“Malaysia’s Premier Travel Fair” will showcase a wide range of domestic and international holiday packages.
Around nine local and foreign national tourist organisations, 16 travel agencies, and 12 travel-related service organisations are among those taking up the 150 booths this July.
MATTA chairman Kathryn Lee said she believed that this year’s fair would be well received despite the current economic recession and the A(H1N1) flu scare.
“We strongly believe that the current flu scare and the recession will not affect the tourism sector significantly,” she said, expressing confidence that holidaymakers would take advantage of holiday promotions.
Johor Tourism Malaysia director Norida Kamarudin said statistics from early this year showed an increase of at least 2.2% in foreign tourists arrivals compared to last year.
“From January to March this year, there have been 5.46 million tourists visiting our country,” she said.
Source : STAR
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