Tourism Malaysia (Perak) bade farewell to their Director, Ahmad Kamarudin Yusoff (pic, third from right), who now assumes the post as head of the Tourism Malaysia office in Milan, Italy.

The outgoing director thanked Tourism Malaysia (Perak) staff for their support during his brief tenure as director of the Perak chapter. Perak has a special place in his heart and he would continue to promote the state when in Italy.

Ahmad Kamarudin Yusoff, former director of Tourism Malaysia (Perak)

“Let’s bring the Italians to Perak,” he proclaimed to the rousing cheers of the audience. Ahmad had previously worked at the East Asia Tourism Malaysia office before being transferred to the training unit of Tourism Malaysia. He took over as Director of Tourism Malaysia (Perak) in June 2013.

The function, held at Syuen Hotel, Ipoh recently, was also attended by Ahmad’s replacement, Hj Ibrahim Seddiqi bin Talib. Ibrahim is a seasoned veteran in the tourism industry, having worked in different capacities during the course of his career. He was in Tourism Malaysia’s training unit for 10 years and was directly involved in Visit Malaysia Year 2007. He cherishes hopes of achieving the 5.6-million tourists target set for Perak during Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

The new director thanked the media for their support. “The cooperation between the tourism sector and the media plays a vital role in enhancing the industry,” he said.

Kumar