Tourist arrivals from Singapore has registered a three-fold increase in the first six months says the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada).
Lada's Tourism manager Megat Shahrul Azman Abas said more than 100,000 tourists comprising Singaporeans and foreigners from the Island republic had visited Langkawi in the first six months.
He said the increase in tourist arrivals was due to a number of initiatives and promotions undertaken by Lada, including the Langkawi Travel Mart in Singapore last Thursday.
The programme was organised by Lada with cooperation from the Kedah branch of the Malaysia Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta), Langkawi Tourists Association, Langkawi Hotels Association, Homestay Association, Tourism Malaysia in Singapore and the Malaysian Embassy.
Megat Shahrul said through the Travel mart, travel agents from Malaysia were able to strike a working relationship with travel agents from Singapore, to boost the tourism and travel industry.
"An increase in tourists will also boost the travel industry since most of the tourists used Silk Air Singapore, Malaysia Airlines (MAS), AirAsia and Tiger Always to travel between Singapore and Langkawi while some used the ferry services," he told Bernama here Tuesday.
Source : Bernama
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