WHOLE PENANG 2020: A great platform for tourism players

TOURISM players in Penang are developing new ideas to promote their products as they journey on the road to recovery.


Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm is offering a 50% off on entrance tickets for those who purchase them at their booth in Setia SPICE Convention Centre during the three-day WHOLE PENANG 2020 event.


Entopia chief of sales and marketing May Ang said Entopia is offering 50% off for Penangites (valid for walk-in purchase only) until Dec 31.



“We have decided to open the offer to visitors from other states during the three-day trade event. The tickets are valid until Dec 31,” she said.


Ang said the WHOLE PENANG 2020 event is a good platform for networking.


“We are here to network with other industry players and grow the industry together,” she said.


Ang (second from right), Teh (second from left) and their colleagues promoting their products at the event.


Tropical Spice Garden sales and PR manager Evelyne Teh Thiry said the company hoped to attract more visitors to the garden in Teluk Bahang.


The Tropical Spice Garden has been recognised as one of the best flower gardens in Penang.


Meanwhile, M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites general manager Moh Wei Ken said the trade event has given the hospitality industry a much-needed shot in the arm.


“The fair is a good platform for us to showcase our hotel packages. M Summit 191 is not selling just rooms anymore. A whole floor has been turned into a co-working space for downsizing firms affected by the movement control order (MCO), freelancers and new startups.


“The demand for hotel rooms has plunged and competition among so many hotels is stiff. So we need to think out of the box and get innovative!” Moh said.


Penang Tourism Development, Arts, Culture and Heritage Commitee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin (left) and Malaysia Association of Hotels (MAH) Penang Chapter chairman Khoo Boo Lim visiting the M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites booth during the event.


He added that it was important for industry players to stay focused and more importantly stay positive.


“With so much to do, we take this all as a challenge to pool our resources and minds together to get back on track,” he added.


Story by Christopher Tan
Pix by Law Suun Ting