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DPM: Vmy2020 To Help Boost Tourism

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PUTRAJAYA - Visit Malaysia Year campaign will be held again in 2020, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

“The campaign seeks to ensure that Malaysia remains a desirable destination for visitors from all over the world,” he said.

“Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020) is a national mission. It will be the catalyst to drive the tourism industry further and achieve the visions outlined in the Malaysian Tourism Transformation Plan.

“I want all ministries and agencies to give their full support towards this programme,” he said after chairing the Cabinet Committee on Tourism meeting yesterday.

The committee took note of how the tourism industry fared in 2016, contributing 14.8% or RM182.4bil towards the nation’s Gross Domestic Product and was the third biggest contributor among National Key Economic Areas sector, bringing RM73.3bil to the Gross National Income.

-THE STAR