The team at the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau.
The future of business tourism is in the hands of the newly formed Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau.
At the Ninth China MICE Industry Golden Chair Awards ceremony held in Beijing in April 2016, Malaysia was voted among the top 10 best international destinations for business tourism.
According to Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz, Malaysia is targeting to draw 30.5 million tourists or RM103bil in tourist receipts this year. In 2015 the tourism industry was the second highest private investment contributor at RM24.5bil and the third largest GNI contributor at RM67.1bil, according to news reports. Tourist arrivals for January to June 2016 have been recorded to be five per cent higher than for the same period the year before.
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