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Dear PMC Members,
We are pleased to inform that Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture (MOTAC)
in collaboration with UNWTO will organize the World Tourism Conference
scheduled for 26 to 28 August 2019 at Shangri-la’s Kuala Lumpur. Participation is
FREE and through online registration. The online registration form will be
notified to you once ready.  In the meantime, please treat this as advance
notification and block your calendar accordingly, to lend support and participation
at the Conference.
Regards
GP Subra
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Dear Mr Subramaniam,(Executive Pata)

Greetings from Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa!

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa cordially invites you to join us for Ramadan Iftar with Vip invitation with Minister Tourism

Details of the events as per below:

Date     : 16th May- 18 May 2019 (3 days 2 nights~ sharing basis)

Venue: Ballroom, Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa & Lotus Sea View Pengerang

Accommodation for Mita KL : Sharing basis ( booking by 13/May/2019)

Time    : 8.00 am onwards ( 17 May )

Total Travel agent expected FAM Tours: 30 agents (by Ms.Fiona Singapore Tourism Malaysia) & 20 agents from Johor (Secretariat Matta Johor) & Mita KL base first come 10 agents, Media – Dato Azlie 10 pax , Pata Malaysia – 10 agents

Itinerary 17/May :

·       8.00 am – Depart Ferry Terminal  FROM SINGAPORE / FROM JOHOR by Ms.Catherine  own transfer /From KL with accommodation on sharing  16 – 18/May Stay Lotus Desaru on complementary  and by  own transfer

·       10.00am – Arrival to Desaru Lotus Beach Resort

·       10.30am – Presentation by PBT Pengerang, Lotus video presentations for all properties, followed by inspection

·       12.30pm – Buffet Lunch is served for non-Muslim

·       2.30pm – Depart for Lotus Sea view Beach Resort Pengerang Inspection

·       3.30pm – Tea Break for non-Muslim  

·       4.00pm – Depart from Lotus Sea View Pengerang

·       5.00 pm – Dialog with Menteri Pelancungan with agents and media ( Menteri will be joining after 5.00pm) Tentetive Menteri Besar Johor will attend

·       7.00 pm – Majlis doa selamat & berbuka Puasa with OKU and guest & Menteri Pelancungan & Menteri Besar Johor

·       9.30 pm – Returned home

Media & Dialog: By Johor Tourism Director ~Pn Hjh Zihan / Tn Solehuddin Ahmad Director of Tourism Malaysia in Johor / MOTAC Director Ms.Magdlane /Pn HjhHazlina YDP Pengerang

Ms. Fiona Tourism Board Singapore & , Datuk KL Tan Matta , We need as many travel agents from Singapore, Johor & KL  to have dialog with minister by promotion Tahun Melawat Malaysia 2020

Collaborate with: PBT Pengerang ~ escort VVIP, Sitty Travel ~coach from Singapore, Jab Pelancungan Johor, and Tourism Malaysia in Johor MOTAC

Prayer room will be accessible for those who need to pray.

You may RSVP to the persons mentioned below the invitation card attached by the 11th May 2019

It would give us great pleasure if you could join us for the eventful evening.

 

ROHAYAT BINTI DIN
Director of Sales

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Dear PMC Members,

The Networking Session is basically aimed at providing a platform for the travel trade
participants from the PMC membership and other relevant stakeholders to meet
up and network  with the local tourism players in Penang with the ultimate objective
to explore/enhance business opportunities.

Details of the event are as follows :

Date: 26th(Friday)-28th(Sunday) July 2019

Venue: Royale Chulan Penang

As you may be aware, PMC had similar networking sessions in the past annually
from 2015 till 2018 in Sabah, Sarawak, Negeri Sembilan, Langkawi and Johor
which had been very successful and  provided excellent opportunities for both
teams from PMC and the respective states to network and foster closer
business relationships. For this year, Penang has been selected for our
Networking session.

Details of the venue, itinerary/programme, participation rates and other
relevant information will be notified to you once finalized.
In the meantime, please treat this email as advance notification to block your
calendar and look out for further information and details from us in due course.
Tentative Program Schedule:
26 July 2019/Friday :12.30 pm: Arrive Penang and proceed to Hotel for Check-in

2.30 pm- 5.00 pm: Tourism Networking Session  

 – Welcome address by PMC Chairman

 – Keynote address by Guest of Honour

 – Presentation by Penang Global Tourism (30 minutes slot)

 – Brand Showcase Presentations

    (Limited to 4 slots of 15 minutes each)  

 – Networking Coffee Break  

7.30 pm: Welcome Dinner

27 July 2019/Saturday :

7.30 am- 9.00 am: Breakfast at Hotel

9.30 am-12.00 noon: PMC Executive Committee Meeting

9.30 am-12.00 noon: Half-Day City Tour (For non-EXCO members only)     

2.30 pm: Depart for Lexis Hibiscus Penang for product update

 followed by Hi-Tea

7.30 pm: Dinner

 28 July 2019/Sunday :

7.30 am- 9.00 am: Breakfast at Hotel

 Free & Easy

: Depart for Kuala Lumpur

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PMC held its Industry Networking cum Fellowship Dinner 2019 on 22 March 2019 at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur. The event was aimed at providing an opportunity for all PMC members, industry players and relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry, to network and interact in a more casual and relaxed ambience.

The Industry Networking cum Fellowship Dinner which was the first amongst a series of programmes/events lined up for 2019 was a great success and attracted close to 150 attendees which included guests and officials from Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations, PATA Singapore Chapter and other relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry.

 

The event was graced by Y.Bhg. Datuk Isham Ishak, Secretary General-Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture Malaysia, with a very encouraging and motivating keynote address.

 

Mr Anthony Wong, Group MD of Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel S/B gave a brief talk on ‘Responsible Tourism’ and shared his views, insights and achievements relating to the subject topic.

Overall, It was an enjoyable and fun-filled evening for the attendees and with the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism-Go Green’ most of the guests came dressed for the occasion in their best green outfit.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by ‘The Pulp Beats’, a six-piece band hosted by Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur. Our PMC colleague, Mr Steve Woon was the Master of Ceremony for the evening, backed by two students from Erican College.

To add excitement to the event, the programme also included lucky draws of fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised:

Chairman: YBhg. Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours S/B)

Committee Members :  

Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur)

YBhg. Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel S/B)

YBhg. Dato’ Megat Shahrul Azman Abas (FIC Hospitality Management S/B)

Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts S/B)

Mr S. Jayakumar (Dayangti Transport Tours S/B)

Ms K. Sujithra (Erican College)

Mr Nicholas Yeap (Flexiroam S/B)

Mr Muhammad Aliff/Mr Isma Nizam (Tourism Malaysia)

Mr GP Subramaniam (PMC Executive Secretary)

A total of six (6) meetings were held to organize this event.

