WEIBO Starts Collaborating With Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)

I'm sure some if not most of you are on WEIBO, the largest social media company in China. Well, just last week or so, WEIBO announced their collaboration with Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA) over at MATIC. I was there at the seminar event, and it was indeed an eye-opener. 

WEIBO Starts Collaborating With Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)
WEIBO Starts Collaborating With Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)



Key speakers were at the event to share tips on how to penetrate China’s market effectively through WEIBO. The seminar was graced by special guests Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia and Mr Gerald Yin, Director of International Business WEIBO.

"How to Promote Malaysia Effectively in China through WEIBO"
"How to Promote Malaysia Effectively in China through WEIBO"
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General of Tourism Malaysia 

China’s tourism market is big. More than 200 million mainland Chinese will travel overseas by 2020. This year alone, Chinese tourist will be spending more than US $299 billion.

China Potential
China Potential

“We foresee the change of travel habits will take place for Chinese travellers. There will be more young travellers depending on social media testimony for reference where to go for their next holiday destination and with the collaboration between MITA and WEIBO, tourism players in Malaysia will be able to leverage the strong social media’s platform”, said Uzaidi Udanis, Deputy President MITA to media at the seminar MITA.

Uzaidi Udanis, Deputy President MITA
Uzaidi Udanis, Deputy President MITA 


With the collaboration between MITA and WEIBO, tourism players in Malaysia will be able to leverage the strong social media’s platform. WEIBO has more than 600 million registered users and 271 millions of active users. Through the platform, more than 45 million WEIBO’s users are frequent travellers and Malaysia is one of the top discussed travel destinations in WEIBO.

WEIBO is BIG in China
WEIBO is BIG in China
Mr Gerald Yin, Director of International Business WEIBO, receiving token of appreciation
Mr Gerald Yin, Director of International Business WEIBO, receiving token of appreciation

Many big international companies such as Unilever, Coca Cola, Luis Vuitton and even Tourism Australia has benefit using WEIBO as a key marketing platform to boost business in China. I can truly understand how this platform will be beneficial for Malaysia.

Weibo Travellers Statistics
Weibo Travellers Statistics

MITA will propose ‘Malaysia Day Sale’ campaign which will be launch on 31 August 2016 using WEIBO’s platform. With this initiative, MITA hopes it can help to increase Chinese tourist arrival in-line with the government’s target to receive more than 8 million Chinese tourists in 5 years with RM22.1 billion income to the country.

For more details, please call MITA’s secretariat office at 603-2166 0877 or Uzaidi Udanis at 6019-238 1875 or email to mitamsia@gmail.com or uzaidiudanis@gmail.com.



10 comments :

  1. That's good, bring more tourists in...instead of we people going here, there and everywhere leading to an outflow of our already very weak currency.

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  2. I'm really excited to see how this collaboration would turn out. Despite the negativity about Chinese tourists, we do need them.

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  3. I wan vacation in Malaysia. but always need check on budget cost first.

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  4. I read somewhere that the china tourists have the best purchasing power. so, it is good for the economy if we can bring more china tourists to malaysia.

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  5. I really hope more tourist will visit our country, its helps to boost the economy.

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  6. Yaaayyy... hope that the influx of Chinese tourist will do our country good....

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  7. Too bad I couldn't join the event on that day. Thanks for sharing.. Undeniably, mainland China is really the one of the largest tourist markets around the world. But, their behavior really need to improve a lot.

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  8. Wow, time to get myself a Weibo account and explore the huge China market :)

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  9. Yes, weibo seriously a big big media to spread any news, especially among ppl in China :D

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  10. In a way this is certainly a good boost for the economy - if there are more tourists visits, there will certainly be an improvement in that aspect :)

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Always appreciate the comments. Thanks!

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