GTS 5.0 focuses on sustainable tourism

Gulf Travel Show is back on 28-29 Sept 2022 under the sustainable tourism theme with Tourism Malaysia and German National Tourist Office GCC as Platinum and Silver partners, respectively.

TT Bureau

Gulf Travel Show (GTS) has been started with a purpose. Beginning in the midst of the pandemic when most borders were still closed, it gave the travel, tourism and hospitality fraternity an opportunity to ensure that confidence is restored in the minds of the people passionate about the industry. It is also a tool that connected online GCC buyers with exhibitors from across the globe. The fifth edition or GTS 5.0 brings all players to the table and gives them opportunities to study the stakes and make the right moves after almost two and a half years of hiatus. Here is what industry people think about the GTS.

Mirza Ghalib, Deputy Director, Tourism Malaysia – Dubai
Malaysia is thrilled to welcome back Middle East tourists to visit and experience our country again. It is a timely opportunity for us to network with travel agents and tour operator partners from the Gulf region. As the Platinum Partner of GTS 5.0, Tourism Malaysia is having its own virtual pavilion with 15 booths of Malaysian delegates consisting of tour operator partners, hotels, and product owners. Malaysia is keen to re-grow and sustain the economic tourism, such in prompting sustainable destination and products that are avail to this day. Everyone wants to return to discover more about Malaysia.

Yamina Sofo, Director, Sales and Marketing, Regional Office, German National Tourist Office (GNTO)
As Silver Partners at the 5th edition of the Gulf Travel Show, we are looking forward to connecting with a diverse number of potential partners from across the GCC, one of our primary source markets. We are pleased that this year’s theme is sustainability as this aligns with our overall vision, which is to continually develop our eco-friendly and barrier-free travel.

Tatiana Khoreshok, Country Manager, VisitBritain GCC
We are very excited to be part of the fifth edition of the Gulf Travel Show as it aligns perfectly with our objectives this year by providing a platform for us to maintain our connections with the travel trade and create new partners to encourage travel to Britain, while growing our brand further in the region.

Eve Kerk, Sales Manager – Tour & Travel, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort
GTS is a well established interactive platform for us to connect with tourism partners in the Middle East. We aim to rebuild our network after the pandemic and re-engage with key tourism partners. Our key objective is to introduce Johor as an upcoming international tourist destination in Malaysia as well as promote LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.

Sam Poh Choo, Director, Business Development & Marketing, The Taaras Beach Resort & Spa and Berjaya Tioman Resort
We look forward to creating awareness in the Middle East market for The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort, being the only luxury resort on Redang Island, as well as Berjaya Tioman Resort in Pahang. In addition, Malaysia is a Muslim-friendly halal paradise, making it extremely convenient for Arab tourists to find halal food or buy halal products. In terms of expenditure, tourists from Middle East are among the highest spenders in Malaysia. They prefer long stay and like to shop here. We are expecting to meet the top market players to further promote and update about our resorts.

Ahmad Faizal Iskandar, Director of Sales – Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Hotel
This is going to be the 5th participation in GTS since 2020, and it is a potent and important channel and platform to promote Sunway as a preferred and highly sought holiday destination in Malaysia. SUNWAY CITY KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA; In a bold drive to seal its position as Asia’s leading fully-integrated premier hospitality and entertainment destination, Sunway Resort unveils phase one of its once-in-a-generation transformation. Sunway City Kuala Lumpur’s transformation of its flagship property, Sunway Resort, began early 2020. The next phases of Sunway Resort’s dramatic transformation will be progressively revealed in 2022.

Dr Adel Tajasom, Chief Executive Officer, Pearl Island Holiday Travel Agency
Keeping our vision ‘Value for money & customer satisfaction’ Pearl Island Holiday has positioned itself today as one of the leading Main Travel Agency among Middle East Market which has specialised in the Malaysian Islands. Being in the last eight years of ATM brought us an idea to always be connected and updated to our main market buyers, who are from the Middle East. Further, COVID taught us the new way of business platforms, which is virtual connection with customers. We will update our new packages and luxury services for Islands in Malaysia rather than focusing on cities only.

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