide”.

Mr Chandran Rama Muthy, Chief Executive Officer of Malindo Air said, “Firstly, we are excited to announce the wonderful news of our expansion in the cities of India. We foresee an encouraging passenger growth from South India, particularly Trichy, a huge market for Malaysia as a large portion of Malaysia’s Indian population is from this region of India.”

The special introductory offer is available now with return fares for Economy starting from INR 16852 inclusive of taxes with 30kgs baggage allowance, meals on board and the business class return fares of INR 48474 inclusive of taxes with 40kgs baggage allowance and meals on board for Trichy-Penang-Trichy. The Boeing 737-900ER series aircraft will operate in this sector, with a seating capacity of 180 which includes 168 Economy and 12 Business class seats.
A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently. Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines. A must visit is by the funicular train to the top of the Penang Hill that offers fantastic views of the island, lush greenery, quaint colonial style architecture and cooler temperatures.

So if there is a place to be, it’s Penang!

Last year, Malaysia received 27.4 million tourists, which was an increase of 6.7%. This year Malaysia is expected to welcome of 29.4 million tourist arrivals and garner RM89 billion in tourist receipts.

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About Tourism Malaysia: 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.

Tourism Malaysia with AirAsia & Genting Highlands Presentation for Puducherry Agents!

Tourism Malaysia Chennai focused on tour operators and travel agents from Tier II city Puducherry to update latest products and highlight events lined up for Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015.

(From Left -4)Mr Noor Azman,Director,Tourism Malaysia, Chennai with officials from travel fraternity
(From Left -4)Mr Noor Azman,Director,Tourism Malaysia, Chennai with officials from travel fraternity

According to Mr Noor Azman , Director, Tourism Malaysia, Chennai “After the success of the previous Visit Malaysia Year, we are delighted to promote our yearlong festivities this year which is celebrated as Year of Festivals 2015. This Event is to highlight the splendor at Malaysia which includes George Town Festivals(1-31 August 2015), Rain Forest Music Festival at Sarawak(7-9 August 2015), Malaysia International Mask Festival at Kuala Lumpur(14-16 August 2015), Borneo Cultural Festival at KLCC (14-16 August 2015) to name a few. The country’s biggest shopping extravaganza –– the annual 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival and 1Malaysia Unified Sale –– are back again, offering big bargains, huge discounts and fun-filled promotional activities put together by malls, retail stalls and other participating trades throughout Malaysia.”

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 AirAsia was the Airline Partner and gave the latest updates on the fares and new routes launched from Vizag and Hyderabad to the front liners. Genting Highlands, the Product Partner gave an overview of the 2016 launch of the much anticipated 20th Century Fox Theme Park. The overwhelming response from the gathered participants made the event a highly successful one. The Event was marked with excitement as the lucky draw premium prize being a fully paid trip with accommodation to Malaysia.

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MyFest 2015 is expected to help Malaysia achieve the targeted 29.4 million tourist arrivals and RM89 billion in tourist receipts for 2015.

 

Malaysiajao for IIFA Awards 5-7th June 2015

The 16th edition of the most spectacular celebration of Indian Cinema globally, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards today announced the hosts for some of IIFA’s most awaited sub-events and performances that will take place at the IIFA Weekend this year. The Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend & Awards will take place at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5-7 June 2015.

L-R- Ayushmann Khuranna, Neha Dhupia, Manoharan Periasamy-Director India- Tourism Malaysia, Anil Kapoor, Tony Nagamaiah- General Manager- Maysia major events

The IIFA Weekend this year will also see a night exclusively dedicated to fashion which will be hosted by Friend of IIFA, Neha Dhupia. IIFA Rocks, the exclusive music extravaganza will see a host of fantastic musical performances by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Mika, Ankit Tiwari, Kanika Kapoor, Jawed Ali and the Nooran sisters. Superstars Jacqueline Fernandes, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lisa Hayden and Lauren Gotlieb will also take the IIFA Rocks stage for some incredible performances.

