Najib declares 2020 ‘Visit Malaysia Year’

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tabling Budget 2018 in the Dewan Rakyat, October 27, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tabling Budget 2018 in the Dewan Rakyat, October 27, 2017. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — The country’s tourism campaign Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) is set to make a return in 2020, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today.

In making the announcement during his Budget 2018 speech, Najib said Malaysia is expected to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the World Congress on Information Technology, and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting that year.

VMY was first launched in 1990, and was subsequently held in 1994, 2007 and 2014.

VMY 2020 will be Malaysia’s fifth edition.

This comes as Najib said the World Tourism Organisation had reported that last year, Malaysia was the world’s 12th most visited country.

Najib said Putrajaya expected that 28 million tourists will visit Malaysia next year.