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Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2013
The participants of Tourism Malaysia Directors Conference 2013 forged closer ties with members of the media today through a one-day product update.The tour was organised by Tourism Malaysia to provide a hands-on experience of the country’s latest tourism offerings, besides promoting healthy living.
The participants of the conference, comprising Tourism Malaysia overseas directors, state directors, marketing officers, and its PR agencies, started the day with the media in a healthy way by cycling from Putra Square in Putrajaya to Upper Bisa Wetland for birdwatching.
More than 50 species of birds have been recorded at the Upper Bisa Wetland area and its main attraction is the waterbirds. About 12 species of these waterbirds have been found here and up to a few hundred waterbirds can be seen nesting during the main nesting season from June to December.
After that, the participants proceeded to Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel for a basic health screening, which covered blood sugar level, cholesterol, blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI), offered by the National Heart Institute. It is aimed to raise the awareness among the participants on the risk of heart disease.
Besides the health screening, they also attended a talk by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC).After the health session, they were treated to lunch by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) at Marina Putrajaya, where they also enjoyed a presentation on KLIA2 by its Senior General Manager of Operation Service Dato’ Azmi Murad.
The participants then proceeded to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery at Klang to learn more about the rich history and heritage of the Selangor Sultanate. The last destination of their tour was i-City in Shah Alam, where a dinner was hosted by its Director Monica Ong. After that, the participants visited the latest attractions in I-City, namely Snow Walk, Red Carpet Interactive Wax Museum, Trick Art Museum, Water World and House of Horror.
The Tourism Malaysia Directors Conference 2013 is being held from 1 to 6 December for the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and senior officials of Tourism Malaysia to meet for annual consultations. Among the objectives of the conference are to brief the participants on Tourism Malaysia promotional plan and to accelerate marketing efforts in promoting next month’s Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014.
The grand launch of VMY 2014 is scheduled to take place on 4 January 2014 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. An official website, www.vmy2014.com, has also been developed to exclusively feature comprehensive information and details of this much anticipated event.