ATF 2019: Malaysia shows strong tourism presence


Datuk Ahmad Shah Hussein Tambakau, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia and Datuk Musa Yusof the Director General of Tourism Malaysia have shared Malaysia tourism highlights to the media at the NTO Media Briefing on 17 January 2019 at the Meeting Room of the Quang Ninh Exhibition Center, (QNEPEC).

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The Visit Sarawak and Visit Melaka campaigns are also highlighted this year, including Tourism Malaysia’s key upcoming events and initiatives, namely: ITB Partner Country titleship in March 2019, the 5th World Tourism Conference in August 2019 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and the Malaysia-China Cooperation Year in 2019-2020.

New products and hotels, i.e. Desaru Coast, Alila Dalit Bay, Sabah, and the world’s first Monopoly Hotel, are also underlined.

ATF is made up of various high-level events, including a meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers and a meeting of the ASEAN NTOs. YB Datuk Mohamaddin will attend various Bilateral Meetings of the ASEAN NTOs and Tourism Ministers such as the 22nd ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting, 18th ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Ministers Meeting (China, Japan & Republic of Korea), 7th ASEAN-India Tourism Ministers Meeting and the ASEAN Tourism Conference.

On 18 January 2019, a total of 18 Malaysian organisations have won the ASEAN Tourism Awards for ASEAN’s Best Sustainable Tourism Products Recognition for both rural and urban areas. The Malaysian winners are as follows:

3rd ASEAN Homestay Standard (2019-2021)
1. Pachitan Homestay, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
2. Ba’Kelalan Homestay, Sarawak
3. Misompuru Homestay, Kudat Sabah
4. Banghuris Homestay, Sepang Selangor
5. Rawa Homestay, Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan

2nd ASEAN Community Based Tourism Standard (2019-2021)
1. Koperasi Pembangunan Kampung Ulu Legong Berhad, Baling, Kedah
2. Min House Camp, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
3. Kadamaian Tourism Association, Kota Belud, Sabah

1st ASEAN Spa Services Standard (2019-2021)
1. The Banjaran Hotspring Retreat, Ipoh, Perak
2. Swasana Spa, Kuala Lumpur
3. Pangkor Laut Resort (Spa Village), Pangkor, Perak
4. Chill Chill Glenmarie, Shah Alam, Selangor
5. Jari Jari Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

1st ASEAN Public Toilet Standard (2019-2020)
1. Kuala Lumpur International Airport Public Toilet, Sepang, Selangor
2. Foh San Restaurant Public Toilet, Ipoh, Perak
3. Melaka Chinese Mosque Public Toilet, Krubong, Melaka
4. Pantai Rantau Abang Public Toilet, Dungun, Terengganu
5. Plaza Merdeka Shopping Centre Public Toilet, Kuching, Sarawak

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