March 25th, 2007

Global Attendance

The World Tourism Conference 2007 is expected to attract delegates from 70 countries to Malaysia. So far representatives from 12 countries have confirmed their participation and more are expected next month. Being held in Asia, at least 60% of the international delegates are expected from the ASEAN countries and China, India and Korea. In attendance will be a large number of representatives from international NGOs on tourism, environmental protection, nature conservation, human rights, cultural integration, poverty alleviation, world peace and health.

March 17th, 2007

Visit by UNWTO Representative for Asia and Pacific, Mr Xu Jing

Mr Xu Jing was on a 2 day working trip to Kuala Lumpur from 17 to 19 March 2007 to finalise the preparations for the World Tourism Conference. There was a working lunch with HE Datuk Dr Victor Wee, Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia followed by an inspection of Shangri-la Hotel, the host hotel of the event. He said the event is expected to be attended by Tourism Ministers and tourism representatives of the 150 governments who are members of UNWTO.

Malaysia to showcase HomeStay programme

Delegates will get to have a taste of Malaysian homestay program when they participate in the post-Conference technical tour.

May 15th 2007

Concorde Hotel - Fully booked due to overwhelming response

Concorde Hotel is overbooked due to overwhelming response. Special Superior Room package at Shangri-la Hotel is available.

Tourism Ministers in attendance

VVIP participants in the World Tourism Conference include the Minister of Tourism of the following countries: Maldives, Yemen, Lesotho, Solomon Islands, Sudan and of course, Malaysia.

Latest Speakers

Ms. King Chi Au Commissioner for Tourism, Hong Kong Special Region and H.E. Dr. Mahmood Shaugy, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Maldives (represented by Deputy Minister) are the latest confirmed speakers.

May 25th 2007

Malaysia Airlines supports Conference with 100 free air tickets

Malaysia Airlines, in support of World Tourism Conference is offering 140 AD75 (75% discount) return air-tickets to deserving tourism leaders in the Government, NGO, Media and Academia sectors. Air tickets are ex Europe, Americas, Indian Sub-Continent, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Australia and East Malaysia.

To book please email: Mr Lee at

Registration extended

Due to overwhelming response, REGISTRATIONS with payment is extended beyond May 15 until further notice. Click here for instant registration and payment.. Simultaneous translation in Arabic, Mandarin, French and Spanish is available for Conference sessions.

Air Asia offers special packages for Conference participants

AirAsia GoHoliday, a subsidiary of AirAsia in support of the World Tourism Conference offers special flight & room packages for delegates departing from Indonesia, Thailand and other states in Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur. Log into







Inspiring Success Stories ....

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The World's Most Prestigious Tourism Networking Event


H.E. Tourism Ministers, Tourism Planners, Policy Makers, Tourism Experts, Tourism Academicians, Executive Council Members of Tourism NGOs, Tourism Investors & Entrepreneurs, Hoteliers, Tour & Travel Operators, Destination Management Operators, Theme Park Owners, Airline Owners & Executives, Cruise Owners& Executives, Global Distribution Operators, Travel Technology Executives, Members of National, State & Regional Tourism Offices and Tourism Promotion  and tourism leaders from all over the world.


Excellent Networking and Learning Opportunities

The Conference, will provide an exciting and engaging forum for discussion and learning of success stories, current issues, solutions and best practice case studies. There is excellent networking opportunities engaged in vibrant atmosphere. Get to know the Speakers and "who's who" in the world's tourism fraternity.


Definitely not to be missed!

The Conference will present you with a program relevant to any established tourism player who wish to network, share and learn from the leaders of tourism in this decade and a world platform for leaders to establish cooperation and friendship.


The Programme:

  • Opening Ceremony graced by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and H.E. Secretary General of UNWTO

  • Grand Welcome Dinner hosted by the Government of Malaysia

  • 4 exciting sessions over 2 1/2 conference days

  • 3 networking lunches and 5 tea breaks

  • Selection of well appointed accommodation

  • Airport transfers, hotel transfers and dinner transfer

  • Technical tour of Kuala Lumpur city

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for this important and inspirational world tourism event.


Datuk Dr Victor Wee

Secretary General

Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia

Session 1


Sustainable Growth: sharing the expertise of leaders in advocating sustainability in tourism, environmental protection, rural tourism, community involvement and poverty reduction through tourism



Session 3


Product Development: featuring leaders in resort development, special interest product, quality improvement and regeneration through tourism




Session 2


Marketing: learning from the leaders in destination positioning, e-marketing and the evaluation of marketing efficacy, exploring the successful branding of countries and of commercial companies; and analyzing how to protect the brand when crisis strikes.


Session 4



Partnerships: successful recipes for collaborating with other destinations and working with the industry, plus an exploration of how commercial companies (for example budget airlines) can work productively with local and national Governments





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