Tourism Malaysia launches Malaysia Specialist Certificate

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Dubai, Feb. 28: A Malaysia Specialist Certified Programme (MSCP) to become a certified Malaysia travel expert has been launched by Tourism Malaysia Dubai & Jeddah.

Conducted by Malaysian destination experts from the state tourism boards of Penang, Melaka, Selangor, Sabah, Sarawak, and Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), the programme comprises a series of six webinars designed specifically for travel agents. The webinars, each lasting one, will be held from March 9 to 25.

The travel agents will get insights into major attractions, local events, and tourist accommodation premises in Malaysia during the webinars.

The MSCP will also be used to promote Sabah and Sarawak as the new destinations for Middle East travellers.

“The MSCP is expected to make a significant headway which will enable us to reach a higher number of travel agents in the Middle East," Shahrin Mokhtar, Director of Tourism Malaysia - Dubai, said.

Putra Hilmy Elias, Director of Tourism Malaysia - Jeddah, said the programme ensures that the travel agents have knowledge of Malaysia.

"It also allows them to grow their businesses by leveraging on Malaysia’s diverse tourism offerings," he said.

The MSCP is a part of Tourism Malaysia Dubai’s initiative born out of the COVID-19 pandemic besides the “#WeMissYou” hashtag strategy to spur the readiness of travel professionals in the Middle East once Malaysia is reopened for business.

The participants will be awarded certificates and entitled to enter a lucky draw for the chance to win hotels stay in Malaysia with a validity period until 2022.