To boost awareness of “VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR 2014” the Malaysia Tourism Board held a Gala Night at Cebu Grand Ballroom, Marco Polo Plaza Hotel last October 11. In the year 2014, Tourism Malaysia will celebrate its fourth VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR (VMY) with the theme “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia”.
Tourism Malaysia is encouraging Filipinos to visit their country. Last year, a total of 508,774 Filipinos visited Malaysia and this year, Tourism Malaysia is aiming for almost 520,000 Filipino tourists to visit Malaysia.
Fazdila Mansor, Director of Tourism Malaysia Manila is inviting Filipinos to visit VMY 2014 as they hope to make their country a preferred destination to the Philippine market.
She also shared that Malaysia is ranked as the 10th most popular tourism destination in the world.
The event was attended by Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, with his wife , Mrs. Jobel Angan-Davide , Former Region VII Department of Tourism Director Dawnie Roa, travel trade members and the media.
Governor Davide thanked the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board for inviting him to the gala dinner. “The Provincial Administration of Cebu recognizes tourism as a key trigger to economic development not just in a specific community for tourist destination but to the province as a whole.” Davide added.
The Gala Night Dinner was held to thank the media and travel trade members for their support in promoting Malaysia. (Lee Dela Cerna)