Malaysia to organise IMT-GT trip to boost tourism sector

By TIN Media | Tourism Malaysia Published 2 weeks ago on 13 March 2023
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The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) will organise the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) Familiarisation Trip this year to boost the country's tourism sector.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, said the efforts would involve social media influencers and media representatives from Indonesia and Thailand.

"This IMT-GT Familiarisation Trip is to introduce and promote Malaysia's tourism products to tourists from Indonesia and Thailand," he said when winding up the debate on the Supply Bill 2023 in the Dewan Rakyat today.

Tiong said his ministry was also in discussion with the Home Ministry to return Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme, which is currently under the purview of the Immigration Department, to Motac.

He said Motac was capable of playing the role of a one-stop centre, which would focus on the programme's application process and promote the activities of the national tourism sector, while the approval of applications would be handled by the Home Ministry. The MM2H programme is a government initiative for non-citizens to retire and settle in Malaysia.Tiong said Motac would continue to be committed to helping the tourism industry, including in efforts to boost preparations for Visit Malaysia Year 2025



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