Mumbai: Tourism Malaysia launched the much anticipated VisitMalaysia 2020 campaign, in a 3-city roadshow covering three main cities of India, namely Amritsar, Mumbai & Hyderabad from July 21 to 27, 2019. A total number of 37 participants from Malaysia comprising a combination of 16-travel agents, 4-product owners, 9- hotels, 3 airlines and 5 others combine together to share the latest development of Malaysian tourism, and also to announce the Visit Malaysia year in 2020.
There was a special briefing on VISA, presentation by product owners and lucky draws. Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Director, Tourism Malaysia Mumbai said, “we are happy to host VisitMalaysia 2020 Roadshow in Mumbai because this will enable us to do a quality networking with the Travel Trade fraternity and to boost Indian tourist footfalls to Malaysia.
The VM2020 roadshow emphasizes India as main potential market for the country. In 2018, 600,311 (+8.6 per cent) Indian tourists visited Malaysia and spent almost RM 2.7 billion. Statistic from January until May 2019 show that a total of 2,95,609 with the growth of 15.5 per cent Indian visited Malaysia compared to same period last year.
Many development took place from south to north of Malaysia, in addition to Borneo’s wonderful natural landscape. For instance, in state of Johor, there are new attractions in Desaru Coast – an integrated beach destination spanning 3,900 acres where tourists can enjoy golfing at the renowned Els Club, stay in Hard Rock, the Westin or other beach hotels, or have fun at the water theme park with one of the biggest wave pools in the world! In latest addition, the interactive sea aquarium in Legoland Malaysia, the Sea Life has some 13,000 fishes and 120 types of species on display.
More fun await families or thrill-seekers, as many new indoor entertainment parks are booming, like Superpark in Avenue K, My Best Box in Berjaya Times Square, Futureland Fun Zone in Sunway Pyramid, and VR’s hotspot the Rift in Mid Valley Mega Mall and Skytropolis in Genting.