Tourism Malaysia Hybrid Seminar for Travel Agents & Media

MANILA, 24 NOVEMBER 2021 at Citadines Bay City Manila.

Tourism Malaysia Manila conducted a hybrid seminar for travel agents – a first in almost two years – to talk about some destinations in Malaysia with focus on Langkawi.

The seminar brought together the various travel agent associations, industry friends and partners, and members of the press.  Those who was not able to join the gathering in person due to Covid protocols joined the event online via Gmeet.   

There were presentations from:

       Ms. Socorro “Suzette” Del Rosario and Ms. Alyssa Tinawin of Malaysia Airlines Philippines

       Ms. Sharmini Violet – Director of Sales & Marketing, Mega Water Sports

       Ms. Utami Fajar Sari – Marketing Communication Manager, Bayview Hotel Langkawi

       Ms.  Hasniza “Sue” Suid – Sales Manager, Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa      Ms. Yazlina  Yahya – Director, Tourism Malaysia Manila

Why Langkawi

The name “Langkawi” is said to be derived from the word “helang” (eagle) and “kawi” (reddish brown). Not your ordinary island, Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands distinctly different and filled with myths and legends. 


Eco-adventure, island hopping, wildlife sighting, shopping, historical and cultural experience are just some of the many exciting things you can do at Langkawi.


The Langkawi international travel bubble was launched on the 15th of November 2021 where fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to travel into the island. Other than this, travel is only for those with special passes.



Director Yahya also presented the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all tourists entering Malaysia which includes the following procedures:

       Required testing prior to departure – a negative COVID-19 RT PCR swab test is required for all countries within 72 hours before arrival in Malaysia.

       Required testing upon arrival – Malaysia bound passengers will undergo an addition swab test upon arrival in KLIA.

       Mandatory 7 or 10 days home quarantine (to apply 7010 days prior to travelling to Malaysia)

       Quarantine in hospitals designated by the Ministry of Health (if tested positive)


To learn more about the latest updates, you may visit this site.


About Tourism Malaysia

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD OR TOURISM MALAYSIA is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia. It focuses on the specific task of promoting Malaysia as a preferred tourism destination. Since its inception, it has emerged as a major player in the international tourism scene. In 2018, Malaysia registered 25.8 million tourist arrivals and RM84.1 billion tourist receipts, placing it among the major tourism destinations of the world.

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