Prepared By : Executive Secretary

Date : 15 April 2019

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Dear PMC Members,
Good evening.
For the benefit of those members who were unable to attend our PMC 39th
Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 22 March 2019, please be informed
that the AGM was successfully held with more than an adequate quorum.
The AGM reviewed the activities and events undertaken in the year 2018, approved
the accounts for the financial year 2018, approved the budget for 2019 and elected
the following Executive Committee for the term 2019-2021.
Position – Organisation – Representative
Chairman:  Tourism Malaysia- YBhg. Datuk Musa Hj. Yusof(Director General, Tourism Malaysia)
Vice Chairman: Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur  – Mr Kamaruddin Baharin
Hon. Secretary: Dhesu Travel & Tours – YBhg. Datuk M. Ali
Hon. Treasurer: Tourland Travel  -YBhg. Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu
Committee
Members: FIC Hospitality Management – YBhg. Dato’ Megat Shahrul
                    Lexis Hotels & Resorts – Mr Steve Woon
                    Flexiroam – Mr Nicholas Yeap
                    Malaysia Airlines Berhad – Mr Roslan Ismail
                    Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd – Mr Mohamed Sallauddin
                    Erican College-Ms Izwarni Mohd. Salleh
                    Global Success Hospitality -Mr Jonathan Low
                    Dayangti Transport Tours- Mr Jayakumar
Hon. Auditors :  Mitra Malaysia – YM Tunku Dato’ Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah
                              MSL Travel-Mr D Ramchand
UITM and Taylor’s University have been co-opted as Committee Members,
represented by Prof. Dr. Mohd. Salehuddin and Assoc. Prof. Dr Toney Thomas
respectively.
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Sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya Malaysia (MOTAC) melalui Kraftangan Malaysia akan menganjurkan Sambutan Hari Kraf Kebangsaan 2019 (#HKK2019) kali ke-17 yang akan berlangsung selama 12 hari iaitu dari 28 Februari hingga 11 Mac 2019 di Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur dan turut diadakan serentak di pusat beli-belah mengikut zon negeri dan di hotel-hotel di sekitar Lembah Klang bermula dari 28 Februari hingga 31 Mac 2019.

Majlis perasmiannya akan diadakan pada 28 Februari 2019 (Khamis) mulai jam 10.00 pagi bertempat di Kompleks Kraf Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.

Sambutan Hari Kraf Kebangsaan diadakan bertujuan untuk memberi pengiktirafan terhadap penglibatan dan sumbangan usahawan serta penggiat kraf dalam membangun dan memajukan industri kraf negara. Hari Kraf Kebangsaan pada tahun ini bakal berlangsung dengan membawakan tema ‘Memperkasa Komuniti Kraf’.  

‘Membudayakan Rakyat Dengan Seni Kraf’ pula telah dipilih sebagai konsep dalam HKK 2019. Konsep tersebut dipilih bagi menggalakkan penggunaan produk kraf tempatan dalam kehidupan seharian dan gaya hidup masa kini. Fungsi dan kegunaan produk kraf dalam pelbagai aspek meliputi hiasan dalaman dan taman, perhiasan diri, kelengkapan rumah sehinggalah menjadi pelengkap kepada majlis keraian dan perayaan dalam masyarakat dan komuniti di negara ini.

Sehubungan itu, mohon kerjasama YBhg Datuk / Dato’ / Datin / Tuan / Puan untuk sama-sama menghebahkan acara ini kepada rakan-rakan industri pelancongan yang lain.

Untuk keterangan lanjut, bolehlah menghubungi Puan Norehan binti Ab Ghani di talian 03-2162 7459 samb. 317 atau emel kepada rehan@kraftangan.gov.my.

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MONTH DATE/DAY EVENT VENUE

MARCH 22 MARCH (FRI) PMC 39TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ROYALE CHULAN KUALA LUMPUR

22 MARCH (FRI) PMC INDUSTRY NETWORKING CUM ROYALE CHULAN KUALA LUMPUR
FELLOWSHIP DINNER 2019

JULY TBA PMC INTER STATE TOURISM NETWORKING PENANG
SESSION

AUGUST TBA PMC TOURISM CAREER FAIR 2019 KUALA LUMPUR

SEPTEMBER/ TBA PMC YOUTH SYMPOSIUM KUALA LUMPUR
OCTOBER

NOTE : ABOVE EVENTS/DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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To:  Members of PATA Malaysia Chapter,

 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  39th  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

OF PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER will be held as follows:

Date : 22 March 2019/Friday

Time : 3.30 pm-5.30 pm

Venue : Penthouse, Level 13

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

AGENDA :

  1. Call to Order and Chairman’s Address.
  2. Adoption of proposed agenda.
  3. Confirmation of minutes of the PATA Malaysia Chapter 38th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year ending 31 December 2017 held on the 30 March 2018 at the WOW KL, MaTiC, Kuala Lumpur.
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Annual Report for the year 2018 by Honorary Secretary.
  6. Receive and approve the accounts for the year ending 31 December 2018.
  7. Approve the proposed annual budget for year 2019.
  8. Election of Office Bearers for term 2019-2021.
  9. Any other matters.

Kindly confirm your attendance by 28 February 2019.  Members who are unable to attend may nominate another Member as a proxy to represent you at the AGM, by using the prescribed Proxy Form to be emailed to the Secretariat by 28 February 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

 Kind Regards

GP Subramaniam

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

NOTE:

  • All members whose subscriptions are not in arrears for the year 2018 are eligible to address and vote at the AGM.
  •  Proxy vote must be accompanied by a duly completed (and signed) Proxy Form submitted to the Secretariat prior to the commencement of the AGM. No person shall hold more than 2 proxies.
  • The AGM will be followed by an Industry Networking cum Fellowship Dinner

Notice of PMC 39th AGM and Agenda-updated

PMC 39th AGM Reply and Proxy form

PATA NOMINATION FORM 2019

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Dear Tan Sri/Datuk/Dato’/Sir/Madam

Greetings from PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee!

It is a great pleasure to inform that the PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) chaired by Y.Bhg. Datuk Musa Hj. Yusof, Director General-Tourism Malaysia, will be holding its next Industry Networking cum Fellowship Dinner 2019 on Friday/22 March 2019 at Taman Mahsuri (The Courtyard), Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur.

As you are aware, PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) continues to be active with the successful implementation of several programmes and events targeted at providing value and benefits to the stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry.

This Industry Networking cum Fellowship Dinner, which is the first of the series of programmes and events lined up for 2019, will be held as follows:

Date : Friday/22 March 2019
Time : 6.30 pm – 7.30pm/Pre-Dinner Cocktail
7.30 pm – 11.00pm/Dinner
Venue : Taman Mahsuri (The Courtyard)
Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

Theme : Sustainable Tourism- Go Green

Cost :
Individual Table
Normal Rate RM 160.00 per person RM 1,600.00 per table
PMC Members RM 140.00 per person RM 1,400.00 per table

We will be inviting YB Tuan Mohamaddin bin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia to grace the occasion.

