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Tourism Malaysia attends International Travel Expo in HCMC
By Nhan Tam
Thursday,  Sep 6, 2018,14:17 (GMT+7)

Tourism Malaysia attends International Travel Expo in HCMC

By Nhan Tam

Sky Mirror is a unique tourist attraction in Malaysia with its shallow crystal water reflecting the sky just like a mirror - PHOTO: COURTESY OF TOURISM MALAYSIA

HCMC - The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) is participating in the International Travel Expo (ITE) 2018 in HCMC from now until September 8 to promote its tourist attractions and destinations for shopping, family fun, eco adventure, honeymoon, and luxury holiday.

It marks Malaysia’s ninth participation in the biggest travel trade show in Vietnam that gathers over 30,000 international, regional and local travel professionals and buyers.

The Malaysian booth features the country’s leading hotels and resorts, travel agents, tourism product owners, and airlines. During the three-day event, they are highlighting their tourism products and services that cater specially for the Vietnamese market.

To boost arrivals from Vietnam to Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia has also launched a joint promotion campaign with Vietnamese travel agents including Go Travel, TransViet Travel and Viettourist.

The campaign, running from August 25 to October 31, promotes new packages from HCMC to Malaysia, which introduce Malaysia’s family-friendly attractions, beach resorts, and heritage and fun experiences.

Particularly, Go Travel offers a four-day Kuala Lumpur-Sky Mirror tour at VND6,990,000 and a four-day Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh at VN6,490,000. TransViet Travel offers a four-day Putrajaya-Kuala Lumpur-Genting tour at VND5,990,000 while Viettourist has launched a three-day Kuala Lumpur-Genting shopping tour costing VND3,888,000.

According to Abdul Hadi Che Man, director of Tourism Malaysia in Vietnam, Vietnam is one of the most important tourism source markets for Malaysia.

There are over 150 weekly flights offering more than 28,000 seats between the two countries. New tourism products such as Sky Mirror and Ipoh Heritage tours are emerging trends this year.

“We aim to allow Malaysian tour operators to develop strategic partnerships with local travel agents and tour operators in Vietnam. This includes updates on the latest development of new destinations and products in Malaysia,” he said.

Data of Tourism Malaysia shows Vietnam ranked eighth in terms of tourist arrivals to Malaysia as of June 2018. Driven by a growing economy, strong air travel connectivity between the two countries as well as various tourism offerings in Malaysia, tourist arrivals from Vietnam to Malaysia have grown strongly. In the first half of 2018, Malaysia received nearly 185,000 tourists from Vietnam, an increase of 51.7% compared to the same period last year.

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