Monday, February 12, 2007

Move to attract foreign tourists to southern Kedah

TOURISM Malaysia is promoting eco-tourism in the Kuala Muda and Yan districts in southern Kedah for the Visit Kedah 2008.

Kedah Director of Tourism Malaysia Ammar Abd Ghapar said eco-tourism products in the districts would appeal to foreign markets such as Thailand, Japan and Indonesia.

“We invited some foreign media from these regions to enjoy home stay projects and visit eco-tourism parks in Kuala Muda and Yan as part of our promotion drive.

“The foreign journalists really had a good time mingling with locals and absorbing their culture,” he said.

He said this after presenting prizes to local and foreign media participants of the Tourism Malaysia International Media Treasure Hunt Kedah 2007 at the Karnivall Water and Land of Excitement at Cinta Sayang Golf and Country Resort on Saturday.

A total of 250 foreign media participants in 70 vehicles took part in the treasure hunt, which covered among others, routes along Lembah Bujang Archeological Museum, Semeling Jetty and the Harvard Golf and Country Resort.

Also at the event, publisher Tunku Maziah Datuk Tunku Mokhtar from Leisure Guide Publishing Sdn Bhd presented 250 free copies of ‘The Guide To Malaysia’ to the foreign and local media.

She said she had submitted a proposal to the Tourism Ministry for the book to be adopted as an official guidebook to Malaysia by the Government.

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Source : STAR
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