The creators and team from GoPro and Tourism Malaysia had a great time enjoying the water activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and beach volleyball at Mantanani Island.
Everyone is ready to rock the river whitewater rafting in Kiulu.
GoPro developers enjoy local delicacies.
GoPro developers were welcomed with a cultural dance at Kampung Sangkir, Kota Belud.
Drive to Batu Caves, Selangor Temple and HL Dragon Fruit Farm Selangor.
Excursion to Genting Skyworlds Pahang amusement park.
The action camera brand and Tourism Malaysia team up again to bring Sabah to the world through the GoPro APAC Camp.
KOTA KINABALU – GoProthe pioneering global leader in action cameras, has once again teamed up with Tourism Malaysia for another exemplary initiative to promote Malaysia’s “Land Below the Wind” – Sabah – in the world. At the recently concluded GoPro APAC Camp, the two companies collaborated to celebrate the launch of the all-new GoPro HERO11 Black with the best content creators in the Asia-Pacific GoPro community.
The 6-day/5-night GoPro APAC Camp, held in conjunction with Sabah Tourism Board as a destination partner, was attended by 19 GoPro developers from across the Asia-Pacific region including Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. These content creators were also among the first in the world to take full advantage of the capabilities of the HERO11 Black and showcase it to a global audience.
“Through the APAC camp, GoPro sought to inspire these creators to create countless compelling and extraordinary content while promoting Malaysia through the lens of their GoPro. In this regard, we are truly grateful to Tourism Malaysia and the Sabah Tourism Board for embarking on this wonderful and synergistic journey with us. We are certain that this partnership will inspire GoPro customers around the world to rediscover what truly makes Malaysia Asia.” said Rick LougheryVice President of Global Marketing and Communications at GoPro.
Throughout the GoPro APAC Camp, the 19 developers were able to see and experience some of Sabah’s “hidden gems” with a focus on ecotourism, gastronomy, marine life, arts and culture. These included visiting Mantanani Island, teeming with the richest and most diverse marine life; live like the locals with a host family; Experience the lifestyle and culture of Sabah’s ethnic groups at the Mari-Mari Cultural Village; and explore the best viewpoints in Kota Belud and Ranau.
“The attractions highlighted during this initiative are consistent with Tourism Malaysia’s new focus to promote Malaysia as the world’s most recognized top-of-mind ecotourism destination. Known for unmatched hospitality, unique gastronomy and intertwined cultures, Malaysia is also the perfect place for hikers looking for adventure while discovering some of Mother Nature’s most unique gifts, as GoPro content creators have clearly demonstrated.” said Dato’ Haji Zainuddin Abdul WahabDirector General of Tourism Malaysia.
“I believe this collaboration will help achieve Malaysia’s target of 9.2 million international tourist arrivals in 2022 and 15 million arrivals in 2023. Asia-Pacific countries have been and remain in Malaysia’s top 20 for international arrivals.” he added.
As the line of a popular Sudirman song goes: “To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia”. And now, with this new collaboration, GoPro and Tourism Malaysia have renewed their relationship once again to showcase the charm of Malaysia through GoPro’s lens, allowing the world to truly know and fall in love with this place we call home. The GoPro APAC Camp undoubtedly enabled the participants to create some remarkable content that will appear on their respective social media channels and reach their followers around the world. In the meantime, the content will also be shared through GoPro’s Asia-Pacific social media accounts as well as Tourism Malaysia’s social media account.
Tourism Malaysia hosts the 5th Fam Trip for Indonesian Travel Agents exploring exotourism and city tours
In addition, Tourism Malaysia is taking travel trade partners and media from the Indonesian market on its Fam Trip (FAM Trip) to promote in cooperation with Malaysia as the preferred tourist destination in this region tie-dye air and You Wings Holidays Sdn Bhd.
A total of five travel agents and two media representatives traveled from Jakarta for a five-day, four-night (5D4N) stay in Kuala Selangor, Penang, Genting Highlands and Kuala Lumpur from October 26-30, 2022 to immerse themselves in eco-tourism and city tour. Participants had the opportunity to witness the magical phenomenon of blue tears and fireflies on a boat tour of the Selangor Estuary in Kuala Selangor, and enjoyed lunch at Malaysia’s first dragon fruit-themed restaurant at HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm in Sepang.
In Penang, participants explored the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown and got a taste of local culture by visiting the Penang Peranakan Museum as well as Penang’s tallest iconic entertainment tower, The Top Penang, with Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck, offering stunning views of Georgetown and beyond .
Other highlights include a day and a half excursion to Genting Highlands to visit the newest attraction of Genting Skyworld Theme Park alongside Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, Awana Skyway, SkyAvenue Complex and Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park followed by Kuala Lumpur city tour.
Dato’ Haji Zainuddin Abdul Wahab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia, expressed his hope that this FAM trip will inspire Indonesian travel agencies to generate more leads to actively sell travel packages to Malaysia, especially by promoting the latest attractions in this one Country.
“This year marks the fifth time we have organized FAM Trip for the Indonesian market from Jakarta and Medan involving travel trade partners and media, demonstrating our commitment to bringing more tourists to Malaysia.”
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