Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Chairman of Tourism Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen is paying a working visit to Vietnam and Laos from 31 March to 5 April, to publicise the Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest) 2015 and promote Malaysia as a top-of-mind travel destination.
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng will be meeting Ho Chi Minh City’s travel agents on 1 April and Danang’s travel agents on 2 April before travelling to Laos to meet the travel agents in Vientiane on 4 April.
The working visit aims to strengthen the presence of Malaysia in Vietnam and Laos, and to keep its counterparts in both countries abreast of its latest tourism developments, including its new tourism marketing direction.
Tourism Malaysia also wants to build a stronger relationship with travel agents from Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, and Vientiane, as well as to promote the Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest) 2015. Besides that, the visit also aims to encourage local travel agents to work closer with their Malaysian counterparts to develop creative and innovative holiday packages to Malaysia.
During the visit, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng will also visit Tourism Malaysia offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Vientiane.
In 2014, tourist arrivals from Vietnam to Malaysia recorded a growth of 21.2% with 285,716 tourists, generating RM560 million in tourist receipts.
Malaysia received a total of 26,627 tourists from Laos in 2014.