Tourism Malaysia’s roadshow to boost international arrivals from Down Under

by AKMAR ANNUAR / pic source: tourism.gov.my

TOURISM Malaysia embarked on a roadshow to Australia from Aug 21-27, 2022, to reconnect and create new travel partners to boost tourist arrivals to Malaysia.

Supported by Malaysia Airlines Bhd and headed by Tourism Malaysia senior deputy director Noor Azlan Abu Bakar, the roadshow’s delegation consists of state tourism boards, travel operators, hoteliers and medical tourism industry players.

“We are excited to re-establish networking after a two-year hiatus to drive travel interest to Malaysia.

“This roadshow presents a platform for Malaysian partners to share their latest offerings and we look forward to strengthening business relationships with our Australian counterparts.

“Australia remains a key market for Malaysia. In 2019, we welcomed 368,281 arrivals from Australia, and more than 80% of Australian tourists came to Malaysia for holidays,” he said in a statement.

Malaysian sellers and Australian buyers participate in the travel mart session, destination presentation and networking dinner in the cities of Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Malaysia’s latest attractions include the newly opened outdoor theme park — Genting SkyWorld — and the magnificent Merdeka 118 Tower in Kuala Lumpur.

To enter Malaysia, fully-vaccinated travellers no longer have to undergo quarantine or pre-departure and on-arrival Covid-19 tests, including children aged 17 and below.

There are currently 121 weekly direct flights from Australia to Malaysia via Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia and Batik Air, with a seating capacity of 31,600.