Malaysia To Attract Tourism Industry Players From Around The Globe To Global Travel Market 2021, Says Tourism Malaysia | Malaysia

A tourist takes a photo of Pulau Dayang Bunting in Langkawi on September 26, 2021. – Photo by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUALA LUMPUR, November 1 – After nearly two years of global travel restrictions, Malaysia is sending a strong message to promote the country as a safe holiday destination during its participation in the 2021 World Travel Market (WTM) which has started today, according to Tourism Malaysia.

In a statement, he said that at WTM 2021, tourism industry players around the world will get the latest information on travel to Malaysia, especially the first international tourism bubble in Langkawi for international tourists fully vaccinated without quarantine required from November 15.

“Tourism Malaysia believes that the WTM is an important platform to showcase new and upcoming Malaysia tourist attractions that meet the needs of the UK and European markets,” the statement added.

Tourism Malaysia Managing Director Datuk Zainuddin Abdul Wahab is optimistic that this year, which is Tourism Malaysia’s 40th year at WTM, will allow the agency to reconnect with its partners and forge new relationships.

“The WTM continues to be an important platform for us (Tourism Malaysia) to promote Malaysia’s extensive tourism offering and introduce new and upcoming tourist attractions that we believe will appeal to the European market,” a- he declared.

Malaysia’s High Commissioner-designate to the UK Zakri Jaafar said through the event, Malaysia looks forward to restoring confidence among international travel agencies to promote and sell the country’s tourist attractions.

“Our participation will provide tourism industry players around the world the opportunity to get the latest information on travel to Malaysia,” he said.

The press release says WTM 2021 is physically welcoming its attendees to ExCel London from today through November 3, ahead of the virtual meeting on November 8 and 9 via the WTM London virtual platform.

Tourism Malaysia will be joined at the stand by partners from Pahang and private sector representatives from Malaysia Airlines and Berjaya Hotels.

“Virtually a total of 10 organizations will participate in the event, comprising four tour operators, two state tourism boards, three hotels and resorts and one product owner,” Tourism Malaysia said.

The statement said Tourism Malaysia is also working with international airlines to increase connectivity with Malaysia.

Currently, Malaysia Airlines operates twice a week for flights from London to Kuala Lumpur until the end of December 2021. The frequency is expected to increase to five times a week between January and March 2022, the statement added. – Bernama

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