Tourism Malaysia to attract 700,000 Chinese tourists in 2007
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia plans to attract about 700,000 Chinese during the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 by setting up more Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) offices in China. Currently, Tourism Malaysia has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou.
And Tourism Malaysia is aiming for more in the Northern parts of mainland China.Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Donald Lim said that the e-visa arrangement with China was supposed to take off this year to avoid congestion at the airport. But the delay in discussions has stalled this initiative.
He hoped that the e-visa could be introduced before the Visit Malaysia Year 2007. For the first half of this year, about 250,000 Chinese had visited Malaysia compared to 350,000 for the whole of last year.
Source : TravelWeekly
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