Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Langkawi To Attract More Singaporean Tourists

More than 60 hoteliers and travel agents will join a three-day mission to promote Langkawi in Singapore beginning Monday.

The chairman of Kedah's Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents, Pishol Ishak said he was confident the mission could attract more tourists from Singapore as many airlines fly directly to Langkawi from Singapore, such as AirAsia, Singapore' Silk Air and Malaysian Airlines.

"We chose Singapore with the hope that more than 100,000 tourists from that country as well as international travellers visiting Singapore would visit Kedah including Langkawi," he told reporters here Sunday.

Statistics from the Tourism Unit of the Langkawi Development Authority showed that almost 38,000 tourists from Singapore visited Langkawi last year compared to 34,000 tourists in 2007.

Source : Bernama
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