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12 May 2008 – Travel News, Deals & Promotions

Posted by on May 12th, 2008
Filed Under: News & Promotions

AirAsia Sub Zero Campaign

AirAsia is going all out to compete with Malaysia Airline‘s Everyday Low Fare promotion by launching its own Sub-Zero campaign. The low-cost carrier will not only offer passengers more than one million tickets at zero fare, it is also offering RM5 off on fuel surcharge for domestic routes.

The domestic offer is for the traveling period between June 10 this year and April 30 next year. The booking period is for the next four days.

AirAsia charges fuel surcharge of RM16 for domestic flights that do not cross the South China Sea and RM43 for flights between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak.

On Wednesday, AirAsia will launch its offer for international routes for the traveling period between Jan 12 till April 30 next year. The tickets must be booked online by Friday.

However, MAS is set to come up with its zero fare campaign for Asean routes next week.

With the combination of offers from the two airlines, travelers are looking at over three million cheap tickets on offer.

More from AirAsia website!

Tourism Malaysia to attract Arabs With ‘feel At Home’ Campaign

Tourism Malaysia will cooperate with the relevant government agencies to hold a variety of programmes, including bringing imams from Mecca to lead the tarawih prayers, to lure the Arabs into visiting Malaysia during the month of Ramadhan.

For the first time in Malaysia, a section of Kuala Lumpur city was dedicated to Middle East tourists, showcasing the various Arabic and Middle Eastern cultures with food, songs and dances.

Other facilities were also in place for the convenience of West Asian tourists such as Arabic-speaking staff to assist the non-English speaking tourist from Middle East and special immigration lanes for Arabs tourists with families.

KLIA has now made available, announcements in Arabic.

Malaysia is also offering hotels and restaurants featuring halal food, hotel rooms with Arabic movies and cable TV and also entertainment outlets featuring Arabic entertainment.

Malaysia after MICE market in China

Malaysia is planning to promote more aggressively its MICE sector worldwide. Tourism Malaysia in Beijing put together a “Mice” Party recently that was not merely to welcome the Year of the Rat. The night brought together the Malaysian delegation which was in the Chinese capital to promote the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibition) sector with the local media as well as the local industry players.

Malaysia is going all out to gain a bigger slice of the MICE market and aspires to remain as one of the leading MICE destinations.

And organizing promotion activities such as the Mice Party in Beijing helps move Malaysia a step closer to its goal.

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