Standing out from the crowd at this year’s prestigious World Travel Market in London was the exhibition on Malaysia.
Visited by an impressive number of dignitaries including the High Commissioner, Dato Sri Zakaria Sulong, the colourful pavilion drew the attention of throngs of professionals from the travel sector and those looking for holiday inspiration.
As Director General of Tourism Malaysia Dato Mirza said, this fascinating Asian region is like nowhere else on earth yet offers the type of tourism experience many UK visitors are looking for.
World Travel Market
Having a presence at the World Travel Market is of key importance to any destination aiming to attract industry interest.
Launched in 1980, the fair has grown from an exhibition of the tourist product from 40 countries to an event which boasts 5, 000 exhibitors from 189 markets.
In short, it is one of the most important travel fairs on the calendar for the tourist sector.
Where to stay
Malaysia has a selection of accommodation for all tastes and budgets ranging from five star hotels to stays in family homes.
The region is also famous for water homes, holiday accommodation on stilts. Freedom Asia on the largest Malaysian water homes resort says that one such resort scheduled to open in Port Dickson at the end of 2014 is especially exceptional as it combines five-star luxury while incorporating elements of sustainable tourism.
Malaysia is an exotic mix of cultures and cuisines with fascinating ancient and modern architecture existing alongside beautiful beaches, jungles and wildlife.
This vibrant culture has everything that both a seasoned traveller and a budding adventurer could want for a memorable trip.
Sports tourism includes diving and trekking while visitors seeking retail therapy can enjoy everything from lively markets to world class designer outlets.
Culture vultures will not be disappointed either. Malaysia is home to scores of museums and galleries which provide an insight into local history and arts.
How to travel
Malaysia has as many travel and tour options as there are tourists.
For travellers seeking a holiday where all of the details are worked out Freedom Asia do packaged holidays in Malaysia, leaving visitors to enjoy holidaying without having to worry about taking care of matters themselves.
Of course, there is a lot of scope for self-planned travel too. When it comes to Malaysia, the world is your oyster!