Tourism Selangor is thrilled to announce its plans this year, laying the foundation for the much-anticipated Visit Selangor Year 2025. As the tourism landscape continues to evolve, Tourism Selangor is gearing up to enhance the appeal of Selangor as a premier tourist destination.
Tourism Milestone and Focus Tourism Segmentation
Tourism Selangor aims to host 5.6 million tourists this year, showcasing the state’s commitment to positioning Selangor as a top-tier tourism destination. The focus this year is on medical tourism, leveraging the significant number of hospitals that is able to provide excellent healthcare for both domestic and international visitors. With 20 private hospitals recognised by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), Selangor aims to become a prominent medical tourism destination.
The Northern Regions of Selangor are set to become tourist destinations, promoting community-based tourism through initiatives like the Selangor Community Hosts Programme and through agro-tourism segmentation. The Sabak Bernam Development Area (SABDA) initiative will be ramped up to stimulate the state’s economy and empower local communities.
Sales Mission and Tourism Roadshows
Tourism Selangor is set to broaden its reach through overseas sales missions in key markets, including the ITB Berlin in Germany, Seoul International Tourism Fair 2024 in South Korea, South Asia’s Travel & Tourism Exchange in Delhi, India, Malaysia Healthcare Expo in Medan, Indonesia, ASEAN Tourism Forum in Laos, Singapore Cruise Asia 2024, 11th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network 2024 @ Cao Bang UNESCO Global Geopark in Vietnam and tourism roadshows in China.
Building on the success of 2021 and 2022, where Selangor received the highest number of domestic visitors for 2 consecutive years, Tourism Selangor remains optimistic about continued growth in the coming years. The Pusing Selangor Dulu! campaign focused on the domestic market will showcase Selangor’s diverse attractions through interactive roadshows in schools and selected states, bringing the wonders of Selangor closer to potential visitors.
Events and Festivals
Selangor is set to host more than 100 events and programmes across 9 districts this year, showcasing its splendid tourist attractions through 10 unique tourism segmentation. These segments provide an opportunity for visitors to explore rich cultural and heritage values of Selangor. Tourism Selangor welcomes tourists to participate in various events this year, such as Wings of Kuala Kubu Bharu in Hulu Selangor, Pesta Kelaut Pantai Kelanang in Kuala Langat, PJ Half Marathon 2024 in Petaling Jaya, Selangor King of the Mountain in Hulu Selangor, Sate & Kopi Secocok Bersama Programme 2.0 in Kajang, Pesta Sayap in Kuala Selangor, King of Kampung Kemensah in Gombak, Ban Canal Carnival 2024 in Sabak Bernam and Moto GP in Sepang.
Gombak Hulu Langat Geopark
The Gombak Hulu Langat Geopark is poised for global recognition from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) by 2027. With the Gombak Quartz Ridge set to re-open to the public by year end, Tourism Selangor aims to showcase its million years worth of geological heritage landscape and unique geopark sites in Hulu Langat and Gombak. This marks Selangor’s first Geopark area, introducing the local geo-community and featuring geo-food as the state’s gastronomy attractions