KUALA LUMPUR, 16 OCTOBER 2019 – To promote Malaysia as the top-of-mind wedding destination to the Indian market, Tourism Malaysia has invited a total of 19 wedding planners and two media representatives from India for a wedding seminar and product inspections from 12 to 17 October.

They attended the wedding seminar at the Quill City Mall, here, today, where they were welcomed by the Deputy Director General (Promotion) of Tourism Malaysia, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Mohmed Razip Hasan who presented them with a certificate of appreciation.

Before the seminar, the participants had the opportunity to visit the Langkawi Island for a familiarisation trip and product inspections. Among the hotels and resorts they visited included the Westin Langkawi, St. Regis Langkawi, Aloft Langkawi and Meritus Pelangi Langkawi.

In Kuala Lumpur, they visited the Gold Coast Avani Sepang, Palace of the Golden Horses and Sheraton Imperial Hotel. They also got the chance to visit Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan during their stay here.

During the seminar, the participants were briefed by Malaysian wedding planner, Mr. Vinod Tirathai followed by a presentation by Malaysia Airlines. The wedding planner from India, Mr. Mahesh Verma and Ms. Ruchika Bansal also delivered a presentation to share the market outlook for Indian weddings. All participants were invited for a business matching session before heading to Hotel Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur for an official dinner and a late night function.

The wedding destination seminar is a result of collaboration between Tourism Malaysia and the leading Indian wedding planners.

In 2018, Malaysia welcomed 600,311 tourists from India. As of June 2019, tourist arrivals from India registered a total of 354,486, a double-digit increase of 15.2% compared with the corresponding period last year.

Source : Tourism Malaysia