Sports Tourism Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR,Malaysia - Malaysia posted an impressive overall tourism growth in 2012,capping off a string of tourism accolades that placed the nation in the global limelight. Tourist arrivals rose to more than 25 million and tourist receipts climbed to USD 20.2 billion,an increase of 4% compared to 2011.

Under Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP),tourism was identified as one of the 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) to drive the nation's economic growth. Since then,a number of tourism development projects have been put in place in order to achieve 36 million tourist arrivals and USD 60 billion tourism receipts by 2020. One of it is securing Major Events.

In 2012 alone,Malaysia has managed to attract USD 308 million in tourist receipts from tourists visiting Malaysia for major sports,art,lifestyle and entertainment events.

In line with the focus to secure more major events for Malaysia,Malaysia Major Events is the new brand created under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture,Malaysia to be in par with global events bureaus.

Tony Nagamaiah,General Manager of Malaysia Major Events said,"With the re-branding exercise we developed over the year,we are confident that Malaysia Major Events will achieve greater milestones in growing Malaysia as the destination of choice for major events within the Asia Pacific region,where it is expected to contribute USD 0.134 billion in Gross National Income (GNI) and 8, 000 temporary jobs to the nation by 2020."

"With the availability of fully equipped and sophisticated sports facilities and infrastructures,Malaysia is now experienced and has gained wide expertise in organising and hosting various types of sporting events. After hosting international sporting events for more than a decade now,Malaysia has definitely caught global attention, " concluded Mr. Nagamaiah.

Malaysia Major Events will be the catalyst in securing major sporting events bids for Malaysia and aims to do so at the SportAccord Convention 2013 in Saint Petersburg,Russia. Malaysia's presence at the convention further cements its position as home to some of the biggest sports events in the Asia Pacific region such as the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix,MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix,Le Tour de Langkawi; the international leg of PGA TOUR,ATP and WTA tournaments,and the tour destinations of some of the biggest football clubs in the world.

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2006-09-02 22:57:26 by guy-from-another-forum

It will be midsummer there. There are beaches but nobody gives a crap about what you look like in a swimsuit. It is very relaxed and there is a lot to do.
You could do the Bay of Islands for beaches, sailing, big game fishing or scuba diving.
Or Auckland is good for a city vacation. City stuff, go to the museum and aquarium, go up the volcanoes, out on the ferries to the vineyards on Waiheke Island or the bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Island, out to the west coast side for big surf, scenery and solitude.
Rotorua/Waitomo Caves/Taupo loop for adventure sports and the geothermal tourism stuff, hiking, or trout fishing


2006-11-02 20:47:38 by --

I'd go for Peru, myself. Chile next. But definitely, need more details to give any helpful input. Argentina was less interesting to me than I expected -- I think Buenos Aires is probably pretty great if you want a city experience, but then I'm not sure how much there is for you outside of that. (Having said that, I haven't been to Bariloche, and would still plan to. But only as a side to a mostly-Chile expedition.) Costa Rica is great, but also has a seriously tourism-driven economy, and is really best if you want to do adventure tours/sports or just completely relax. Peru and Chile I like because there are just lots of options, at least as long as you don't crave a metropolis and want more culture, outdoors, whatever

Information about Nepal

2011-04-05 02:54:41 by advmaypoletreks

Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most diverse geographical areas on earth. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.
Since Nepal first opened its frontiers to foreign visitors in the fifties, it has been the epicenter of Himalayan adventure activities. Climbing and trekking holidays in Nepal Himalaya has become highly sought after adventure sports throughout the world soon after the advent of tourism culture

Going to Peru? Ask a Native tour operator.

2006-08-01 17:43:25 by CuscoExpert

My family is from Cusco, Peru. (Your destination in order to visit Machu Pichu). I've lived in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years and I go to Peru at least once a year. This is my third year organising tours to Cusco and Machu Picchu. Because tourism is the main industry in Cusco most of my family and friends have been involved in tourism for many years. This gives me an insider look, and puts me in a great position to get the best values.
Cusco is one of my favorite travel destinations. There is something interesting for every body. Great history, magnificent architectural complexes, wonderful arts and crafts, beautiful music, exotic customs and traditions,unique scenery and wildlife, varied and exciting adventure sports, as well as a fun night life

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