Tourism Malaysia will be present at this year’s edition of the Arabian Travel Market, which kicks off on April 28 at the Dubai World Trade Centre and concludes on May 1, 2019.
Leading the Malaysia delegation will be the country’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, YB Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi. The delegation will comprise representatives from over 50 key travel industry stakeholders, including 33 hotels, 15 tour operators, six tourism products and three state officials.
During the show, all attendees will strongly promote the country’s tourism offerings to travellers from the GCC, complementing the objectives of the Visit Malaysia 2020 initiative, which aims to attract over 30 million tourists by the year 2020 and approximately $24.2 billion in tourist receipts.
Director, Tourism Malaysia, Shahrin Mokhtar declared: “We are delighted to further strengthen our presence at this year’s ATM, which remains one of the key annual events on the global travel and tourism industry calendar. The attendance of Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture highlights the importance of the Middle Eastern market to our plans to boost visitor arrivals. As a Muslim-majority country, our shared cultural ties position Malaysia as one of Southeast Asia’s most visitor-friendly destinations for tourists from the region. We are confident that our participation will serve to further strengthen business ties and inspire more travellers to discover our wonderful country.”
Tourism Malaysia’s participation in ATM 2019 forms part of a wider GCC roadshow encompassing visits to Kuwait City, Muscat and Sharjah.