Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018 14:32
KUANTAN: The Kuantan Wedding Fashion Night (KWFN), held for the first time recently, should be featured in the Pahang tourism calendar, said state women and family development, communications, and multimedia committee chairman Datuk Shahaniza Shamsuddin. She said that the event has potential to draw tourists, especially couples looking for attractive wedding packages for their big day.
“A wedding and reception with early and detailed planning are part of today's lifestyle to make it a memorable and perfect event,” she said when officiating at the event here. Shahaniza said the KWFN also provided an avenue for bridal boutique operators, not only from the Kuantan district but other districts as well, to promote their products and increase their income.
She said alongside the bridal boutique business, services such as printing of wedding invitation cards, photography, video recording and food catering were also available, thus forging networking among the industry operators. KWFN 2017, which was organized by the Teruntum Complex Malay Traders Association, involved the participation of 32 bridal boutique operators. – Bernama
Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:24
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has lauded Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for recognizing the potential of tourism to generate revenue for the country.
MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said the association is delighted that 2020 has been declared as the next Visit Malaysia Year and that a target of 36mill visitors has been set with a view to bringing in at least RM168bill in tourism receipts by 2020.
"Major events, such as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) will also be held in conjunction with VMY 2020.”
“MATTA had proposed funding for capacity building in the travel sector and RM2bil was allocated to SMEs for training programmes, grants and soft loans under SME Corp. The allocation of RM500 million on infrastructure development will strengthen rural tourism and homestay, including eco-tourism facilities like jetties, toilets, and signage."
He also said that that MATTA had also asked that incentives are currently given to inbound and domestic tour operators be continued and conditions eased to help new and small players.
“With eVisa regional hub expansion, Malaysia is certain to attract more visitors from
countries with access to this facility. The upgrading of international airports in Penang
and Langkawi, and domestic airports at Kota Bharu, Mukah and Sandakan will ensure
greater comfort and convenience to air travelers.”
“With the completion of the West Coast Expressway linking Banting to Taiping and making Lumut within 90 minutes of Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor's tourism is set for expansion and will now boom with duty-free statuses like Langkawi and Labuan. But developments must be properly planned and controlled, and pristine parts of the island maintained for tourism to be sustainable, as the island is much smaller than Langkawi or Penang. It is a haven for ecotourism,” he added.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/10/30/matta-lauds-tourism-friendly-proposals/#10Mv9AwvAeJ7OTpM.99