The event would provide an excellent platform and opportunity for you to network with key industry players, as we are expecting over 200 attendees which shall include invited guests, key officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations and other relevant stakeholders of the tourism and hospitality industry.

To add excitement to the event, the programme shall also include entertainment and lucky draws offering fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.

As a tourism stakeholder, the Organising Committee seeks your kind support and participation to make this event another success.

As confirmation of reservations will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, we look forward to your prompt response by 28 February 2019, using the attached REPLY SLIP, along with your payment.

Kind Regards

Datuk M. Ali
Chairman, Organising Committee

PMC Industry Networking Fellowship Dinner 22 MAR 2019 Invitation to PMC Members

PMC Industry Networking Fellowship Dinner 22 MAR 2019 Invitation to non- Members

PMC INDUSTRY NETWORKING FELLOWSHIP 2019 Reply Slip

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For more details check out: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6493132583679950848/

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PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC), supported by Tourism Malaysia and Tourism
Johor held a Tourism Networking Session on 17 November 2018 at the Berjaya
Waterfront Hotel, Johor Bahru.
The networking session was basically aimed at providing a platform for travel
trade participants from the PMC membership and other relevant stake
holders to meet up and network  with the local tourism players in Johor with
the ultimate objective to explore/enhance business opportunities.
The event which attracted a total of 40 participants, was a great success and
provided an excellent opportunity for both teams from PMC membership and
Johor to network and foster closer business relationships.
Johor Tourism hosted a Welcome Dinner for the participants from PMC on 16
November and also the Tourism Networking Session on 17 November, followed
by a comprehensive presentation providing an excellent insight on Johor,
covering the various developments & facilities within the state and products &
attractions, which were very informative to our delegates.
Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur and iClick
Interactive Asia Limited did a brand showcase presentation to update delegates
on their product offerings and services.

Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Johor Bahru hosted the PMC 3 rd Executive Committee
meeting on 17 November followed by lunch, whilst Tourland Travel hosted a
half-day sightseeing tour for the non-EXCO delegates.
To add value to the event, the programme also included a trip to Desaru Coast
Malaysia on 16 November and Legoland Malaysia Resort on 18 November.
Desaru Coast Malaysia hosted a very informative product update followed by site
inspection of their various product offerings and a delicious lunch. Legoland
Malaysia Resort hosted a product update followed by a fun-filled tour of the
resort as well as, a superb lunch for our delegates.

17 November for our PMC Chairman, Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad
Taiyab who will be relinquishing his position as PMC Chairman following his
retirement as Director General, Tourism Malaysia.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised the following members :
Chairman : Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel)/Hon. Treasurer
Committee Members : Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours) /Hon. Secretary
Mr GP Subramaniam (Executive Secretary)
A total of four (4) meetings were held to organize this event.

Prepared by : PMC Secretariat
Date : 05 December 2018

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ANNOUNCEMENT

DATUK MUSA YUSOF APPOINTED AS NEW TOURISM MALAYSIA DIRECTOR GENERAL

 

PUTRAJAYA, 4 DEC 2018:  Datuk Musa bin Yusof has been appointed as the Director General of Tourism Malaysia effective 3 December 2018. His appointment was announced by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi at the Malaysian Parliament yesterday.

He succeeds Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab who officially retired from the post on 2 December 2018.

For full media release, please visit:

https://www.tourism.gov.my/media/view/datuk-musa-yusof-appointed-as-new-tourism-malaysia-director-general

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The PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) has come up with another programme for 2018
which is the Tourism Networking Session in JOHOR, for the interest and benefit of
members and other relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry in
Malaysia.

The Networking Session is basically aimed at providing a platform for travel trade
participants from the PMC membership and other relevant stakeholders to meet up
and network  with the local tourism players in Johor with the ultimate objective to
explore/enhance business opportunities.

It will be a 3 days/2 nights trip. PMC would like to invite your organization to participate in the event and leverage on
the business opportunities available.

Kindly confirm your participation by returning the Participation Form duly completed,
along with your cheque/copy of payment slip for the participation rate, to reach our
office latest by 31 October 2018. Acceptance of registration will be on a first come-first
serve basis.

Tentative Programme :
16 November 2018/Friday :
8.30 am : Depart Kuala Lumpur by Coach

(Pick-up Point : Dataran Merdeka-Besides St. Mary’s
Church)

12.30 pm : Arrive Johore and proceed to Desaru Coast
1.00 pm- 2.30 pm : Lunch
2.30 pm- 4.30 pm : Product Update by Desaru Coast followed by Site Visit
5.30 pm : Check-in at Berjaya Waterfront Hotel

Free & Easy
8.00 pm : Welcome Dinner
17 November 2018/Saturday :
7.30 am- 9.00 am : Breakfast at Hotel
9.30 am- 12.00 noon : PMC Executive Committee Meeting
9.30 am- 12.00 noon : Half-Day City Tour (For non-EXCO members only)
2.30 pm- 5.00 pm : Tourism Networking Session & Coffee Break
8.00 pm : Farewell Dinner for
Y,Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab
Chairman, PATA Malaysia Chapter
18 November 2018/Sunday :
7.30 am- 9.00 am : Breakfast at Hotel
9.30 am : Check-out and Depart for Legoland
10.30 am : Product Update by Legoland followed by Tour of

Legoland
12.30 pm-2.00 pm : Lunch
2.30 pm : Depart for Kuala Lumpur

 

PMC Member: Non-Member:
Single Occupancy RM 460 per person RM 490 per person

Twin-Sharing RM 350 per person RM 380 per person

 

The above participation rates are valid for registrations received before 31 October 2018 only.and shall include the following :

Coach Transfer Kuala Lumpur – Johore – Kuala Lumpur

Two (2) nights accommodation in Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, with breakfast

Site Visit to Desaru Coast with Lunch on 16 November 2018

Welcome dinner on 16 November 2018

Half-Day City Tour on 17 November 2018

Participation in Tourism Networking Session & Coffee Break on 17 November 2018.

Site Visit to Legoland with Lunch on 18 November 2018.

Form: http://bit.ly/PATAform

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PMC held a Fellowship Dinner on 30 March 2018 at the WOW KL, MaTiC, Kuala Lumpur. The event was aimed at providing an opportunity for all PMC members, industry players and relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry, to network and interact in a more relaxed and informal environment.  

The Fellowship Dinner which was the first amongst a series of programs/events lined up for 2018 was a great success and attracted close to 200 attendees which included guests and officials from Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations and other relevant stakeholders from the tourism  and hospitality industry.

