MITM Travel Fair targets 60,000 visitors

THE MITM Travel Fair is back again this year after a successful fair last year.

The MITM 2011 Travel Fair, the 10th edition to be organised by the Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association (MCTA), will be held from Oct 28 to 30 at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC).

This year’s fair, which has exhibitors ranging from tour operators, travel agents, national tourism organisations, state tourism organisations and airlines, will feature over 60 exhibitors with 300 exhibition booths occupying all three exhibition halls at the MVEC.

MITM 2011 Travel Fair organising chairman Jackson Thian said they were expecting more than 60,000 visitors to the Kuala Lumpur exhibition.

“I believe the fair will provide a great opportunity for travellers to explore the best bargains and value-for-money tour packages and other travel-related products and services.

“The travel and tourism industry is one of the major contributors to Malaysia’s economy.

“MCTA will continue to support the Tourism Ministry and Tourism Malaysia to promote Malaysia to foreign and local travellers,” Thian said during the fair’s soft launch at Overtime Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur recently.

There will also be RM200,000 worth of lucky draw prizes for visitors and buyers during the exhibition.

For the first time this year, MCTA Perak and Negri Sembilan chapters will be holding their fairs on the same dates in Ipoh and Seremban respectively.

The fairs will be held at the Glamour Square in Bercham, Ipoh and Terminal 2, Seremban.

“Last year we held the fair in Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh. This year we have included Seremban,” said Thian.

“Next year, we plan to expand and add two more venues in Penang and Ipoh,” he said.

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