Destinations

Incentive trips come back to Malaysia

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The incentive group on a sunset cruise in Langkawi; photo credit: MyCEB

Island hopping; photo credit: MyCEB

Welcome dinner; photo credit: MyCEB

Langkawi welcomed 60 participants from Forward Realty Sdn. Bhd, a Malaysian real estate agencies, for its three day incentive trip in November 2021. This is the first incentive group supported under Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s Meet in Malaysia Campaign after the interstate travel restrictions were lifted.

Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, Forward Realty Sdn. Bhd. organised incentive trips to incentivize and reward its top achievers annually. For the past few years, the destinations have always been overseas. This year, the Forward Realty initially wished to suspend the incentive trip due to the uncertainties caused by the pandemic and continuous international border closure.

However, with the support from the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), they were convinced to switch the incentive destination from Bali to Langkawi. Even though the group size is small, it is still significant to build confidence to the market, according to Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

The group chartered a round-trip flight with Firefly, depart from Subang Airport to Langkawi Island, staying in the 5-star luxury resort, St. Regis Langkawi. The activities ranged from visits to popular tourist spots, sunset cruise dinner on the Andaman Sea, island hopping to three unique islands, as well as duty-free shopping, all planned by Explorer Tourism Network Sdn Bhd (Travel Agency) and supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia.

“I am very proud to herein acknowledge the contributions, support and efforts given by our very own Malaysian’s real estate agency, Forward Realty together with Explorer Tourism Network Sdn Bhd who have decided to support our local economy by organising this trip to Langkawi. This certainly helps Malaysia’s economy in many areas; not just in the tourism business industry but as well as helping out the Malaysian communities as a whole,” said Dato' Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB.

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