Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tourism Malaysia to push ecotourism

VISIT Malaysia Year will be officially over on August 31, in conjunction with Malaysia's 51st year of independence.

From September through to 2009, Tourism Malaysia's will be promoting destinations with an emphasis on ecotourism.

New destinations to be promoted include highlands resorts such as Fraser's Hill and Cameron Highlands. Beach destinations such as Pangkor in Perak, Cherating in Pahang and Desaru in Johor will also be promoted aggressively to overseas markets.

Tourism Malaysia will still continue to promote annual events that have proven to be international crowd-pullers, such as Petronas Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix and the Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival, which drew a crowd of 22,000 over three days in July.

Other crowd-pulling events include Miri Jazz Festival in Sarawak's northern tourism hub of Miri and Penang World Music Festival, which will celebrate its third year in 2009.

Source : TTG
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