For decades, tourism has been vital to Penang’s economy and also its self-identity. In September, the island will have a unique opportunity to showcase what it knows before representatives from nearly 70 countries.
George Town was selected earlier this year to host the fifth Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Forum (TPO), beating many other cities in the region which had lobbied hard for the honour. The forum will be attended by about 200 people, including mayors and government delegates, as well as industry players. Challenges faced will be discussed and dissected, and everyone will get the chance to share their views and experience.
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