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  • Malaysia bags Lonely Planet’s Best Family Destination Award

    New Delhi, INDIA — Malaysia has bagged the Best Family Destination Award at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2014.

    India Tourism Malaysia Director, Manoharan Periasamy said Lonely Planet recommendations were the most sought after by travellers and to be chosen by their readers made the award even more prestigious.  “It feels great to be honoured with this recognition.

    We have always promoted Malaysia as a destination that has something for everyone, especially families, who look for a wholesome experience to cater to the likes of every member of the family,” he said after receiving the award at a function held in Mumbai, Maharashtra recently.  Read More

  • VMY 2014 off to a strong start

    Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA — Tourist arrivals for the first quarter were positive, thus starting Visit Malaysia Year 2014 on a positive note.

    Malaysia welcomed a total of 7.09 million tourists in the first four months, which is about a 10% increase from the 6.45 million visitors who came to the country during the same period last year.

    Most of the tourists were from Singapore. Visitors from Indone­sia, Brunei and Thailand were also among the top five. Read More

  • Sustaining Islamic Tourism Good For Overall Growth Of Tourism Industry

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — Sustaining the development of Islamic tourism, a new segment that is growing rapidly, can contribute to the growth of the tourism industry not only in Malaysia but also globally, said Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Director-General, Datuk Mirza Mohammad Taiyab.

    He said other countries’ experiences showed that the sustainable factor was easier to incorporate at the initial stages of tourism development.

    He noted that leaving sustainability unchecked could boost the industry quickly but the issue of sustenance would arise and pulling back (from the growth) was difficult. Read More


    In effort to highlight the many unique Islamic festivals happening in Malaysia’s calendar every year, ITC recently released a new publication entitled “Guide to Islamic Festivals in Malaysia” featuring five most important events for Muslims in the country i.e. Awal Muharram, Maulidur Rasul, Ramadan, Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha.

    The colorful 16 pages booklet provides a simple yet comprehensive guide on the best ways to take part and experience Islamic festivals in Malaysia which include guide on common phrases, traditional cuisines served during Ramadan and Eid, the processions of Maulidur Rasul and Maal Hijrah as well as chances to participate in qurban in Malaysia. Read More


    ITC was recently in Jakarta attending the 1st OIC International Forum on Islamic Tourism 2014.

    Held on 2 & 3 June 2014 at Borobudur Hotel Jakarta, the inaugural Forum was organised by the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy of Indonesia following a resolution from the 8th Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers of OIC in Gambia in December 2013. Read More

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