 

The event was graced by Y.Bhg. Dato’ (Dr.) Siew Ka Wei- Chairman, Tourism Malaysia.

It was an enjoyable and fun-filled evening for the attendees and with the theme ‘Malaysian Traditional Night’ most of the guests came dressed for the occasion in their most colourful traditional costumes.

 

 

Entertainment for the evening was provided by ‘The NightBirds’ folllowed by the WOW KL cultural dance performance. Our PMC colleague, Mr Steve Woon was the Master of Ceremony for the evening, backed by two students from HELP University.

 

 

To add excitement to the event, the programme also included lucky draws of fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.

 

The Organising Committee for this event comprised:

 

Chairman : Y.Bhg. Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.)

Committee Members : Y.Bhg. Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel Sdn. Bhd.)

Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Chulan KL)

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Kuljit Maan (Starway Tours Sdn. Bhd.

Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd.)

Ms Nurul Syaza/Mr Isma Nizam (Tourism Malaysia)

Prof. Abd. Azis/Ms Rajesvare (HELP University)

Mr GP Subramaniam (PMC Executive Secretary)

 

A total of seven (7) meetings were held to organize this event.

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ALMATY, 18 APRIL 2018: The Director General of Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mirza
Mohammad Taiyab is leading a Malaysian delegation to participate in the three-day Kazakhstan
International Travel Fair (KITF), which is a leading travel and tourism trade exhibition in Central Asia.
The participation in KITF is to network and explore new areas of cooperation with industry players
here, from both government and private sectors. Besides that, it also aims to promote the
diversities of the tourist attractions and services in Malaysia as well as to update the local industry
players on the latest tourism developments in Malaysia.
The participants of this year’s 18th edition of KITF, which will be held from 18 to 20 April 2018,
comprises 10 industry players from 9 organisations. They include WSF Travel & Tours, Parlo Tours,
Asia Premium Holidays, Sunflower Holidays, Fun and Sun Holidays, GM Travel House, Embassy
Alliance Travel, SN-RUS Travels, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.
Datuk Seri Mirza highlighted that Tourism Malaysia will be focusing on classic tourism products
for this year which have always been a favourite with the Central Asia and CIS countries – theme
parks, beautiful islands and beaches, and shopping. Langkawi Island, Desaru Coast, Redang Island,
Legoland, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Movie Animation Park Studios, Twentieth Century Fox
Studios and Malaysia outlet’s malls were promoted.
“With Air Astana providing a total of three flights to Malaysia with a capacity of 612 passengers per
week, it is the perfect gateway for travelers to explore Malaysia and the rest of this beautiful and
exotic region,” he added.
Datuk Seri Mirza also highlighted the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign, saying, “The objective is to
promote Malaysia as a top-of-mind destination and we will be adopting the “Travel, Enjoy and
Respect” tagline in affiliation with the World Tourism Organisation’s movement to raise awareness
on how tourists can become catalysts for sustainable development and responsible tourism.”
Last year, Malaysia received a total of 25.9 million tourists from all over the world. Of this figure,
12,577 tourist arrivals were from Kazakhstan, a growth of 17.4% compared to 2016. For 2018,
Malaysia targets a total of 33.1 million tourists worldwide and RM134 billion tourism receipts.

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD
(MINISTRY OF TOURISM & CULTURE, MALAYSIA)
No. 2, Tower 1, Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603 8891 8000; Official: malaysia.travel; Corporate: tourism.gov.my
Facebook: friendofmalaysia; Twitter: tourismmalaysia; Blog: blog.tourism.gov.my

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For more media releases, media info and media features on Malaysia’s tourism industry, kindly visit the
Media Centre of Tourism Malaysia’s website at http://www.tourism.gov.my/
MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism
& Culture, Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination.
Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2017, Malaysia
registered 25.9 million tourist arrivals, placing it among the major tourism destinations of the world.
Press contact:
Media Relations Unit:
Aliza Mansor, Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Communication Division
Tel: +603-8891 8789
Email: aliza@tourism.gov.my
Editorial Unit:
Anis Rozalina Ramli (Ms), Senior Editor, Corporate Communication Division
Tel: +603-8891 8759
Email: anisramli@tourism.gov.my

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DUBAI, 22 APRIL 2018: The Director General of Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mirza
Mohammad Taiyab is leading a delegation of 106 Malaysian sellers from 68 organisation to
participate in this year’s 25th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
This leading annual travel and tourism trade exhibition in the Middle East will once again be held in
Dubai, from 22 to 25 April 2018.
Tourism Malaysia returns to ATM with the country’s tourism trade players to promote some of the
country’s latest attractions and destinations for shopping, family fun, eco adventure, honeymoon,
and luxury holidays.
The Malaysian delegation is comprised of a good mix of hotels and resorts, travel agents, tourism
product owners, airlines and representatives from tourism authorities as well as state tourism
boards. During the 4-day event, they will be highlighting their respective tourism products and
services that cater specially for the Middle Eastern market.
Datuk Seri Mirza officially launched the Malaysia Pavilion today at the Dubai World Trade Centre
and met the media later at a press conference.
He said, “The tourism industry in Malaysia continues to grow from strength to strength. These next

two years are a crucial period for our country’s tourism – they are the lead up to the much-
anticipated Visit Malaysia 2020. By then, we expect to welcome some 36 million tourists to our

shores with tourist receipts reaching RM168 billion.”
He highlighted that Tourism Malaysia has planned to collaborate with a few Middle Eastern airlines
such as Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Etihad Airways, to boost arrivals from this market.
Another initiative taken by Tourism Malaysia to boost arrivals from this region is a joint promotion
campaign to Malaysia for 2018 with Dnata Travel. The campaign runs from April to October 2018
promoting “Summer Getaway” packages to Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Melaka, Penang and
Pahang. The packages promote Malaysia’s family-friendly attractions, beach resorts, and adventure
and wildlife experiences.

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD
(MINISTRY OF TOURISM & CULTURE, MALAYSIA)
No. 2, Tower 1, Jalan P5/6, Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603 8891 8000; Official: malaysia.travel; Corporate: tourism.gov.my
Facebook: friendofmalaysia; Twitter: tourismmalaysia; Blog: blog.tourism.gov.my

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Other initiatives that Malaysia introduced to the market was the Muslim travel guide to Penang by
Halal Penang and a Malaysia Destination brochure by Explore the Wonders. Besides that, Tourism
Selangor also launched a special Arabic Tourist Handy Book.
On 23 April, Datuk Seri Mirza will be hosting a gala dinner at Grand Hyatt Dubai to thank the tourism
fraternity in Dubai and the local media for their support and assistance in promoting Malaysia. On
the next day, he will present a talk on “Malaysian Experience in Achieving Quality & Sustainable
Development in the Tourism sector” at the 1st International Conference of the University of Sharjah.
Last year, Malaysia was named the Best Muslim Travel Destination 2017 by Mastercard &
CrescentRating’s 2017 Global Muslim Travel Index. Malaysia was also listed as the country with the
Best Healthcare in the World 2017 by internationalliving.com.
Through its participation in ATM, Tourism Malaysia seeks to attract more West Asian tourists to its
shores to achieve its tourism target for 2018. Last year, Malaysia received 251,937 tourists from
West Asia, signifying a drop of 4.3% compared to 287,398 tourists in 2016.

