center overlooks a historic rainforest, and a 400-room hotel is under construction nearby, with plans for a 200-room hotel in the works as well. The Sarawek Convention Bureau also provides a host of services for groups, whether they’re visiting for a convention or a corporate incentive trip.
28 convention bids, representing 38,500 delegates with a total eco- nomic valueof $144 million.
Last year,Malaysia jumped three spots, to No. 28, in theICCA country rankings. The number of meetings hosted in the country also jumped 24 percent, from 96 meetings in 2009 to 119 meetings in 2010.
Malaysia is strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia, with 55 percent of the world’s population— in China and India—in closeprox- imity. Visitors have direct access to Malaysia through morethan 50 airlines,which fly to the country from morethan 100 worldwide destinations.