Tourism Malaysia celebrated International Women's Day in a unique manner at their Mumbai office in Bandra Kurla Complex today. Tourism Malaysia Promotion Board, Mumbai office honored female entrepreneurs from the travel and tourism segment in Mumbai.
Those present at the event included Juhi Jagasia from Destinos India, Vinita Kripalani from HelmsBriscoe, Jyoti Singh from Sailor Travel, Irshad Patel from Discover Destinations and Munira Basrai from Ice International. The women travel and tourism entrepreneurs were hosted by Jane D'cruz from Tourism Malaysia, Mumbai office.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian government has said that it is anxious to woo Indian visitors back to the country once the international border reopens. As per Hafiz Hashim, Director of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Mumbai the ongoing vaccination drive in Malaysia is expected to speed up the opening of the borders that were sealed around the same time last year following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per statistics, the efforts of the Tourism Malaysia offices in India to woo Indian travellers to Malaysia had succeeded in 2019, when the numbers shot up to 7.35 lakh from the 6.31 lakh in 2018. The firs two months of 2020 were promising enough and tourism numbers from India looked set to rocket to record highs, with the first two months accounting for 1.55 lakh tourists. Malaysia looked set to host more than a million tourists from India in 2020 - had it not been for the pandemic. Interestingly, in the first two months of 2020, 70% of outbound flights from India, were from South India.