18 May 2008 – Travel News, Deals & Promotions
MAS extends zero-fare offer to Asean routes
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is extending its Everyday Low Fares offer to Asean destinations and selected routes between China and Malaysia with an allocation of one million seats. The offer would include all destinations within Asean countries except Yangon. Bookings would be open from May 21 to June 3 for travel period between July 1 and Dec 14. Purchase of tickets must be made 30 days before flight departure. Flight dates are not allowed to be changed and no refunds on tickets are allowed.
Check out Malaysia Airlines (MAS) website for more details
Malaysia Health, Education and Eco Tourism regulations to be relaxed
The Tourism Ministry will set up a special secretariat to ease entry procedures (view, speed up and tighten the procedures) to boost specific tourism sectors including health tourism, education tourism and eco-tourism. Currently the problem is there is no one-stop centre that could make it easier for the entry of these tourists.
Malaysia Tourism Sector Urged To Enhance Facilities
All those involved in the Malaysian tourism sector have been asked to be better prepared to increase and enhance special facilities to attract tourists from West Asia. Among the facilities and infrastructure that can be enhanced to draw tourists from West Asia are separate swimming pools for men and women and for hotel managements to have more signs in Arabic and engaging Arabic-speaking staff.
Zoom! Malaysia is a new campaign launched to replace the previous “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia” campaign. This campaign is focusing on urging Malaysians to give priority to local holiday destinations and encourages them to look at Malaysia with a new perspective.
We Malaysians need to work harder to make the country a first choice destination not only for tourists around the world but for ourselves too, and this include by keeping our cities, beaches, and kampung clean, it would help make tourists feel more comfortable.