PUTRAJAYA, 15 OCTOBER 2019 – In an effort to increase the awareness of Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign among the estimated 4,500 French expatriates living in Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia have collaborated with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (CCIFM) to organise a social media video contest which begins today and ends on 30 November 2019.

The video contest entitled “My Malaysia, My Favourite…” will enable the French expatriates to showcase Malaysia through their eyes and perceptions.

The winner of the contest will walk away with a holiday package worth RM5,000 along with a certificate while the first runner-up will receive RM3,000 worth of a holiday package and a certificate, second runner-up will win RM1,500 worth of a holiday package and a certificate and five consolation prize winners will each receive a hotel voucher. Among the sponsors for this contest include Berjaya Group’s The Taaras Beach and Spa Resort, Lexis Hibiscus, YTL Tanjung Jara Resort, Pangkor Laut Resort, and The RuMA Hotel and Residences.

According to the Senior Director of International Promotion Division for America, Europe and Ocenia in Tourism Malaysia, Mr Noor Azlan Abu Bakar, the contest was first announced during the “Back to Work Networking Cocktail” event on 9th October 2019 at Sofitel Damansara Kuala Lumpur.

“I hope the French Expatriates in Malaysia can participate in the contest and help promote Malaysia together for the upcoming Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign,” he added.

Contest entry form can be downloaded from this link http://bit.ly/2B0rU85 and must be submitted together with each entry. For more info on the contest, please contact the following persons:

Tourism Malaysia:

Ms. Sharifah Hafsya Syed Yaziz at sharifahhafsya@tourism.gov.my or call 03 8891 8363
Ms. Emylia Md. Shahir at emylia@tourism.gov.my or call 8891 8360;

MFCCIM:

Ms. Thina Krishnan at thina@mfccim.com or call 03 2714 6151 (ext 1369).

The year 2020 has been designated as Visit Malaysia 2020 with targets of achieving 30 million international tourist arrivals and RM100 billion. The focus of the campaign is on ecotourism, arts and culture.

France is an important source market for inbound tourists to Malaysia. From January to July this year, Malaysia received a total of 86,443 arrivals from France, an increase of 1.3% compared to the same period in 2018.

Source : Tourism Malaysia