ENDS

For more media releases, media info and media features on Malaysia’s tourism industry, kindly visit the
Media Centre of Tourism Malaysia’s website at http://www.tourism.gov.my/
MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism
& Culture, Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination.
Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2017, Malaysia
registered 25.9 million tourist arrivals, placing it among the major tourism destinations of the world.
Press contact:
Media Relations Unit:
Aliza Mansor, Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Communication Division
Tel: +603-8891 8789
Email: aliza@tourism.gov.my
Editorial Unit:
Anis Rozalina Ramli (Ms), Senior Editor, Corporate Communication Division
Tel: +603-8891 8759
Email: anisramli@tourism.gov.my

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Greetings from PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee!

 

PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) chaired by Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General -Tourism Malaysia, will be holding a Fellowship Dinner as follows :

 

Date : Friday/30 March 2018

Time : 6.30 pm – 7.30pm/Pre-Dinner Cocktail

7.30 pm – 11.00pm/Dinner

Venue : WOW KL, MaTiC, Jalan Ampang

Kuala Lumpur

 

Theme :: Malaysian Traditional Night

 

We have invited YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia to grace the occasion.

 

The Dinner would provide an excellent platform and opportunity for you to network with key industry players, as we are expecting over 200 attendees which shall include invited guests, key officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations and other relevant stakeholders of the tourism and hospitality industry.

 

To add excitement to the event, the programme shall also include entertainment and lucky draws offering fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.      

 

Kindly contact the PMC Secretariat at patamalaysia@gmail.com/Attention: Mr GP Subramaniam (Mobile Number : 0193393162 for further details and booking of table/seats.

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REPORT ON PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC)

TOURISM CAREER FAIR 2017

 

Background:

Whilst human capital is considered as an important asset and the backbone for any organization, quality human capital and high service standards are vital ingredients for the success and continued growth of a service industry like tourism. The success of a tourism destination is determined not only by price competitiveness or the range of attractions available but also by the quality of the human capital and services provided. However, difficulty in attracting and retaining quality and skilled manpower, high turnover rate and mis-match between training & development and industry requirements have been some of the ongoing challenges affecting the tourism sector especially in the hotels, restaurants, travel & tour agencies and a few other related organizations.

 

PATA Tourism Career Fair 2017:

In recognizing the above needs and challenges, PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC), Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia and in collaboration with several Universities & Colleges offering tourism and hospitality programmes in Malaysia, held its fourth Tourism Career Fair on 11 November 2017 at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, with the theme ‘Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success’.

The Career Fair was officially launched by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Chong Yoke Har, Deputy Director General, Tourism Malaysia.

The Career Fair was aimed at connecting fresh graduates and graduates from the tourism and hospitality faculties of the various universities & colleges in Malaysia with the potential employers (corporate organizations) from the tourism and hospitality sector under one roof.

 

Tourism Career Forum:

In conjunction with the Tourism Career Fair, PMC also arranged a Tourism Career Forum to share knowledge and inputs on tourism that would be of interest and benefit to the student participants. Prominent speakers from the tourism and hospitality industry shared their insights, views and recommendations on the topic “Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success: Are You the Right Candidate for the Industrial Revolution 4.0 ?

 

The panel for the Tourism Career Forum comprised the following individuals:

Moderator        –       Mr Iskandar Mirza B. Mohd. Yusof

Director, Corporate Communication, Tourism Malaysia

 

Panelists          –

Mr Cheah Swee Hee (Sam)

President, Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)

 

Mr Nigel Wong

Honorary Secretary General,

Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA)

[on behalf of President MATTA, Y.Bhg. Datuk Tan Kok Liang]

 

Chef Ahmad Kasdi Mohd. Dahari

Director/Group Chef, Serapi Group Sarawak

 

Mr Yusno Yunos

CEO & Founder, Y Us Sdn. Bhd.

 

Brand Showcase Presentations:

The programme for the event also included Brand Showcase presentations by Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, De Palma Group of Hotels, Bumi Kilat Enterprise and Mary Kay Inc.

Outcome of the Career Fair 2016:

The Fair attracted close to 1000 graduate students from 20 over universities & colleges in Malaysia and 21 exhibitors from the tourism and hospitality sector which included hotels, travel/tour agents, theme parks, convention centre and other organisations connected with the tourism and hospitality industry.

Overall, the Fair was a great success and provided an excellent platform for the student participants to explore the career opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry related to their qualification and skills. For the participating exhibitors, it also provided an excellent avenue and opportunity to network, showcase their organisations and career opportunities available, as well as to attract the best talent/qualified candidates for full-time and part-time career opportunities and internship programmes.

 

Organising Committee:

Chairman                     :        Prof. Dr. Mohamad Abdullah Hemdi (UiTM)

PMC Committee Member

Co-Chairman               :       Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norliza Aminudin (UiTM)

Committee Members    :    Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours [M] Sdn. Bhd.)/

PMC Hon. Secretary

Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel Sdn. Bhd.)/

PMC Hon.Treasurer

Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur)/

PMC Vice-Chairman

Ms Nurul Syaza Mohamad Anuar (Tourism Malaysia)

Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd.)/

PMC Committee Member

Mr Nicholas Yeap (Flexiroam Sdn. Bhd.)/

PMC Committee Member

Mr GP Subramaniam (PMC Executive Secretary)

 

Co-opted Members      :      Ms Izwarni Mohd. Salleh (Erican College)

Ms Thong Lai Kit (Berjaya University College)

Assoc. Prof. Abd. Azis Abd. Majid (HELP University)

Ms Zuraida Bakar ( Kolej MCS)

Ms Nur Azureen Jaafar (Kolej Komuniti Selayang)

Prof. Dr. Kashid Hussain (UCSI University)

 

A total of seven (8) meetings were held to organize this event.

Date:  20 November 2017

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Dear Sir/Madam,
Greetings from PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) Executive Committee !

After the success of the Tourism Career Fairs in 2014 , 2015 and 2016, the PMC Tourism Career Fair is back again for 2017.  The event is scheduled for Saturday/11 November 2017.

For convenience and easy access for both the student participants and the exhibitors, the venue for the Career Fair will be at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Attached are the detailed invitation from Chairman, PATA Malaysia Chapter Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab for your reference and a Registration Form for confirmation of participation. We have also attached a List of Universities & Colleges invited to the Fair, for information.
Participating Companies:

1.ALL JOB NETWORK SERVICES SDN. BHD.

