Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a State tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works with various tourism industry players locally and abroad in hosting tourism-related events such as familiarisation trips to Penang.
PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and habitat choice for many from around the world. On the home front, PGT supports annual events such as the George Town Festival, George Town Literary Festival and Penang Island Jazz Festival.
PGT has set up a Tourist Information Centre in the city where tourists can obtain additional information on Penang. PGT also gathers and monitors data pertaining to tourism, and provides free information leaflets and booklets on Penang.All these efforts are targeted at promoting Penang as Asia’s destination of choice.