Malaysia Tourism strongly participates in the largest trade and consumer travel show in the Gulf region, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) through a big tourism delegation consists of 143-member.
The highly anticipated annual event will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in UAE from 5 – 8 May 201. The delegation will continue the promotion trip to Qatar and Jordan.
Malaysia Tourism will reviews during the 4 days exhibition the most important achievements of Tourism industry last year together with the great facilities offered by the country for visitors from the Middle East region as well as the future plans in attracting more Arab tourists, and will also answer questions and queries from journalists of all newspapers and magazines, local, Arab and international ones.
Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, invites nationals of the Gulf States and Arab tourists to benefit from the privileges and facilities provided by his country.
The Minster expressed his optimism on the results of this year ATM, and said: ” We are more confident in this forum to achieve our ambitions of the previous forums, “noting that the number of incoming tourists from the Middle East to Malaysia is on the rise, thanks to a continuous policy adopted by our Government to provide the best services for Arab tourists.”
Malaysia’s participation in ATM for the 22nd time this year is a clear demonstration of the country’s commitment and efforts in attracting more tourists, particularly from West Asia, to its shores.
Leading the Malaysian delegation to ATM is Minster of tourism, Director General and more VIP.
This year’s delegation comprises of 81 participant (143 members), as 41 hotels, 21 tour operators, 13 Tourism organization, and 6 tourism products.
A cocktail reception for the buyers, travel agents and media will be held on 5th May, at the Malaysia Pavilion.
Other programmes in Dubai include courtesy calls to heads of airlines, as well as several interviews with Arab media, launching the Golden Holidays packages by Malaysia Airlines, and launching of (experience Penang, a Muslim Travel Guide 2014), and launching Malaysia brochure by Explore the Wonders,
Besides participating in ATM, some of the Malaysian delegates are expected to join Tourism Malaysia in its sales mission to Qatar and Jordan. The sales mission aims to further strengthen Malaysia’s presence in the market.
A gala dinner is scheduled to be held at both destinations to give guests a glimpse of the tourism attractions in Malaysia. Besides that, courtesy calls and meetings with tourism players will also be carried out.
The ATM is indeed an ideal platform for the Malaysian delegation to network and form strategic alliances with travel trade buyers from the Gulf region. At the same time, it will help strengthen the presence of Malaysia in the region.