Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tourism fair targets students

Why go for a holiday overseas when you can get everything under the sun locally at a good bargain?
— Datuk Shamsul Falak  Abdul Kadir  Deputy president National Tourism  Council Malaysia
Datuk Shamsul Falak Abdul Kadir Deputy president National Tourism Council Malaysia
There will be great deals on tourist destinations, holiday and travel bargains as well as vacation packages at the Malaysian Domestic Tourism Fair 2009 (MDTF 09) to be held at the Putra World Trade Centre from July 3 to 5.

About 30,000 visitors, especially senior citizens and students, are expected at the fair.

"While the fair is for all Malaysians, we hope to attract more senior citizens and students as these groups are most likely to travel a lot," National Tourism Council Malaysia deputy president Datuk Shamsul Falak Abdul Kadir said yesterday.

He added that senior citizens and students liked to travel but might face financial constraints.
"This will be the best time for them to consider doing so as they will find various affordable packages and promotions at the fair."

There will be 40 exhibitors at the fair, including hotels, resorts, spas, travel agents, tour operators and product suppliers. Most of the state tourism bodies will also be participating.

Other activities at the fair include workshops on tourism and talks such as "Dutch Heritage in Malaysia", "Look Young... Turning Back the Years" and "Travelling on Student Budget".

A lucky draw will be held every hour at the fair where visitors stand to win airline tickets, holiday packages, hotel stays and F&B vouchers.

MDTF 09 is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Tourism Malaysia.

With the New Straits Times as the official media partner, the event is also sponsored by the Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah Tourism Board and Celcom (M) Berhad. For details, visit

Source : NST
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