Thursday, October 08, 2009

DBKL Announces Incentive To Encourage MICE Events

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on Wednesday announced six incentives to encourage meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) organisers to bring in more foreign delegations here.

Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail said the incentive package was to support the recognition given by the government on the importance of the MICE sector and its contribution to the tourism industry.

The incentives include making available official invitation letter from the Mayor as a show of support for international events, and giving rent and fee exemptions for putting up buntings and temporary billboards.

There will also be free-of-charge cultural shows during opening dinner of MICE events, free promotion at the newly set up VisitKL website at, as well as other forms of assistance such as security and traffic management throughout the programmes.

Ahmad Fuad said DBKL would also offer manpower to help organisers hold successful events.

He said Kuala Lumpur was among the preferred destinations for MICE events as the cost of organising them was cheaper here compared to other cities in the region.

On the VisitKL website, he said, it served as a guide for tourists.

"The website contains important information such as city guides, accommodations, tourist attractions, location of shopping centres and so on," he said.

Source : Bernama
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