Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Malaysia banks on Indonesian carriers’ ban

LOCAL Malaysian agents are taking opportunity of the European Union Aviation Commission’s ban on all Indonesian carriers, to attract European wholesalers and outbound agents to sell Malaysia as a stopover before continuing onwards to Indonesia.

Kuala Lumpur-based Triways Travel Network managing director, Mr Akil Yusof, said he would work with wholesalers in Indonesia and operators in Europe to sell stopover packages in Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands.

He added: “We will also contact local insurance agencies to see if they will consider selling travel insurance policies to foreigners to cover internal flights within Indonesia. If they are game, we will include them in the packages.”

Johor Bahru-based New Asia Holidays general manager, Mr Raaj Navaratnaa, said he would contact European operators and entice them with value-added packages combining Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

“The attraction is that with one ticket on Singapore Airlines, you can cover three countries,” he added.

Source : TTG
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