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Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka Set to Welcome More Chinese Tourists

On 29 January 2017, Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka collaborated in giving a special welcome to the passengers of China Southern Airlines flight CZ349 that flown in from Guangzhou, China, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. Representing Melaka to welcome the passenger were no less than the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris Haji Haron and state dignitaries, while Malaysia Airports were represented by the Managing Director Datuk Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali and wife Datin Rogayah Ibrahim, including Malaysia Airports officials. Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris stated that China is an important source market for Melaka’s tourism industry. ADVERTISEMENTS “8.3% of the total tourist arrivals to the state in 2016 was from China. In […]

On 29 January 2017, Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka collaborated in giving a special welcome to the passengers of China Southern Airlines flight CZ349 that flown in from Guangzhou, China, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. Representing Melaka to welcome the passenger were no less than the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris Haji Haron and state dignitaries, while Malaysia Airports were represented by the Managing Director Datuk Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali and wife Datin Rogayah Ibrahim, including Malaysia Airports officials. Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris stated that China is an important source market for Melaka’s tourism industry. ADVERTISEMENTS “8.3% of the total tourist arrivals to the state in 2016 was from China. In […]

On 29 January 2017, Malaysia Airports and Tourism Melaka collaborated in giving a special welcome to the passengers of China Southern Airlines flight CZ349 that flown in from Guangzhou, China, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.

Representing Melaka to welcome the passenger were no less than the Right Honourable Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris Haji Haron and state dignitaries, while Malaysia Airports were represented by the Managing Director Datuk Mohd. Badlisham Ghazali and wife Datin Rogayah Ibrahim, including Malaysia Airports officials.

Datuk Seri Utama Ir. Haji Idris stated that China is an important source market for Melaka’s tourism industry.

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“8.3% of the total tourist arrivals to the state in 2016 was from China. In 2017, Melaka is targetting to receive 7.5 million tourist arrival, out of which 1.5 million of them would be from China, which the state is heading towards (in receiving such number),” he stated.

To further increase Melaka’s appeal as a veritable tourism destination, the state also developed its own mobile app that features all 755 attractions in Melaka for travellers to explore, alongside the augmented reality game called “Melaka 755 Quest” that travellers can play from 1 January until 30 June 2017 to win prizes.

Datuk Badlisham concurred that Malaysia benefits greatly from the increase of tourist arrivals from China, which the country expects to receive up to 8 million annually by 2020.

“As custodians of several major gateways into the country, Malaysia Airports continue to enhance its efforts in bringing joyful Malaysian experience to all travellers by showcasing Malaysian cultural performances and local cuisines,” he stated.

Throughout 2017, Malaysia Airports also works with other state tourism organisations besides Melaka to create memorable experience for travellers, especially since the organisation also celebrates its 25th year anniversary.

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