Tadmansori Hotel Resort Sdn Bhd, which operates the Nadias Inn Comfort Langkawi Hotel, expects its revenue to breach RM2 million this year.
Group Financial Controller of the parent company, Tadmansori Holding Sdn Bhd, Mohammad Hasbi Jaafar said the company had been experiencing steady revenue growth over the past three years.
"We recorded RM1.9 million in revenue last year and RM1.8 million in 2008," he said.
Hasbi said the target is achievable as Langkawi is a favorite tourism spot in Malaysia and Asia.
"Malaysians are still the major contributor in terms of tourists.However, there are several emerging segments like Singapore, China and Thailand.
"The most interesting segment for Langkawi is the Chinese market as the number of tourists from that country to Malaysia in general, is increasing yearly," he told Bernama in an interview, in conjunction with the MATTA Travel Fair 2010 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) from today till Sunday.
Langkawi registered a whooping 32,000 tourist arivals from China in 2009 and this figure is expected to increase this year.
"With the expected increase in tourist arrivals from China, we are eyeing to capture at least 20 per cent of the total," Hasbi added.
On the hotel's occupancy rate, he said the management expects to register an average of 60 per cent this year, compared to the 54 per cent in 2009.
"In order to boost growth, we will be joining hands with the Ministry of Tourism for a presence at the Beijing International Travel Expo, next month.
"We hope to get positive and concrete feedback from the Expo and Chinese tourists, this year," he added.
Source : Bernama
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