Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Australia Langkawi's New Tourism Target

Australia is the Langkawi Development Authority's (Lada) next target to attract foreign tourists, after its success in Singapore, India and Germany.

Pishol Ishak, Kedah branch chairman of the Malaysian Association of Tour and travel Agents (Matta), said that towards this end, the branch and Lada, in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS), would hold a roadshow in Australia in October to promote the resort island.
He said 43,000 Australians visited Langkawi last year and the number for the first six months this year was 15,000.

On the three-day mission to Singapore last month, he said it had been successful with many queries received from tour agencies there.
Lada statistics showed that 37,988 tourists from Singapore visited Langkawi last year compared with 34,643 in 2007, the fourth highest number, after tourists from the United Kingdom, Thailand and Australia, he said.

Source : Bernama
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