Singapore Airlines launches Malaysia Promotion for UAE Residents

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Tuesday, 9 October 2007

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board has launched a strategic partnership with Singapore Airlines to promote a special travel package for residents of the UAE.

As part of the MTPB's campaign to boost the country's tourism industry, Singapore Airlines has launched a three days / two nights holiday package to three prime destinations in Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi - at prices starting from AED 1,490. The special holiday package will be available until end November 2007.

"Malaysia's rich cultural heritage and natural attractions have made it one of the favorite destinations for tourists all over the world, and taken Malaysia's tourism industry growth to new heights," said Tuan Razali Tuan Omar, Director, MTPB. "In the UAE alone, we have experienced an overwhelming growth of 22.2% from last year, a figure we intend to better this year with our efforts to target Dubai's residents who have always fancied a holiday in Malaysia. Through our partnership with Singapore Airlines, we hope to make their trip to Malaysia very pleasant, comfortable and more importantly affordable."

Malaysia attracted a multitude of tourists from the Middle East, with numbers rising up to more than 180,000 in 2006 prior to the launch of 'Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2007', and this year around 300,000 tourists from the region are expected to visit the country. Exciting theme parks and awe-inspiring natural wonders, pristine beaches along with a choice of luxurious shopping malls, are some of the attractions that await tourists in this culturally-affluent country.

Malaysia's exciting roster of events scheduled for the year is also expected to attract visitors from the UAE. On top of the list is the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, a World Championship event that will feature world-renowned bikers such as Valentino Rossi (Italy), Casey Stoner (Australia), and Randy de Puniet (France). Set to take place at the Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, from October 19 to 21, 2007, the much-anticipated event in the racing scene is expected to attract more than 50,000 spectators from around the globe. Other exciting events lined-up for 2007 include the 'Malaysia International Gourmet Festival' which is set to take place from November 2 to 29, 2007 and will gather the world's best chefs and offer their distinct menus in Malaysia's finest restaurants. In addition, the 'Year End Sale Carnival', a month-long retail extravaganza, scheduled from December 1, 2007 to January 1, 2008, which will see participation from 200 international shopping malls all over the country.

"On top of the natural and man-made wonders our country has to offer, it is the charm of the people and the festive events, which draws more and more tourists to Malaysia each year. The 'Visit Malaysia Year 2007' campaign has been an amazing success, and we expect to continue reaping the fruits of our efforts until the end of the year," Omar added.

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