At the 16th Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend, the IIFA Gala Screening on 6th June in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will feature the highly awaited star-studded film Dil Dhadakne Do. The film is a bittersweet comedy drama about a family that takes a trip which changes them forever. With an ensemble cast of Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma, the film is directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar.

Speaking on the occasion, Anil Kapoor, Actor and Friend of IIFA said “Through time, IIFA has grown from a mega awards ceremony into an iconic global platform for Indian films and culture while showcasing to the world the best that Indian cinema has to offer. I am looking forward to the film media briefing of Dil Dhadakne Do which will be a part of the Weekend this year and I am delighted to see IIFA return to Malaysia, this time to the vivacious city of Kuala Lumpur.”

The event will be telecast on India’s leading Hindi entertainment channel Colors with foot prints in over 140 countries.

Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager of Malaysia Major Events said “As excitement heightens, we are proud to host the 16th IIFA Celebrations 2015 and welcome its entire contingent to Malaysia. Being host city, Kuala Lumpur anticipates the weekend’s buzz as it shall be among our biggest showcases for the year in conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest) 2015. The city’s dazzling setting will imprint the Bollywood family and fans with spectacular experiences in a truly diverse environment.”

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Manoharan Periasamy, Director Tourism Malaysia said, “ The IFFA awards will definitely help keep Malaysia on top of mind to travellers planning a vacation this summer and with the o MYFest 2015 celebrations, this is an icing on the cake.”

Tickets for the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema abroad are available for sale. Log on to http://www.myticket.asia or call 03-8080 8700 or 017 2447139. Patrons wishing to purchase VIP Hospitality Tickets can send an email to viphospitality@iifa.com.

IIFA Awards 2015 will be held at Stadium Putra, the Official Hospitality Partner is JW Marriot/The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines is the Official Airline Partner for the 16th edition of the IIFA celebrations. In Malaysia, IIFA Awards will be available LIVE on Astro First (Channel 480).
About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 800 million, it is among the world’s most-watched annual entertainment events. From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last sixteen years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film- festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases and global business forums, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards. http://www.iifa.com

About Tourism Malaysia: 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 2013, Malaysia registered 25.7 million tourist arrivals and RM65.4 billion in receipts, making tourism its second largest foreign exchange earner and the sixth highest contributor to its Gross National Income (GNI).

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Tourism Malaysia’s exemplary efforts to promote Tourism – the FAM

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Malaysia Tourism should be hailed for their exemplary efforts in organizing mega FAM which is a platform for Ministers, Tourism Officials, Journalists, Bloggers, Travel Agents to interact and get to know what Malaysia has to offer for tourists. Their dedication towards making Malaysia a tourism friendly country is commendable. With this program our contingent of Bloggers – Bienu Verma Vaghela, Vinita S. Rajwade, Journalists – Swati Dekhane (Pudhari), Vishu Bhardwaj (Navbharat) and Supita Dev (Associate Editor – Express Travelworld) accompanied by Deepa Venugopal, VP, Beehive Communications left for Malaysian shores on the night of November 12 by Malaysian Airlines flight. The excitement was palpable…but before anything we started bonding at airport itself. So the stage was set for events to unfold. At KL airport we were accompanied by Jeevan, the guide for all nine days and believe me they turned out to be most memorable days of my life. We were treated like princess with minute to minute program being charted out which included malls, visit to some fine dining restaurants, MUD theatre, Bond Concert – License to Thrill, Art & Craft fare, Fashion Shows…UNESCO heritage site – Melaka and Johor Bahru – Angry Bird Park and Legoland.

I must admit, Malaysia has lot to offer for tourists travelling from all over the world, stuff is reasonably priced, honest people, transparent dealings, you have it all for making your trip memorable. For ladies, it is shopping haven with topping of fine dining, exquisite cuisines, great sight-seeing, for men many adventure sports and for kids places like Angry Bird Park, Hello Kitty Park and above all Legoland where I myself was reduced to a child. I wanted to have more time there, as I was unable to get enough of it what was on offer for children. Legoland Malaysia Resort’s Public Relations Executive Raja Yasmin took us around the LegoLand and enthusiastically shared many features of Legoland.

