Reunited with my travel buddies. #mylabuanstory
During the welcome speech, Datuk Musa Yusof said "It seems fitting to end this successful year in this way as an acknowledgement of the strong support given by our media and industry partners for
He noted the positive exposure on Malaysia provided by the Malaysian media and thanked them for their professionalism. He also expressed gratitude to the industry players for promoting Malaysia internationally through the "Malaysia Truly Asia" brand, and domestically with the "Cuti-Cuti Malaysia" campaign.
He said, "By working together, we all reap the rewards from tourist arrivals and tourist expenditure, and along the way, reinforce Malaysia as a diverse, harmonious and beautiful tourist destination. Please continue to stand with us in ensuring the success of Visit Malaysia 2020," he urged.
Meanwhile, YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar said "Now that news can travel all over the globe thanks to social media platforms and the power of the Internet, media
He added, "I look forward to even closer working ties with everyone next year during the Visit Malaysia 2020 to welcome 30 million tourists and RM100 billion receipts. We should be proud to showcase to visitors from all over the world, Malaysia's peace-loving, multi-cultural society, comprising of more than 200 ethnic communities who have lived in
The Deputy Minister also said, "The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Tourism Malaysia are planning to kick off the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign in a big way. I take this opportunity to formally invite all of you to take part in welcoming the New Year and the 2020 campaign." According to him, the Malaysia Open House Christmas, New Year and the launch of Visit Malaysia 2020 will simultaneously be celebrated at Dataran Merdeka on 31 December.