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Malaysia's virtual pavilion shines at Gulf Travel Show

DUBAI, October 17, 2021

Tourism Malaysia participated at the third edition of the Gulf Travel Show (GTS) from October 12-14. 
 
As a platinum partner, Malaysia had its own virtual pavilion with 13 booths consisting of Tourism Malaysia Dubai, Tourism Malaysia Jeddah, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), together with three destination management companies (DMC)/ tour operator partners, one product partner, as well as five hotels and resorts from the island of Langkawi.
 
Following this year’s participation, Manoharan Periasamy, the Senior Director of Tourism Malaysia’s International Promotion Division for Asia & Africa said that GTS 2021 was a platform that allowed industry players to share the development and implementation of safety for domestic and international travellers while re-opening the borders, especially for the Middle East market.
 
“Malaysia has successfully completed the vaccination of more than 90 per cent of its adult population against Covid-19, and as a result, domestic tourism has fully re-opened effective October 11. In the meantime, Tourism Malaysia is gearing up to welcome more tourists and also promoting the #WeMissYou campaign ahead of the reopening of our international borders,” said Periasamy.
LADA Chief Executive Officer Nasaruddin Bin Abdul Muttalib said: “On September 16, the government announced the re-opening of Langkawi as the pilot project for Malaysia’s domestic travel bubble, aimed at reviving the nation’s tourism industry. 
 
"Langkawi has become the first holiday destination in Malaysia to open its doors to domestic tourists who are fully vaccinated. The visitors are also subject to the standard operating procedures compliance and are required to go through Covid-19 screening tests before entering Langkawi.”-TradeArabia News Service



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