This year 277 participants from across the globe were part of super charged Destination Seminar of Tourism Malaysia’s Mega Fam Programme held on November 15, 2014.

They were comprised of international media and travel agents from 26 countries, namely Australia, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Czech republic, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen. The mega FAM participants got to see for themselves Malayasia’s vibrant shopping scene and experience the sights and sounds of the country.

Prior to the launching ceremony, the mega FAM participants attended a destination seminar at the Royale Chulan Hotal, Kuala Lumpur where we were briefed by Tourism Malaysia, themed attractions & resorts Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur City hall, and express rail link (erl), on the country’s latest tourism developments and offerings. It was followed by a welcome luncheon hosted by the deputy general (promotion) of tourism Malaysia Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin.

 

A detailed presentations was made on Express Rail Link ( ERL) during the destination seminar about which I would definitely like share with my readers. It is the fastest airport transfer in Kuala Lumpur.  It is the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit High Speed train services that connect KL International Airport ( KLIA and KLIA 2) and KL Central Station in the city.  Total journey time is 39 minutes and departures are every 20 minutes and every 30 minutes during off-peak hours. Here standard Single and Return trip fares are available for all sectors.

On 14 November, we mega fam participants enjoyed a tour of Kuala Lumpur’s shopping trail – the Bukit Bintang-KLCC (BBKLCC) walk, and also a musical production – Mud: out story of kuala Lumpur at Pangguang Bandaraya, aw well as license to thrill: a bond concert at Istana Budaya. The MUD and Licence to thrill were unique and one of its kind experience…more on these in my next blogpost.

 

15 Malaysian beaches to be featured in 101 Best Beaches.Com Asia

Famous for their crystal clear waters and white sand, Malaysian beaches have been attracting tourists from all over the world. Accrediting these exotic locations, well known Australian Conservationist Brad Farmer will be featuring 15 Malaysian Beaches in his upcoming book 101 Best Beaches.com Asia. It is a book to understand and promote Asian beaches which are defined as ranging from rivers, lakes, to resort-style beaches. It aims to provide comprehensive and unique experiences to beach enthusiasts all around the world.

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Farmer is currently in Malaysia from October 14 to October 28 along with his photographer and Research Assistant Jaka Adamic to inspect, evaluate and document the beautiful beaches for his book.

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As suggested by Tourism Malaysia, a total of 15 beaches from 10 states have been selected for the two-week long inspection trip. The beaches in West Malaysia are Pantai Desaru in Johor; Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang in Terengganu; Pantai Cenang in Pulau Langkawi, Kedah; Pantai Teluk Kemang in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan; Pantai Juara in Pulau Tioman, Pahang; Pantai Batu Feringghi in Penang; and Pulau Pangkor in Perak.

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As for East Malaysia, Tanjung Datu and Pantai Santubong in Sarawak; Tanjung Aru, Pulau Mantanani, Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Sibuan in Sabah; and Pantai United Nations in Labuan were selected for inspection.

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“The beaches are a major tourist attraction in the country and accreditations like these will greatly boost our tourism. Events like these also encourage the authorities to pay greater attention to the quality and maintenance of our beaches and the aquatic life of Malaysia,” says Mr. Manoharan Periasamy , Director, Tourism Malaysia, India.

The book is expected to be Asia’s version of the 101 Best Australian Beaches, which is the first authoritative guidebook of beaches in the world and is also supported by Tourism Australia.

So for all the beach enthusiasts, 101 Best beaches.com Asia will be brilliant guide to a perfect beach vacation in Malaysia, Truly Asia!

Malaysia to get a taste of Indian Yoga and Dance at MURFEST 2014

A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession’. Living up to this philosophy of Hippocrates, Malaysia’s Urban Retreat Festival – MURFEST 2014 is hereto celebrate life with good health and a happy mind.The fest will be held from November 7th to November 9th 2014 at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel and Marina Putrajaya. Aiming to be country’s largest Yoga, music and Dance festival MURFEST 2014 will embody world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, dancers, inspiring speakers and exhibitors, bringing together a rich and captivating experience like no other.

