The tourism industry aims to contribute RM115bil in revenue and provide two million jobs in 2015, said minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
“To achieve our 2015 target, our focus would be on attracting a larger share of high end travellers, capturing a bigger share of high growth segments and increasing the number of tourist arrivals,” said the Tourism Minister.
The segments identified were from Russia, India, China and Middle East.
Dr Ng said the 10th Malaysia Plan report recently unveiled by the Prime Minister targeted to improve Malaysia’s position to be within the top 10, in terms of global tourism receipts in 2015.
Regarding Kuala Lumpur, Dr Ng said the capital had the potential to become among the top five most livable cities in Asia, up from its current 11th ranking.
“To attract skilled human capital from overseas, Kuala Lumpur will be promoted as a city for those seeking quality and a varied lifestyle based on the environment, rich culture and a modern metropolis with a sophisticated infrastructure,” she said in her speech at the launching of the Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur on Jalan Perak on Thursday night.
Other cities, said Dr Ng, such as Georgetown, Johor Baru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu would also be made more attractive and livable with parks; public squares, walkways and waterfronts.
Source : STAR
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