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Tourism Malaysia Ho Chi Minh Thanks Vietnam Travel Trade Partners

April 29, 2014 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Tourism Malaysia Ho Chi Minh City recently organised an ‘Appreciation Luncheon with Vietnam Travel Trade 2014’ on 18th April 2014 at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Luncheon was hosted by Y.B. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

Among the dignitaries who graced the event were Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thuy Duong, Deputy Director of Representative office of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City together with others representatives from local authorities in Ho Chi Minh City and Mr. Shazryll Zahiran, Consul General of Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh City.

YB Senator Dato’ Maznah Mazlan, Deputy Chairman of Tourism Malaysia and Y.Bhg. Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia and Mr. Syed Yahya Syed Othman, Acting Director of International Marketing (Southeast Asia) and Mr. Ahmad Zaki Mohd Salleh, Director of Tourism Malaysia in Vietnam were also present.

This special luncheon aimed to showcase Malaysia’s appreciation to the travel trade fraternity and media for their strong support and assistance in promoting Malaysia as a top-of-mind holiday destination to Vietnamese, especially with the Visit Malaysia Year celebrations and to boost awareness of VMY 2014 in the market.

In his speech, YB Minister stressed on the importance of Vietnam market to Malaysia and highlighted major events and activities in Malaysia in 2014 from sports and culture to festivals and arts, reflecting a celebration of the diverse lifestyles and customs of Malaysia.
A token of appreciation was also given by the Minister to the top 10 travel agents in Ho Chi Minh City for contributing to the promotion of Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

The luncheon was held in conjunction with YB Minister’s attendance at the 11th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting in Hue from 18 – 22 April 2014.

Vietnam is among Malaysia’s top 15 generating markets with 2013 showing a growth of 11.17 per cent from 211,008 arrivals in 2012 to 235,700 in 2013.

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