6 May 2008 – Travel News, Deals & Promotions
Malaysia tourism programme “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia” would be changed to “Zoom”, and it would be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi on May 7.
Malaysia is set to improve on the current homestay programme. The programme is an excellent product that could boost the economic status in the villages as well as the country’s tourism industry. It also encourages culture exchange, friendships and family relationships.
Malaysia Airlines Promotion
Travel to any domestic destination for zero fare on Malaysia Airlines.
Zero fares means that passengers only pay airport tax, fuel surcharge and administration fees. The campaign is valid for travel between June 10 and Dec 14, 2008, with the booking period from today until May 19. Customers must purchase the tickets online at least 30 days before flight departure, MAS said. These tickets are non-refundable and the flight dates could not be changed.
Malaysia Airline’s subsidiary Firefly is also offering zero fares for its destinations on its turboprop aircraft.
However, Malaysia Airlines has no plan to introduce its “Everyday Low Fares” campaign outside the Asean region for time being.
AirAsia Launches Direct Flights To Kota Kinabalu From Jakarta And Bali.
AirAsia Bhd today launched direct flights to Kota Kinabalu (KK) from Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia as part of its expansion plans towards becoming an Asean airline. Jakarta-KK’s first flight commenced on March 30 and Bali-KK’s inaugural flight have already began. Both routes are being served three times a week.
In defense to the zero fare promotion launched by rival Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia state that AirAsia will pay the difference to any of his passengers if they can find any MAS airfare that is lower than the cheapest offered by AirAsia.