Friday, June 12, 2015

Tourism Malaysia #myBFFxoxo Campaign

Malaysia wants you to visit their country with your best friend!

With 2015 dubbed as the Year of Festivals, Tourism Malaysia – Manila is happy to welcome His Honorable Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia along with the rest of the Malaysia delegation (State Tourism Boards, Product Owners, Hoteliers and Tour Operators) to the Philippines to meet and greet with those from the local tourism industry including local travel agents and airline companies as well as the press, as Tourism Malaysia-Manila gets ready to launch a special campaign last June 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Makati.

In his speech, His Excellency shared, “For MyFest 2015, we aim to have 29.4 million tourist arrivals and RM89 billion in tourist receipts, leading up to our ultimate goal of 36 million tourists and RM168 billion in tourist receipts by 2020.... I would like to invite all of you to work with each other and develop new tourism products and packages that will highlight our culture, and promote it as a tourist attraction to the rest of the world.”

And given that Tourism Malaysia ensures guests of a very enjoyable time, the BFF campaign is a great way to let others know what exactly they can expect from trip – through the experiences of those who have already been to Malaysia. The campaign encourages travellers who have been to Malaysia to post their favorite vacation photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #mybffxoxo, which also qualifies them to win special monthly prizes from Tourism Malaysia, as well as the grand prize for the promotion – a three days/two nights stay in Malaysia with your BFF (or family member). 

We have always believed that traveling builds more than just character and life experiences. In an eventful place such as Malaysia, you can also build lasting memories, memories that you will cherish forever especially if built with close friends and family,” shares Dato’ Mirza.

PS: I'll be in Malaysia on June 27-28! Hope you can share tips on where to go and what to do on my short stay there! :)

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