Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thousands throng travel fair

THOUSANDS thronged the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend to grab the bargains on offer at the MITM Travel Fair 2008.

Organised by the Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association (MCTA) and supported by Tourism Malaysia, the fair offered attractive holiday products from all over the world under one roof.

One of the highlights was the RM3 airfare to various destinations offered by Firefly. A total of 100,000 tickets priced at RM3 were available for travel until March next year.

Attraction: Among the highlights of the travel fair was the RM3 airfare to various destinations offered by Firefly.

Malaysia Airlines also offered discounts of up to 50% on airfares.

“The fair provides a platform for the local players in the tourism industry to showcase and market their tourism products under one roof.

“The fair provides an opportunity for players in the different segments of tourism to display and offer discounted travel deals and promotions targeted especially at consumers travelling in the second half of the year, which is always the peak season for travelling,” said MCTA president Chay Ng.

He said the fair provided value-for-money deals from a wider range of participants at about 250 booths.

Meanwhile, Tourism Malaysia deputy director-general (planning) Amiruddin Abu urged Malaysians to visit local tourist destinations.

Irresistible deals: Legend Holiday counsellor Janice Kuan (right) briefing Betty Wong and Daniel Loo on the attractive bargains offered by Legend Worldwide Holidays that included discounts of up to 60% at the Legend Water Chalet in Port Dickson and Legend Resort in Cherating.

“We have many attractive tourist destinations and Malaysians should take advantage of it.

“Every year, thousands of foreigners suffer jet-lag after hours of travelling, just to see what our country has to offer,” he said.

He added that tourist arrivals from January to June this year saw an increase of between two and six per cent over the corresponding period last year.

He also advised Malaysians to plan their travels in advance to enable them to enjoy savings on their trip.

Source : STAR shoppingNsales
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