30 tour operators and product owners take part in selling 100% domestic packages in this travel fair
TOURISM Malaysia DG Datuk Musa Yusof last Friday officiated the Cuti-cuti Malaysia Travel Fair 2019 at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya.
The travel fair was held as part of Tourism Malaysia’s ongoing effort to stimulate growth in the domestic tourism industry, as well as to increase awareness on local tourism products in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign.
The Cuti-cuti Malaysia Travel Fair 2019 was a three-day event held from Nov 1 to 3, 2019. A total of 30 tour operators and product owners took part in selling 100% domestic packages in this travel fair which was estimated to generate total sales of RM1 million.
“We would like to attract Malaysians, especially the locals residing in Putrajaya and the Klang Valley to take this opportunity to select the best domestic packages offered at very reasonable prices,” said Musa during the press conference for the programme.
The exhibitors who were invited to participate in this programme consisted of industry players such as travel agencies, tour operators and hoteliers who sold attractive packages that included tours to various destinations in Malaysia.
In order to encourage purchases during this programme, visitors who bought packages with a minimum value of RM500 were entitled to redeem an exclusive merchandise from Tourism Malaysia.
In addition to the sale of domestic packages, visitors also got the chance to meet and greet local celebrities such as Alif Satar, Zahirah Macwilson, Marsha Milan, Izzue Islam and Adeline Tsen who took part in promoting the event.
The travel fair was also replete with entertainment including colourful cultural performances, fun colouring contest for kids and a Beyblade competition.
Musa added that the programme was hoped to help increase domestic trips which will in turn stimulate the growth of the domestic tourism industry in line with Malaysia’s goal to become a premier tourist destination for both local and international travellers.