Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tourism Malaysia gets new chairman

FORMER Tourism Ministry secretary-general, Datuk Dr Victor Wee Eng Lye, has been appointed Chairman of Tourism Malaysia’s Board of Directors, effective May 6.

Datuk Dr Wee was the secretary-general of the Tourism Ministry from August 2004 until his retirement from civil service in 2008.

During his tenure as secretary-general of the Ministry of Tourism, Datuk Dr Wee directed the formulation and implementation of the National Tourism Policy, National Eco-Tourism Plan and National Rural Tourism Master Plan, as well as the programmes of 17 State Tourism Action Councils to make Malaysia a prime tourist destination.
He was also the chairman and overall coordinator for the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2007 campaign, which produced a 19.5% hike in tourist arrivals in 2007 compared to the previous year.

In the international arena, Datuk Dr Wee is currently the chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) programme committee.

Source : TTG
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