Saturday, November 28, 2015

'A Journey Through Time' To Boost Malaysia Tourism Sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- The showcase, 'A Journey Through Time' by world watch and jewellery brands is expected to help the government achieve 26 million tourists with RM168 billion in revenue by 2020.

Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz said such an effort by the corporate sector is also in line with the government's effort to place Malaysia as a world shopping destination for luxury brands.

"I was pleased to know that this year, A Journey Through Time has evolved itself to become more inclusive by widening its target audience and reaching out to younger consumers.

"Since its inception nine years ago, it has included experiences that will appeal not only to seasoned collectors and watch and jewellery aficionados but also to beginners or those who are curious and wish to get to know the beautiful world of watch and jewellery," he said when speaking at the Tourism and Culture Gala Night: Watch and Jewellery of the Year Awards Presentation 2015, here Friday night.

Therefore, he said ministry would remain strong in support of such a prestigious event that is revered and anticipated by all watch and jewellery enthusiasts in Asia.

Therefore, he said the ministry would remain strong in support to such a prestigious event that is revered and anticipated by all watch and jewellery enthusiasts in Asia.

The tourism calendar event featured thousands of collections from 125 international watch and jewellery brands to showcase their special collections.

The event was held for eight days since Nov 20 until today at Starhill Gallery.

At the event, Hermes's Slim d'Hermes Perpetual Calendar watch was announced as the Ministry of Tourism and Culture's Most Revered Award 2015 recipient.

-bernama.

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