SALAM everyone! It's back to the grind after spending several days in Putrajaya and Bandar Baru Bangi as the organising chairman of the inaugural Global Islamic Tourism Exhibition and Conference (GITC). Part of my NGO work, this time with the National Tourism Council of Malaysia (NTCM).
The GITC was held at the international standard and purpose-built Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). We have three-days of exhibition and one whole day of conference discussing "the new frontiers" in world tourism. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak had his speech read by Tourism Minister Datuk Azalina Othman Said.
We had some decent coverage before and during the conference. We even had a half day media workshop organised with the help of the Malaysian Press Institute. The idea was to get media practitioners and tourism promoters share ideas on what tourism will be in the future, and what kind of strategic alliances could be developed for the common good.
Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek gave away the certificates to the media participants. We had three foreign speakers at the workshop, each of them giving an insight of their own into the world of tourism. Details and pictures of the conference are being uploaded into the website www.islamic-tourism.com.