PENANG TO HOST APeCO 2012 IN NOVEMBER

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GEORGE TOWN, July 25 (Bernama) -- The Asia Pacific Eco-tourism Conference

2012 (APeCO 2012), aimed at promoting eco-tourism and sustainable development,

will be held at the Eastin Hotel in Penang from Nov 28 to 30.

Malaysia Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Datuk Mohd

Khalid Harun said the seventh edition of APeCO was being held under a

collaboration between Matta and the Penang government.

About 300 local and foreign delegates were expected to attend the conference

which would feature many industry leaders, academia and non-governmental

organisations in their field of expertise to deliver a common consensus for

sustainable ecotourism, he told a news conference.

Also present were Penang Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage

Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang and Matta Penang Chapter chairman Johari

Shafie.

Mohd Khalid said the conference, carrying the theme of "Back to Our Mother

Nature", would give an opportunity for the participants to enhance awareness on

eco-tourism as well as exchange views on conservation causes and promote

community-based projects.

-- MORE

MATTA-APeCO 2 (LAST) GEORGE TOWN

Meanwhile, Law said the selection of Penang as a venue for the conference

was timely as the state had many places that could promote eco-tourism

activities.

"Penang is a good place for eco-tourism because we have national parks, the

Penang Hill, waterfalls and the botanical gardens, and we also have all the

forests that can be a good choice as tourist destinations," he said.

He said that in line with the "Greener, Cleaner Penang" campaign, the

conference would also help the state to promote its green lung that can be

explored and experienced by the participants from abroad.

-- BERNAMA

NAW NAW MGN

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