PETALING JAYA. A total of 46 countries are participating in the 21st edition of the Miss Tourism International 2018 World Final which is already being talked of as “The Biggest Event of The Year”.
The Miss Tourism International (MTI) 2018 World Final themed “Glitz and Glamour” will put Malaysia in the global spotlight on Dec 21 at the Grand Ballroom, Bandar Sunway Hotel Resort and Spa, Petaling Jaya.
D’Touch International managing director Tan Sri Danny Ooi said the event will be aligned with the event objective of “Promoting Tourism, Culture and Friendship” while empowering the delegates to propagate values in their respective country.
“The MTl was mooted to channel tourism to create and foster new relationships among the delegates while nurturing a better and closer understanding of one another’s national cultures, customs and traditions,” Danny said at a press conference during the launch of Miss Tourism International 2018 World Final.
Among the beauties present were from Armenia, Australian, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.
Beside the main MTI World Final title, there will also be four other titles to be won, namely Miss Tourism Metropolitan International, Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International, Miss Tourism Global and Dreamgirl of The Year International.
There will also be a host of subsidiary titles to be awarded such as Best in Talent, Best in Social Media, Best in National Costume, Miss a Friendship and Miss popularity.
Since 2014, Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology has granted RM3 million of scholarships to D’Touch International for the Winners of MTI to promote Edu-Tourism around the world.
MTI has collaborated with Fusionex, an official technology partner to create the first time MTI Image Bank & Talent Data which gives the delegates a platform as an opportunity in advancing their career.
One Smart Star Malaysia has created MTI official voting app where the votes from the app will select 3 highest votes in the Top 10 to be awarded with the Miss Popularity title.
The Culture and Tourism Ministry has supported the MTI World Final since 1994.