THE Malaysian travel trade is counting on the Singapore National Association of Travel Agents (NATAS) Travel Fair for more Singapore visitors.
The fair is scheduled to be held from August 1 to 3, at the Singapore Expo Centre.
Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) tourism director, Mr Megat Shahrul Azman, said Singapore was a significant market for high-spending tourists to Langkawi. "They stay at top hotels and spend an average of RM1,000 (US$308) per day. The average Singaporean tourist spends three days/two nights on the island."
LADA will be leading a delegation of suppliers comprising hoteliers, inbound travel agents and product operators.
Hoteliers from Johor will also be represented. Johor Tourism Association committee member, Mr Jerome De La Fuente, said hoteliers would also try to accommodate potential bookings for the Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix in September.
New Asia Holidays general manager, Mr Raaj Navaratnaa, said he was collaborating with his Singapore partners selling packages combining Johor and Singapore in conjunction with the Formula One event.
Source : TTG
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