Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Malaysia, Singapore tie up to bring in Middle East travellers

Malaysia and Singapore have teamed up with Singapore Airlines to offer an exclusive travel deal for Middle East visitors.

The travel package is seen to increase tourist arrival from the Middle East by 28 percent or from close to 400,000 visitors in 2007 to over half a million this year.

Visitors from the UAE are invited to avail of the five-day, night twin city package that covers airfare and hotel accommodations in both Singapore and Malaysia until November.

Tourism officials said Middle East tourists have shown growing interest in the two South-East Asian countries owing to its family-friendly environment and strong cultural links.

Source : TravelWeekly
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