Malaysia Tourism Office

Our Mission

Marketing Malaysia as a destination of excellence and to make the tourism industry a major contributor to the socio-economic development of the nation.

Our Objectives

  • Promote Malaysia as an outstanding tourist destination.
  • Showcase Malaysia's unique wonders, attractions and cultures.
  • Enhance Malaysia's share market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE).
  • Increase Malaysia's tourism revenue by increasing tourist numbers to Malaysia and extend their length of stay.
  • Encourage tourism and its related industries in Malaysia.
  • Help develop domestic tourism and promote new investments in the country, as well as provide increased employment opportunities. The growth of tourism would also contribute positively to the country's economic development and quality of life.


The Tourist Development Corporation of Malaysia (TDC) was established on 10 August 1972 as an agency under the former Ministry of Trade and Industry by an Act of Parliament.

With the inception of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism on 20 May 1987, TDC was moved to this new ministry; and became the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) through the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Act 1992. Popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, its full focus is on promoting Malaysia domestically and internationally.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo is the bustling gateway to acclaimed Kinabalu National Park. The park's high point is 13,400-foot Mount Kinabula, Malaysia's tallest peak, a mecca for climbers. Ninety miles away, thrilling jungle trekking and camping await in the Crocker Range National Park.


Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.


The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.

Dynamic, vibrant, diverse, exciting. These are just some of the great qualities that make KL a dazzling destination for travellers. Known popularly as KL, this modern metropolis boasts not only world-famous superstructures such as the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower, but also charming heritage buildings that have stood the test of time.


Langkawi comprises a group of 99 tropical islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 30 km from Kuala Perlis and 51 km from Kuala Kedah on the mainland. The main island is known as Pulau Langkawi. The islands are shrouded with an intriguing heritage of myths and legends that feature ogres and gigantic birds, warriors and fairy princesses, battles and romance.


Malaysia is one of the region’s most attractive cruise destinations. Malaysia ports are fully-equipped with extensive and state-of-the art facilities, offering convenient berthing spots for cruise ships from all over the world. Tourism Malaysia work closely with Non-Government Organizations (NGO), State Tourism, Shore Excursion agents and Port Authorities in promoting the cruise industry.

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