Magazine to give Malacca big business buzz
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the monthly magazine, which would be published in English, could be used as a reference by investors, businessmen, corporate leaders, hoteliers and tour agency operators both local and abroad.
"I note that the magazine is very useful as it promotes the investment climate in Malacca besides introducing us to its readers, the unity among us, our culture, food, tourism products and heritage," he said when launching the magazine at a hotel here yesterday.
Also present were Melaka Business adviser Datuk Jamelah A. Bakar, state officials and corporate leaders.
Ali also launched the website of the state's Tourism Promotion Division, www.melakatourism.gov.my, which is expected to boost its tourism sector.
Tourism contributes to 70 per cent of Malacca's gross income, so its industry is a vital contributor to the state economy. By year's end, the state is targeting to chalk up 8.2 million tourists who have stayed for three nights, at least.
Ali said he was confident the target could be achieved once Malacca was declared a developed state on Wednesday.