Petaling Jaya, 10 June 2015 – It was an auspicious day at KidZania Kuala Lumpur as another establishment was successfully launched within KidZania in the form of a mini Tourism Malaysia Tourist Information Centre (TIC). Gracing the event was the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) Secretary General YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong Hong Peng, who officiated the launch event together with Susanah Abdul Rani, Governor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur and Singapore with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the KidZania theatre.

Working together with Tourism Malaysia as a smart partner, the mini Tourism Malaysia TIC aims to instil the interest of travelling among children, particularly in exploring domestic destinations. It also teaches children about how to plan family vacations to domestic destinations, besides educating them on the importance of the tourism industry. It is anticipated that children would be excited after their role-playing experience, sharing about it and learn about Malaysian destinations with family and friends.

The concept of the Tourism Malaysia TIC revolves around children being in an environment similar to an actual Tourism Malaysia TIC, with activities such as creating tour packages and tour itineraries. Children will be exposed to local destinations and learn to create detailed planned holiday travels. Activities such as these would assist participating children in developing and organising their strategic and creative thinking skills.

“The establishment of this TIC in KidZania is a great platform to educate the young generation about the important role of tourism in the nation’s economy,” said YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Ong.

”Tourism is a people-oriented industry and through this new establishment, we would like to be able to instil in children the confidence and ability required to manage large groups of people; while also exposing them to the workings of one of the world’s fastest growing industries. As KidZania is a city for children, a tourism centre is truly a welcome addition as KidZania aspires and to continually provide a realistic city environment where children can work, participate in an economy and contribute to society and we at KidZania would like to take the opportunity to thank Tourism Malaysia for embarking on a new and exciting journey with us,” stated Susanah.

Named the ‘Best Experience for Children’ in Expatriate Lifestyle’s Best of Malaysia Awards 2014 for the second consecutive year running, KidZania Kuala Lumpur continuously look at opportunities to expose children to new experiences and endless smart partnerships.

For more information, visit www.kidzania.com.my or call the KidZania CareLine at 1 300 88 KIDZ (5439) or get connected with KidZania through Facebook at www.fecebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur or tweet us at @KidZaniaKL.

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