It’s another feather in our cap as Ipoh Echo was honoured by Tourism Malaysia in the online news category at its Media and Industry Appreciation Dinner held at Glasshouse at Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur recently.
Rosli Mansor, our senior graphic cum reporter, received the award on behalf of Ipoh Echo from Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia.
Some 350 guests from the media industry, local tourism industry players, social media content editors and writers, hoteliers, tourism associations, travel agents and tourism product owners were invited to share the special evening. The objective was to acknowledge the support and cooperation given by them throughout 2019.
Director-General of Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Musa Yusof noted the positive exposure on Malaysia provided by the Malaysian media and thanked them for their professionalism.
He also expressed gratitude to the industry players for promoting Malaysia internationally through the “Malaysia Truly Asia” brand, and domestically with the “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia” campaign.
“One of the major briefings we had for the industry was on the GAMELAN incentive. This refers to the matching grant aimed at assisting the tourism sector in enhancing their promotion and marketing efforts to increase domestic and international tourist arrivals to Malaysia. I’m very happy to see the positive response and I hope the industry will continue to take advantage of this initiative so that, together, we can promote Malaysia to the world,” Musa Yusof remarked.
He added, “I look forward to even closer working ties with everyone next year during the Visit Malaysia 2020 to welcome 30 million tourists and RM100 billion receipts. We should be proud to showcase to visitors from all over the world, Malaysia’s peace-loving, multi-cultural society, consisting of more than 200 ethnic communities who have lived in harmony all these years.”
A media trip around Kuala Selangor was organised in conjunction with the occasion featuring among others, the Sky Mirror also known as the Salar De Uyuni of Malaysia.