Strengthening Malaysia-China Ties Through Tourism

Malaysia’s tourism industry currently ranks as the second largest foreign exchange earner after the export of manufactured goods and as such, Malaysia has targeted to attract more than four million Chinese tourists each year in order to generate more revenue for industry players in Malaysia.

However, the shortage of Mandarin speaking tourist guide have been a plaguing issue here in Malaysia, and realizing how important it is to accomodate the tourists from China, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia has decided to strengthen the diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China further by granting Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) temporary Mandarin-speaking tour guide licences to accommodate the high number of Chinese tourist arrivals.

MITA Press Conference at Renaissance KL

Speaking at the press conference a couple of days ago in Renaissance Kuala Lumpur, MITA president,Mr. Uzaidi Udanis.

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According to MITA president Mr. Uzaidi Udanis, MITA is committed to ensure that its members give top-notch service and support to all tourists, especially from China.

Definitely a great news to the tourism industry players in Malaysia and aspiring tourist guides. I for one, is looking forward to be a host in 2017 and welcome more tourists from China and the rest of the world.

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