|photo: Uzaidi Udanis facebook|
Its deputy president, Uzaidi Udanis said it was a great achievement for the association as the three-day fair attracted 12,508 visitors.
"We will be promoting a series of #GoDomestic events such as the Webinar Travel Fair and roadshows in Terengganu and Kedah.
"We are confident that the number of tourists will be higher this year due to rising tourist arrivals from China," he told reporters following a lion dance performance at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration here Wednesday.
The lion dance was performed by non-profit organisation Junwai Dragon and Lion Dance to welcome foreign tourists to MaTiC.
Meanwhile, Uzaidi said MITA welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's announcement on visa exemption for tourists from China from March 1 to Dec 31 this year.
"We hope to draw eight million tourists from China annually over the next five years, generating a revenue of RM22.1 billion to the country," he added.