First of all, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the delegates attending the World Tourism Conference 2013 to be held from 21st to 23rd October 2013, at Hotel Equatorial Melaka.
The theme of the Conference "Global Tourism: Game Changers and Pace Setters" is very apt and is specifically formulated for tourism industry stakeholders and players to keep abreast with the development and progress of the tourism industry.
Tourism is one of the world's most dynamic sectors, offering enormous opportunities for growth, development and job creation. In this regard, the priority areas include sustainable tourism development, accessibility, domestic tourism, capacity building, product development as well as marketing and promotion.
It is important, therefore, that the tourism industry players and stakeholders meet up on a regular basis to interact, network and exchange ideas and concepts. It is only by sharing ideas do we develop new ones that catalyze the advancement of tourism for socio-economic benefit.
I look forward to your participation and wish all of you an enjoyable and fruitful Conference.
"Welcome to Malaysia"
"Malaysia Truly Asia"
DATO' SERI MOHAMED NAZRI BIN ABDUL AZIZ