2.BAGUS TIOMAN SDN.BHD

3.BERJAYA HOTELS & RESORTS

4.BEST WESTERN I-CITY SHAH ALAM

5.BOUSTEAD HOTELS & RESORTS SDN. BHD.

6.CONVENTION & EXHIBITION (PUTRAJAYA) SDN. BHD

7.DE PALMA MANAGEMENT SERVICES SDN. BHD.

8.FIC HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SDN. BHD.

9.HOLIDAY TOURS & TRAVEL SDN. BHD.

10.HOTEL BANGI PUTRAJAYA

11.LEGOLAND MALAYSIA RESORT

12.LEXIS HOTELS & RESORTS SDN. BHD.

13.MALAYSIA AIRPORTS HOLDINGS BERHAD

14.PLATFORM HOSPITALITY GROUP SDN. BHD.

15.PLATINUM VICTORY RESORTS SDN. BHD. (THE FACE SUITES)

16.PULLMAN KUALA LUMPUR CITY CENTRE HOTEL & RESIDENCES

17.RHR HOSPITALITY SDN. BHD.

18.SAMA-SAMA HOTEL KL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

19.THE GARDENS- A ST GILES SIGNATURE HOTEL & RESIDENCES

20.THEMED ATTRACTIONS RESORTS & HOTELS

21.TUNE HOTELS MANAGEMENT SDN. BHD.

22.WORLD EXPRESS (M) SDN. BHD.

*Note : List of Exhibitors as at 30OCT 2017*

We look forward to receiving your support and positive response by 31 October 2017. Kindly take note that those who register on/before 07 October 2017 will be entitled for an Early Bird discount.

Kind Regards
GP Subramaniam
Executive Secretary
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BANGKOK, September 27, 2017 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) celebrated the accomplishments of PATA Chapters and Student Chapters on Saturday, September 16 during the PATA Board Dinner and Chapter Awards Presentation. The event was hosted by the PATA Macao SAR Chapter.

PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “PATA recognises that Chapter and Student Chapter members volunteer their own time and effort to support the Association’s values. Their grassroots activism is fundamental as we strive constantly to fulfill the objectives of the Association. This was the perfect opportunity to showcase those Chapters and Student Chapter that have worked tirelessly towards the responsible development of the travel and tourism industry.”

During the evening, PATA presented the 2017 Spirit of PATA Award to the PATA Malaysia Chapter and Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Tayab, Chairman of the PATA Malaysia Chapter. The Spirit of PATA Award is given to the Chapter that best illustrates the aims and objectives of PATA consistently and progressively over a number of years.

The PATA Award of Excellence was presented to PATA Micronesia Chapter and the PATA Singapore Temasek Polytechnic (TP) Student Chapter for their dedication to the development of travel to, from and within the Asia Pacific region over the previous two years in a manner consistent with the aims and objectives of PATA.

Ms Pilar Laguana, Chairperson of the PATA Micronesia Chapter, accepted the award, while three representatives accepted the award on behalf of the PATA Singapore Temasek Polytechnic (TP) Student Chapter, namely Denise Tan, Events Director; Jolyn Lim, Sub-Committee Member, and Chevonne Ng – Sub-Committee Member.

The PATA Best Engagement with Young Tourism Professionals was awarded to the PATA Nepal Chapter and Chapter Chairman Suman Pandey for their great dedication and contribution in engaging with young tourism professionals in promoting the industry.

The evening ended with a PATA Special Award, which was presented to PATA Macao SAR Chapter Chairperson Ms Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes. The Special Award recognises her invaluable support for PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017) and the PATA Executive Board and Board Meetings that were held in Macao SAR.

During PTM 2017 and the PATA Executive Board and Board Meetings, Chapters were present from many nations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Finland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (ROK), Macao SAR, Malaysia, Micronesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom & Ireland and the USA. PATA was also pleased to welcome 37 young tourism professionals including PATA Student Chapter members from Canada Vancouver Capilano University, China Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Macao SAR, Nepal, Singapore Temasek Polytechnic and University of Guam.

— ENDS —

Media Release: http://mailchi.mp/pata/0kencnorup-960509?e=335613a3b0

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PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER(PMC) 2017 SPIRIT OF PATA AWARD :

PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) has once again won the 2017 Spirit of PATA Award in recognition of its continued initiatives and programmes targeted at contributiing  value and benefits to the tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia.

This has added another feather to PMC’s cap, after having won the PATA Most Innovative Chapter Award in 2015 and the Spirit of PATA Award in 2016.

The award will be received by the Chairman of PATA Malaysia Chapter, Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, who is also the Director General of Tourism Malaysia, during the PATA Board Dinner on 16 September 2017 held in conjunction with the PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2017 in Macao SAR.

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PATA MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE INTER-CHAPTER MEET &

NETWORKING SESSION WITH LANGKAWI TOURISM PLAYERS

DATE: 28-31 JULY 2017

VENUE: BERJAYA LANGKAWI RESORT, LANGKAWI, KEDAH

1. Background:

PMC organised the first Inter-Chapter Networking Session with Singapore and Thailand on 05 August 2016 at the Lexis Hibiscus, Port Dickson, Malaysia.

In moving forward and to complement the efforts of PATA head office in reactivating      inter-chapter relationships, PMC had originally planned to organise a first-ever PATA ASEAN Inter-Chapter Meeting/Networking which was scheduled for 28-31 July 2017 in Langkawi, Malaysia. The event was opened to all the 11 PATA Chapters within the ASEAN region.

However, despite the initial positive support from most Chapters for the proposed event, only Singapore Chapter was able to confirm participation, whilst the rest of the Chapters   had subsequently encountered some challenges in securing participants for the event.

In this regard, PMC has converted the event to a PATA Malaysia-Singapore Inter-Chapter Meet, followed by a Networking Session with Langkawi Tourism Players.

Langkawi was specifically selected as the venue for the event to promote the island as a top-of-mind tourist destination and to update the delegates, particularly those from abroad,            on its latest tourism developments and facilities. Moreover, Langkawi has been selected as the host venue for the 2018 PATA Travel Mart in September.

2. PATA Malaysia-Singapore Inter-Chapter Meet &

 Networking Session with Langkawi Tourism Players:

2.1      PATA Malaysia-Singapore Inter-Chapter Meet: 

The PATA Malaysia-Singapore Inter-Chapter Meet was held on 29 July 2017 at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Langkawi with the objectives to exchange chapter updates, share best practices/success stories including future plans and to explore avenues to enhance inter-chapter relationships through joint programmes. A total of 27 delegates from Malaysia, Singapore and PATA head office attended the Inter-Chapter Meet.

