Friday, December 01, 2006

Langkawi targets South Korean Honeymooners, Golfers

LANGKAWI Development Authority (LADA) is eyeing honeymooners and golfers from South Korea, an emerging market for the island of Langkawi located on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular.

LADA is working jointly with Tourism Malaysia, hoteliers and outbound travel agents to push the destination through television commercials and familiarisation trips.

Negotiations are also ongoing for Korean Air to fly direct to Langkawi, LADA's assistant tourism manager, Mr Nor Azman Yussuf said.

Currently, Silk Air is the only foreign airline flying into Langkawi. Last year, the island recorded 8,209 arrivals from South Korea.

Till the end of September this year, arrivals stood at 6,733. Mr Nor Azman said: "We have not made targets for 2007, but we are confident of breaching the 10,000 mark, if Korean Air flies to Langkawi."Currently, Korean Air flies to Penang twice weekly and to Kuala Lumpur International Airport daily during the winter period and five times weekly during the summer.

Source : TTG
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