A two-day travel fair aimed at reviving the tourism industry kicked off on Saturday at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The regular event organized by the Malaysian Association of Travel and Travel Agencies (MATTA) had to be postponed after the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Various countries set up stands at the fair to provide information and offer travel and vacation packages.
After a 21-month hiatus due to the pandemic, the fair is back for the 49th time, with regional countries represented by South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Japan.
Turkey was the only non-regional country featured on the show, according to the Turkish Embassy in Malaysia, and it was a source of great pride.
East Malaysian State President Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji bin Noor and Interior Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Sr Haji Safar Bin Untog as well as Turkish Ambassador to Malaysia Merve Safa Kavakci visited the booth Turkish.
Malaysian officials have received information on post-pandemic travel conditions in Turkey.
“Malaysia is an important tourist center in the region. Our country also has a similar leadership in its geography. It is important that the two friendly countries also cooperate in this field, share experiences and join forces, especially in the context of the booming concept of halal tourism in the world. For this, we are working with our Malaysian friends, ”the ambassador told Anadolu agency.
During the two-day fair, the Kuala Lumpur Culture and Promotion Advisor will provide information on tourism destinations and products in Turkey and respond to customer inquiries on post-pandemic travel conditions.
Tourism organizations at the Turkish booth will inform attendees about Black Sea and Southeast Anatolian vacation packages, as well as the destinations of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Konya, which attract a lot of attention in Malaysia.