Notwithstanding the limited participation from the ASEAN Chapters, the event was a great success. Besides exchanging chapter updates and sharing success stories, the session    also addressed some of the common challenges and developments affecting the chapters’ relevance and initiatives. The session therefore acknowledged the current realities and the need to re-position, transform and explore new strategies and value proposition to remain relevant within the tourism and hospitality industries and contribute value and benefits to members and’ other relevant stakeholders. The session also recognised the need to secure involvement and participation by youths/students, who are the future leaders of the tourism and hospitality industry, in the chapters and related programmes/activities.

PMC will continue to initiate such inter-chapter sessions in the near future and as suggested by some delegates, will take note of the appropriate timing (offpeak) and also to consider co-inciding such programmes with relevant industry forums/events in neighbouring countries, to facilitate and encourage greater participation from the ASEAN chapters.

2.2      Networking Session with Langkawi Tourism Players:

 In conjunction with the Inter-Chapter Meet, PMC in collaboration with Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), held a Networking Session with the Langkawi Tourism Players on 30 July 2017. The session, aimed at providing a platform for tourism and travel trade players from outside Langkawi to meet up and network with Langkawi’s tourism players to forge closer relationships and enhance business opportunities, saw an overwhelming response of close to 100 participants.

The presentations by Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and other key product suppliers namely Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Panorama Langkawi and NAAM provided an excellent insight on Langkawi and the various facilities and products/attractions.

3. Half-Day Sightseeing Tours:

The half-day sightseeing tours arranged by LADA In collaboration with Langkawi Tourism Association (LTA) which covered the Craft Complex, Sky Cab, Sky Bridge, 3D Art Museum, Paradise 101 and a trip on Sunset Cruise provided a splendid opportunity for the Inter-Chapter delegates to physically view and experience some of the product offerings of Langkawi.

4. Organising Committee:

The Organising Committee for this event comprised the following:

Chairman         :           Datuk M. Ali {Dhesu Travel & Tours (M) SB/Hon. Secretary,PMC}

Committee        :

Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu {Tourland Travel SB/Hon. Treasurer,PMC}

Dato’ Megat Shahrul Azman {FIC Hospitality Management SB}

Mr Kamaruddin Baharin {Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur}

Mr Steve Woon {Lexis Hotels & Resorts SB}

Ms Nurul Syaza Mohamad Anuar {Tourism Malaysia}

Mr GP Subramaniam {Executive Secretary, PMC}

Prepared by    :            PMC Secretariat

Date                 :            07 August 2017      

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PATA ASEAN INTER-CHAPTER MEET

As part of the calendar of events for 2017, PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) has initiated a PATA ASEAN Inter-Chapter Meet which is scheduled for 28-31 July 2017 in Langkawi, Malaysia.
The objectives of the Inter-Chapter Meet shall include exchange of chapter updates on respective Chapter activities/programmes, sharing of best practices/success stories including future plans, and discuss/explore avenues to enhance Inter-Chapter relationships through joint programmes.
The event is open to all PATA Chapters within the ASEAN region, members of PATA Malaysia Chapter as well as, other relevant industry partners/stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality sector in Malaysia.

Details of the event are as below :
Date : 28-31 July 2017
Event Venue : Berjaya Resort Langkawi (5 Star)
Langkawi, Kedah, MALAYSIA
Tentative Programme : As per attached

Kindly contact the PMC Executive Secretary (Email : patamalaysia@gmail.com) for details of the Registration Fee and Delegate Registration Form.

The Registration Fee shall include three (3) nights accommodation with Breakfast at Berjaya
Resort Langkawi, participation in Welcome Dinner on Day 1, Inter-Chapter Meeting with Coffee
Break and Lunch on Day 2, Networking session with Coffee Break on Day 3, Half-day Tours with
Dinner on Days 2 & 3 and Transfers to Dinner venue including airport transfers (at designated
time only).

The duly completed registration form along with a copy of payment slip, to be emailed to the PMC Executive Secretary by 07 July 2017. As confirmation of reservations will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, we look forward to your prompt response within the deadline.

As this is a first initiative by PMC to get the ASEAN Chapters together for an Inter-Chapter Meet, we are looking forward to full support and participation from all PMC members as well as other relevant industry partners, to make it a success. We would like to assure you that the PATA ASEAN Inter-Chapter Meet will definitely provide an excellent platform to meet up and interact/network with the members from the other ASEAN Chapters. The programme has been designed and the registration fee has also been attractively packaged to provide value for money to the participating delegates.

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    PATA ASEAN INTER-CHAPTER MEET

Date : 28 – 31 July 2017   


   Venue : Berjaya Resort Langkawi
Langkawi, Kedah, MALAYSIA
(Official Event Venue)

 

Tentative Programme : 

Day 1/28 July 2017 (Friday) :

Arrival of Delegates and Transfer to Hotel for Check-in

Free at Leisure

7.30 pm -Welcome Dinner (at Laman Padi, Chenang Beach)

Day 2/29 July 2017 (Saturday) :

Breakfast at Hotel

9.30 am- 12.30 pm – Inter Chapter Meeting (with Coffee Break)

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm – Lunch at Hotel

2.30 pm – Half-Day Tour – Craft Complex (Teluk Ewa),

          followed by Sunset Cruise with Dinner (Tengah Beach)

Day 3/30July 2017 (Sunday) :

Breakfast at Hotel

9.30 am- 11.30 am    –  Networking Session with Langkawi Industry Players

   (with Coffee Break)

12.00 noon- 2.00 pm – Lunch (on own account)

2.30 pm – Golfing (on own account) at The Els Club, Datai

                         For non-Golfers : Tour of Langkawi Sky Cab,

      Sky Bridge & 3D Art Museum.

            Dinner at Paradise 101.

Day 4/31 July 2017 (Monday) :

Breakfast at Hotel

Check out time 12.00 noon and Transfer to Airport for Flight Departure

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PATA 2017 LIFE MEMBER AWARD BESTOWED UPON
Y.BHG. DATO’ HAJI AZIZAN BIN NOORDIN
CHAIRMAN, PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (AUG 2012-NOV 2016)

Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin took over as the Chairman of PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) in August 2012. He was instrumental in re-activating and revamping PMC to be more relevant and effective within the tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia. Under his leadership, PMC has gained recognition within PATA and the Asia-Pacific arena, in moving forward with several programmes and events targeted at providing value and benefit to the stakeholders of the tourism industry. Some of the key programmes/events implemented during his tenure include the PATA Hub City Forum: KL in 2014, Tourism Career Fairs in 2014/2015 /2016, Business Networking sessions in Kota Kinabalu in 2015 and Kuching in 2016, Crisis Communication Management Workshop and PATA Inter-Chapter Meet with Singapore and Thailand in 2016. Membership has also increased significantly from 65 members in 2012 to 87 during his tenure.

