Flights from Penang to Nanning in China will help bring more travellers from mainland China to the state.
Penang Tourism Development and Culture Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang said the first 162-seater Firefly Airlines flight to Nanning on April 19 from Kuala Lumpur-Penang-Nanning was successful. The flight was organised by China International Travel Service (CITS).
“There is a huge potential as statistics show that a big number of Chinese tourists are travelling overseas for holidays,” he said at the recent opening of the Bukit Mertajam branch of Forever Travel Service Sdn Bhd in the Gemilang Business Centre, Bukit Tengah. Also present were state Health, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh, Bukit Mertajam MP Chong Eng, Forever Travel managing director Chua Joo Kwang and his executive director Chuah Kok Boon.
Law said CITS offered an eight-day travel package to Nanning on Thurs-days for RM2,300 including flight ticket, accommodation, travel coach and meals.
Forever Travel Service donated RM10,000 each to Chung Ling High School Penang, Heng Ee High School, Han Chiang High School, Jit Sin High School Bukit Mertajam, Jit Sin (Independent) High School and Jit Sin High School Seberang Prai Selatan.