Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tourism Malaysia Participates In Kazakhstan International Travel Fair 2017
ALMATY, 19 APRIL 2015: The Deputy Director General of Tourism Malaysia (Planning), Dato’ Chong Yoke Har, is spearheading a weeklong sales mission to Almaty, Kazakhstan, beginning 16 April. The visit is in conjunction with the country’s participation in the Kazakhstan International Travel Fair (KITF) 2017, which is a leading travel and tourism trade exhibition in Central Asia, happening from 19-21 April.
This year marks Malaysia’s 16th year of participation in KITF, which is a testament of its commitment to make the country a premier destination for travellers from the Commonwealth of Independent State (CIS) countries, and other countries in the Central Asian region. This event also acts as a prelude to Malaysia’s participation in the upcoming Astana World Expo 2017, happening from June to September.
Dato’ Chong launched the Malaysia Pavilion at KITF 2017 earlier today, before addressing the media at a press conference to update them on the latest tourist attractions and tourism developments in Malaysia. After the press conference, she hosted the KITF 2017 Networking Dinner at the Tsarevich Banquet Hall, Almaty to network and show Tourism Malaysia’s appreciation for the local tour operators and media who have given their support to promote Malaysia.
On 20 April, Tourism Malaysia Almaty and Sunway Hotel Resort will work together to organize a tourism seminar and welcome dinner to promote the latest tourism products and offerings from Malaysia, as well as Sunway Hotel and Resort.
Throughout her visit, Dato’ Chong will meet with various industry players and local media to update them on Malaysia’s latest tourism products and offerings, as well as inform them of Malaysia’s participation in the Astana World Expo 2017.
In 2016, Malaysia welcomed a total of 26,757,392 international tourists of which 10,717 were from Kazakhstan.