For Immediate Release
20 WINNERS FOR SELANGOR’S 2021 TOURISM RECOVERY PLAN PITCH COMPETITION REVEALED!
Executions of the RM 150,000 Worth of Project Grants are Expected to Boost Selangor’s Tourism Industry in the rise of the New Norms
SHAH ALAM, 24 September – Tourism Selangor in a special virtual live-streaming session on Friday announced 20 of the winners for Selangor’s 2021 Tourism Recovery Plan Pitch Competition who walked away with Project Grants worth RM150,000. 10 main winners received Project Grants amounting to RM 10,000 each, and 10 consolation prizes’ winners took home a RM 5,000 worth of Project Grant each.
Tourism Selangor, through its Industrial Development division organised the Pitch Competition from June 14th until July 31st with the vision to revitalize domestic tourism in Selangor via effective approaches based on the new norms or through initiatives geared towards bracing the global pandemic which is now entering the endemic phase.
As the cherry-on-top, the winners will also get the opportunity to present their Projects during Tourism Selangor Global Convention 2021; a mega Convention involving nationwide Tourism Boards, Tourism Promotion Agencies, tourism industry players and the public, which is scheduled to take place on 29th and 30th November; subject to the current set of SOPs.
The pitch competition paved the way for tourism industry players and the general public to come up with the ideas on sustaining the industry, especially in Selangor, including on the aspect of recovering tourists’ trust to travel to Selangor; making the State a premier and preferred travel destination in Malaysia.
As a recap; Tourism Selangor received a total of 101 Proposals; 34 with focus in both “Creative and Innovative Tourism” and “Sustainable Tourism” categories, and the remaining 33 focused on “Tourism Digitalization”. Out of the total Proposal, 40 were produced by local universities, 35 from private organizations, 16 by tourism-based companies, and the remaining were produced by Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs) and local authorities.
The Honourable Hee Loy Sian, Selangor’s Executive Council Member of Tourism and Environment in a statement shared, “The Pitch Competition received overwhelming responses from Selangor’s tourism industry players, as well as the public. I believe, the organisation of this competition has to some extent strengthened the relationship between the Selangor State Government and tourism industry players, especially in regard to the efforts of recovering and rebuilding the tourism industry in Selangor, amidst the Covid-19 turmoil”.
On another note, Mr. Azrul Shah Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor in a statement shared, “The competition was organised with the vision to foster Selangor’s tourism industry, as well to become the platform for the State’s industry players to express their creative and innovative ideas towards the recovery of Selangor’s tourism industry post Covid-19. On behalf of Tourism Selangor, I encourage the members of the public to share their innovative ideas with us in the best interest of the industry”.
Selangor State Government through Tourism Selangor, will from time to time execute similar initiatives towards rebuilding the industry. At current, the application for Selangor’s Financial Aid Grants for up to RM 20,000.00 for each successful applicant are now open until the 31st of December, 2021, For more information, log on to its official website; www.selangor.travel or keep-up with the updates on Tourism Selangor’s social media accounts; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube channel.