VirtualMalaysia.com 2.0 LaunchSaturday, August 24, 2013
Do you know Malaysia itself is filled with beautiful gems that you don’t even need to go far if you live in Malaysia!!!!! There is so much to explore from the clear water surfing paradise to the breath-taking mountain peak and numerous rain forest…. I myself have not explore all and at VirtualMalaysia.com you can find all the info about Malaysia tourist spot and every little corner worth a visit!!!!!
VirtualMalaysia.com is recently revamped into a social travel portal that incorporated social media features and crowd-sourced content. They have also received prestigious awards including APMITTA Asia Pacific MSC, IT and Telecommunication Award (Best Content Development Year 2000), APICTA – Asia Pacific IT Award (Best Tourism Applications – Year 2001 & 2005) and Prime minister Award (ICT Premiere Award- 2003)
Tuan Haji Hamzah Rahmat, President of Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) was invited to give speech on stage.
“It was great to see a timely change made to VirtualMalaysia.com since sharing via social media has become a trend which enables travel website to harness social media energy and the “wisdom of crowds” to improve traveller’s experience.
Today’s Traveller are quite a different breed. They are better informed as they do research of destinations before visiting. They are also more adventurous and would read up other travellers 'writing or blogs and visit more off-beat locales.
The user-generated contents featured on VitualMalaysia.com 2.0 will resonate better with these travellers as the reviews or write-ups come directly from travellers themselves.
I am confident that the changes introduced in the Virtual Malaysia.com 2.0 will be able to help to generate more awareness about Malaysia’s destinations and attractions and put Malaysia in better position to compete with neighbouring countries for tourism arrivals and receipts. Said Tuan Haji Hamzah Rahmat”
Rohizam Md Yusoff, Founder & chief Executive Officer of VirtualMalaysia.com said,
“We are now in the position to generate benefits for all parties involved in VirtualMalaysia.com-from content creators to content users. Even travel industry players and tourist attractions will benefit as these establishments that are reviewed can get stronger exposure and real time feedback from market. I am confident we are on the right track in bringing about these changes in VirtualMalaysia.com. We are hopeful that this new social new social travel portal can help direct more travellers to Malaysia especially with the upcoming Visit Malaysia Year 2014.”
So if you are planning a trip soon do check http://virtualmalaysia.com/
Gonna end my post with a group picture! Happy Weekend peeps!