Port Dickson, 1 January 2020: The highly anticipated campaign Visit Malaysia 2020 kicked off on the first day of the year with a special reception at major entry points to welcome domestic and international tourists throughout the country.
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia Datuk Mohamaddin in Ketapi was at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) which was of the venues chosen for the welcome reception. " Apart from welcoming tourists to Malaysia on the first day of 2020, the special reception is intended to spread the excitement of Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign", said the minister to the members of the press at the special welcoming ceremony.
A similar welcome reception were held concurrently at Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan as well as at 20 other entry points throughout the country.
To spice up the celebratory mood, the first batch of international and domestic tourists arriving at all major entry points are greeted with cultural performances from traditional dancers accompanied with traditional musical instruments. Tourists were also presented with special local delicacy such as dodol and a special garland made of batik as a sign of Malaysian hospitality.
Each welcome reception is made possible with the support provided by state goverments and corporate agencies related to the tourism industry whom had provided full support and contributions to embark on this campaign's promise.
The Visit Malaysia 2020 with its slogan "Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020" promises colorful celebrations with an impressive line-up of special and exciting events throughout the year. Malaysia is targeting 30 million tourist arrivals and RM100 billion in tourist receipts for the year 2020.
A comprehensive list of events in 2020 can be obtained by visiting the official website for Visit Malaysia 2020 at