Notwithstanding his valuable contribution to PMC, his active presence and participation at PATA forums such as the PATA Executive Board and Board Meetings, PATA Annual Meetings, PATA Chapters Colloquiums, PATA Travel Marts and other PATA related forums/conferences speak for itself of his passion for PATA/PMC and its tourism related initiatives.

In recognition of his commitment, dedication and valuable contribution, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin has been bestowed with the PATA 2017 Life Membership Award which was presented on 19 May 2017 at the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2017 held in Negombo. Sri Lanka.

On behalf of the PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC), we are pleased to extend our heartiest congratulations to Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin on being bestowed the PATA Life Member Award which is indeed an honour well deserved.

The Malaysian delegates present at the event include :

Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab- Tourism Malaysia
Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin- Langkawi Development Authority (LADA)
YM Tunku Dato’ Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah- Mitra Malaysia
Mr Mohamed Sallauddin Mohamed Shah- Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.
Mr Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof- Tourism Malaysia
Pn. Wan Mahsuri Wan Ahmad Kamal- Themed Attractions, Resorts & Hotels
Faeez Fadhillah- Tripfez, Salam Standard

Y.Bhg. Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammed Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia also
represented Ministry of Tourism And Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia as a panelist at the UNWTO/PATA Ministerial Debate held in conjunction with the PAS 2017.

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PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) TOURISM CAREER FAIR 2016

 Background:

As a service industry, tourism is heavily dependent on the quality of the human workforce. Growing the human workforce for the tourism sector is very crucial for the success of the tourism industry. Often the key challenges faced by the tourism industry include the difficulty in attracting and retaining quality staff, particularly in the hotel and a few other related sectors. Many perceive jobs in tourism as a short-term opportunity and only a few recognize the long term prospects. Many also perceive the jobs in tourism as purely tourism-related and fail to realize that the tourism sector just like any other organization, also provides for a range of job positions such as marketing, administration, finance, engineering etc.

PATA Tourism Career Fair 2016:

In recognizing the above needs and challenges, PATA Malaysia Chapter (PMC) supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC), Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia and in collaboration with several Universities & Colleges offering tourism and hospitality programmes in Malaysia, held its third Tourism Career Fair on 06 November 2016 at the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, with the theme ‘Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success’.

The Career Fair was officially launched by Y.Brs. Dr. Junaida Lee Abdullah, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

The Career Fair was aimed at connecting fresh graduates and graduates from the tourism and hospitality faculties of the various universities & colleges in Malaysia with the potential employers (corporate organizations) from the tourism and hospitality sector under one roof.

Tourism Career Forum:

In conjunction with the Tourism Career Fair, PMC also arranged a Tourism Career Forum to share knowledge and inputs on tourism that would be of interest and benefit to the student participants. Prominent speakers from the tourism, airline, hotel, and travel and tour industries shared their insights, views and recommendations on the topic “Today’s talent, Tomorrow’s success: Successful Career Equation for New Generation Employees” from the perspective of their related industries.

 

The panel for the Tourism Career Forum comprised the following individuals:

Moderator        :

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin

Past Chairman, PATA Malaysia Chapter

 

Panelists          :

Ms Ivy Chan

Human Resource/Administration Manager

Holiday Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd

 

Mr David Raj

Head of Sales, Malindo Air

 

Y.Bhg. Dato’ Michiel David

Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM)

 

Chef Khairuddin Bin Kamarudin

President, Chef Association of Malaysia

 

Brand Showcase Presentations:

The programme for the event also included Brand Showcase presentations by Lexis Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd., Dorsett Hospitality International, Boustead Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd and Ratu Oceania Raya (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Outcome of the Career Fair 2016:

The Fair attracted a total of close to 1500 graduate students from 20 over universities & colleges in Malaysia and 22 exhibitors from the tourism and hospitality sector which included hotels, convention centres, travel/tour agents and other organisations connected with the tourism and hospitality industry.

Overall, the Fair was a great success and provided an excellent platform for the student participants to explore the career opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry related to their qualification and skills. For the participating exhibitors, it also provided an excellent avenue and opportunity to network, showcase their organisations and career opportunities available, as well as to attract the best talent/qualified candidates for full-time and part-time career opportunities and internship programmes.

 Organising Committee:

Chairman                     :          Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Abdullah Hemdi (UiTM)

Committee Members   :         Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours)/Hon. Secretary

                                                Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel)/Hon.Treasurer

                                                Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Bintang KL)

                                                Assoc. Prof. Dr Toney Thomas (Taylor’s University)

                                                Mr Manmohan Singh (Malaysia Airlines Berhad)

                                                Ms Nurul Syaza (Tourism Malaysia)

                                                Mr GP Subramaniam (PMC Executive Secretary)

Co-opted Members      :          Ms Izwarni Mohd. Salleh (Erican College)

                                                Dr Souji Gopalakrishna Pillai (HELP University)

                                                Ms Thong Lai Kit (Berjaya University College of Hospitality)

A total of seven (7) meetings were held to organize this event.

Date:   10 November 2016

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PATA MALAYSIA CHAPTER (PMC) FELLOWSHIP DINNER 2017

24 MARCH 2017/THE ROYALE CHULAN KAUA LUMPUR

 

PMC held a Fellowship Dinner on 24 March 2017 at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur. The event was aimed at providing an opportunity for all PMC members, industry players and relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry, to network and interact in a more relaxed and informal environment.

The Fellowship Dinner which was the first amongst a series of programs/events lined up for 2017 was a great success and attracted around 170 attendees which included guests and officials from Tourism Malaysia, Industry/Trade Associations and other relevant stakeholders from the tourism and hospitality industry.

The event was graced by Dr. Mario Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

It was an enjoyable and fun-filled evening for the attendees and with the theme ‘Night of Colours’, a number of guests came dressed for the occasion in their most colourful costumes.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by ‘The Sensations’ whilst our PMC colleague, Mr Steve Woon was the Master of Ceremony for the evening.

To add excitement to the event, the programme also included auction and lucky draws of fabulous prizes ranging from air tickets, hotel stays, meal vouchers and other attractive gifts.

The Organising Committee for this event comprised Y.Bhg. Datuk M. Ali (Dhesu Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.) as the Chairman and supported by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Aruldas Arulandu (Tourland Travel Sdn. Bhd.), Mr Kamaruddin Baharin (The Royale Chulan KL), Mr Steve Woon (Lexis Hotels & Resorts Sdn. Bhd.), Ms Jenice Yap (Flexiroam Sdn. Bhd.), Ms Nurul Syaza (Tourism Malaysia) and Mr GP Subramaniam (PMC Executive Secretary). A total of six (6) meetings were held to organize this event.

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Prepared By    :           Executive Secretary

Date                 :           31 March 2017

 

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