Friday, April 10, 2015

Malaysia Promotes Motocycle Holiday Tours At Phuket Bike Week 2015

photo: PelanconganKini
PUTRAJAYA, 10 April 2015: Tourism Malaysia’s promotion of motorcycle holiday tours of Malaysia continues with its participation in Asia’s biggest motorcycle show, Phuket Bike Week 2015 from 11 to 19 April 2015.

With some 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world expected to attend the show, Phuket Bike Week is the perfect platform for Tourism Malaysia to launch the motorcycle tour packages it developed in partnership with Asia Racing Development Sdn Bhd and Sepang International Circuit.

“We’re very happy to take part in Phuket Bike Week this year and introduce the exciting motorcycle holiday tours we’ve developed with Asia Racing Development Sdn Bhd. The show will be the perfect opportunity for us to meet with motorcycle associations, travel agents and media and promote Malaysia as a great place for motorcycle holidays. We not only have well-connected highways, but also scenic countryside, historic places, lots of delicious food and beautiful culture for everyone to enjoy,” said Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin today at the flag off of the 25-member Malaysian convoy consisting of motorcycle club members, local travel agents and media, who are traveling on high-powered motorcycles to promote Malaysia at Phuket Bike Week.

The motorcycle holiday tour packages, sold from as low as RM1,200, provide options to travel by motorcycle to popular Malaysian destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Melaka, Cameron Highlands and Penang. Each three-day and four-night package covers a distance of between 450 km and 800 km, offering the experience of riding along Malaysia’s well-maintained highways and scenic countryside with stops at many charming tourist spots. The package also includes tickets to watch the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) 2015 in October.

“The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) in Malaysia is a top-notch racing event of international standard and is a perfect complement to the motorcycle holiday tours we are promoting. We’re glad to be able to work with Sepang International Circuit to promote motor sports as a must-see tourist attraction in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Haji Azizan.

Fast facts:

In 2014, a total of 6,649 MotoGP packages worth RM9 million were sold compared to 1,000 packages worth RM1.5 million sold in 2013.

MotoGP visitors attracted 130,925 visitors in 2014, an increase of 3.2% compared with 126,917 visitors in 2013.

A total of 20,607 international visitors attended the MotoGP in 2014 with the top six countries being Indonesia (8,564 visitors), Spain (4,201), Australia (2,242), Singapore (1,344), United Kingdom (938) and Thailand (692).
-Tourism Malaysia.

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