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The event will showcase various workshops on Yoga, wellness products and therapies encouraging people- especially the urbanites to adapt a healthy lifestyle. New age Yoga Guru Manish Goyal would be representing the yoga heritage of India at the fest. Bringing in the dance component would be dance workshops and concerts exhibiting artists from various parts of Malaysia and abroad. MURFEST in its first edition will also witness ace choreographers Mayur Vaidya and Sachin Shinde from India. The dance workshops by Mayur and Sachin would give a taste of Bachata – a Caribbean dance, hip- hop and salsa with a Bollywood twist spread across two workshops each day, of the fest. On the musical side, a mini concert is organized called ‘Urbanite’ showcasing world music, fusion and classical styles along with traditional instrument bands.

So come, be a part of this unique amalgamation of spirituality and culture and take along with you the ultimate mantra of wellness back home.

Event Details: Date: 7th -9th November 2014, Timing: 8am – 5pm, Address: At Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia

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Website: http://www.murfest.com/

About Tourism Malaysia India: Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, was established to promote Malaysia as a top-of-mind tourist destination showcasing Malaysia’s unique wonders, attractions and cultures; develop domestic tourism and enhance Malaysia’s share of the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Tourism Malaysia’s objective is to promote Malaysia as an outstanding tourist destination and make the tourism industry a major contributor to the socio-economic development of the nation. In India, Tourism Malaysia offices are conveniently located in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

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In 2014, Malaysia celebrates its fourth VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR (VMY) with the theme “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia”. The VMY 2014 promotional campaign has started this year with a series of year-long special events and activities leading to VMY 2014. It will contribute to the Government’s target to receive 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020, as outlined in the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan (MTTP) 2020.

 

Malaysia: Come Home for a Holiday

Picture yourself waking up by the serene mountains, soaking in the hot springs, long evening walks along the sea, feeling the sand between your toes and watching the sunset by the water. If you plan to relax after a stressful career or  are just planning to take a break from the monotony of life, Malaysia is the destination for all that your leisure checklist comprises.

From youth to retirees, people are devoting ample amount of time for their leisure and relaxation needs and opting for a new settlement, overseas. Keeping in mind such changes and trends in lifestyle, Government of Malaysia has initiated ‘The Malaysia My Second Home Program (MM2H)’.  Initially catering to foreigners who are seeking for a long term social visit in Malaysia, the programme now welcomes foreigners to reside and retire with a social visit pass in Malaysia.

The MM2H programme is becoming increasingly popular amongst the foreigners who plan to settle overseas, primarily because of the various facilities and privileges offered to them. Under the social visit pass, which is often for a period of 10 years and renewable, participants can travel freely in and out of Malaysia.  They are entitled to own property, purchase cars, apply for domestic help and avail education facilities for their children upto a certain age. Many people prefer continuing with work or investing in the career of their choice, all of which is facilitated under this programme.  A participant can register a business or opt for a part time employment in Malaysia as well.

Malaysia is bustling with tourists all around the year and even a period of 10 years falls short to discover this beautiful country entirely. Over this social visit to Malaysia, the participants can closely witness various cultures and their customs, participating in one of many workshops of the local tribes in Sarawak, East Malaysia. They can experience an array of adventurous activities, from trekking through the pristine rainforests or a boat tour of the mangroves in Langkawi. Over the weekends, one can escape into a luxurious lifestyle of Johor Bahru or simply head to Sunway Lagoon theme park in KL. For a day of thrills and fun, take a tour to Sipadan Island and discover the treasure trove of some of the most amazing wildlife species. Truly said, Malaysia is a land of endless opportunities and a treat to the eyes for everyone who visits.

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“For the past two consecutive years, Malaysia is the third best country to emigrate after Nicaragua and Panama, ranked by international living Inc. We look forward to welcome our friends from overseas to come and experience the unparalleled hospitality in Malaysia and feel at home”, says Mr. Manoharan Periasamy, Director-Tourism Malaysia, India.

