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Second edition of Gulf Travel Show 2021 ends with resounding success

It was two days of great success as the first-ever virtual event in the region, the Gulf Travel Show 2021 with Tourism Malaysia as diamond partner in the second edition ended its final day with 40 plus exhibitors, over 2100  one to one meetings, 1500 visitors from  43 countries which included travel agents, tour operators, tourism boards, airlines, hotels, travel management companies, international agencies and media. Nasir Jamal Khan – CEO, Al Naboodah Travel, said, “Gulf Travel Show is the best platform to receive and share the latest industry updates. At present, there is no other platform that gives us this opportunity to convey messages and listen to each other. I saw the first edition, it was good, this edition is very good and I believe and I’m sure that the next edition will be either excellent or even better and continue to get better and better. Both yesterday and today, it was very constructive, I see more and more people willing and wishing to participate and connect with each other. UAE is a great example of how to tackle issues and how to bring business back to action. People should hear what we are doing in the UAE and how we have become one of the best or one of the top three countries in the world to open for tourism with strict precautions and policies in place.” Local and international industry leaders shared interesting views and opinions with their insightful and engaging panel discussions. A regular analysis is of utmost importance at this point in time and ForwardKeys brought this to the forefront with exclusive insights on the Gulf Travel Show. Tourism Malaysia, diamond partner for GTS 2021, …

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Tourism Malaysia meets media from ME and India at GTS 2021

The inaugural virtual press conference was held on the opening day at the Gulf Travel Show 2021 conducted by Tourism Malaysia. It started off with the promotional video for Malaysia Truly Asia, which transported you virtually from pristine beaches to amazing nature getaways, cultural splendor at Sarawak village, street food and fine dining options, theme parks with the longest water slide, and the famous Petronas tower describing the breathtaking destination of Malaysia. Mohamed Lotfy – PR & Communications from Tourism Malaysia Dubai office welcomed the media and introduced the speakers for the press conference. Opening remarks were made by Manoharan Periasamy – Senior Director of International Promotion Asia & Africa Division – Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, greeted the Middle East and Indian media for their presence. “It is good to connect with all of you for the first time from Middle East and India together at the second edition of the Gulf Travel Show. We participated in November 2020 for the first time at the Gulf Travel Show and due to the positive feedback received from the travel trade we pledged our support as a diamond partner at this second edition with 10 selected partners from Malaysia showcasing their many offerings for two whole days. It is a great opportunity to be with the industry players from Middle East and India as they are two of the key source markets; Middle East in top 5 and India in top 10. For this year, we are promoting the hashtag  #WeMissYou to the market indicating that we miss the tourists coming to our beautiful country and can’t wait to see them again at the Malaysian shore soon. Malaysia has already placed strict …

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Malaysia exhibits as diamond partner with 13 booths at GTS 2021

Tourism Malaysia pledged partnership for the second consecutive time at the second edition of the Gulf Travel Show on 31st March and 1st April 2021 as diamond partners. Tourism Malaysia will have its own pavilion with 13 booths consisting of Tourism Malaysia Dubai, Tourism Malaysia Jeddah, Tourism Malaysia India with 3 DMC/Tour Operator partners, and 7 hotels and resorts from different areas in the country. This platform will allow them to share the necessary precautions that they have implemented to ensure the safety of all travellers that will come when the borders open. Manoharan Periasamy, Senior Director of International Promotion Asia & Africa Division – Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board said, “India and Middle East market has been a key source market for us mainly due to the historical and traditional ties we have with them. Summer has always been a key Middle East market driver as we receive many travellers during this period whilst the month of May is the peak for Indian tourists. Over the past year, the pandemic however did hinder the situation, but now we are preparing once again to welcome our friends from India and the Middle East to a safer destination that would provide them what they require in terms of a secure, family-friendly holiday escape. Our partnership for the second consecutive time with the virtual event Gulf Travel Show provides us the opportunity to renew partnerships and seek new connections that will help us when the time is right.” Shahrin Mokhtar, Director of Tourism Malaysia – Dubai shared, “Tourism Malaysia Dubai, Jeddah & India join forces with major tourism partners to spearhead Malaysia promotion in Virtual Gulf Travel Show 2021. Tourism Malaysia has become …

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