You can expect fresh air, clean water and a relaxing lifestyle as well as first-world health care, modern infrastructure and friendly locals who speak English. Malaysia offers numerous options and reasons to retire from the hustle bustle of daily life. There’s no need to rush because you don’t need to be anywhere or accomplish your targets by a certain time.

Savor a quality life, come home to Malaysia.

 About Tourism Malaysia India

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Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, was established to promote Malaysia as a top-of-mind tourist destination showcasing Malaysia’s unique wonders, attractions and cultures; develop domestic tourism and enhance Malaysia’s share of the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Tourism Malaysia’s objective is to promote Malaysia as an outstanding tourist destination and make the tourism industry a major contributor to the socio-economic development of the nation. In India, Tourism Malaysia offices are conveniently located in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

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 In 2014, Malaysia celebrates its fourth VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR (VMY) with the theme “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia”. The VMY 2014 promotional campaign has started this year with a series of year-long special events and activities leading to VMY 2014. It will contribute to the Government’s target to receive 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020, as outlined in the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan (MTTP) 2020.

 

Women Power drives Tourism Malaysia’s Marketing initiative

Tourism Malaysia has announced appointment of three young women to drive its marketing initiative in India.

We from travelknots  welcome them on board.

Ratna Mehta, in her capacity as Marketing Manager of Tourism Malaysia will look after marketing and promotional activities for Tourism Malaysia with a concentrated focus on the Indian market. Through innovative marketing initiatives and ground level connect with the target audience; Mehta’s mandate will mainly entail promoting the brand and enhancing positive publicity for Malaysia among all stakeholders. Mehta comes with a vast experience in the travel trade sector from developing SOPs to quality control tools and has worked with some of the leading names in this sector.
Ratna Mehta, in her capacity as Marketing Manager of Tourism Malaysia will look after marketing and promotional activities for Tourism Malaysia with a concentrated focus on the Indian market. Through innovative marketing initiatives and ground level connect with the target audience; Mehta’s mandate will mainly entail promoting the brand and enhancing positive publicity for Malaysia among all stakeholders. Mehta comes with a vast experience in the travel trade sector from developing SOPs to quality control tools and has worked with some of the leading names in this sector.
With the primary objective of promoting travel to Malaysia, M.C. Kavitha’s role entails strengthening marketing efforts by liaising with top Corporate offices, Aviation Industry and Hospitality Industry, Embassies, Tourism Boards and Travel fraternity in and around South India.  She will also be responsible for driving numbers through implementation of Food and Cultural Promotions & Festivals, Tourism Malaysia’s participation in Travel exhibitions, Fairs and Travel Mart and conducting training workshops.
With the primary objective of promoting travel to Malaysia, M.C. Kavitha’s role entails strengthening marketing efforts by liaising with top Corporate offices, Aviation Industry and Hospitality Industry, Embassies, Tourism Boards and Travel fraternity in and around South India. She will also be responsible for driving numbers through implementation of Food and Cultural Promotions & Festivals, Tourism Malaysia’s participation in Travel exhibitions, Fairs and Travel Mart and conducting training workshops.
Tourism Malaysia announced the appointment of Sneha Rai as Marketing Executive for its Mumbai operations. Rai’s primary role will be to assist disseminate information to travel agents, tour operators, airlines, local and foreign media clubs associations to generate greater awareness and interest on Malaysia tourism products and attractions.  She will also be responsible for monitoring current trend and development in the tourism sector and assisting the marketing division in formulating strategies.
Tourism Malaysia announced the appointment of Sneha Rai as Marketing Executive for its Mumbai operations. Rai’s primary role will be to assist disseminate information to travel agents, tour operators, airlines, local and foreign media clubs associations to generate greater awareness and interest on Malaysia tourism products and attractions. She will also be responsible for monitoring current trend and development in the tourism sector and assisting the marketing division in formulating strategies.