KUANTAN, April 1 (Bernama) -- To reduce the outflow of money and increase domestic tourists, Tourism Malaysia Pahang is helping to promote tourism products in Penang.
Its director, Mohd Faharuddin Hatmin said an increasing volume of tourists would help generate economic growth, especially in hotel industries, theme parks, restaurants and shopping centres.
"Domestic tourism gives us a chance to help our economic growth. That's why, we help promote Penang during Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest) 2015 and Visit Penang Year this year to East Coast tourists," he said.
He was met by reporters after the Media Myfest 2015 FAM Trip to Penang with Pahang media members recently, with the cooperation of community airline, FlyFirefly Sdn Berhad (Firefly).
Meanwhile, Tourism Malaysia Penang director Harun Pilus said domestic tourism could foster the spirit of patriotism and strengthen solidarity among locals.
Firefly chief executive officer Ignatius Ong said to date, Firefly provided thrice weekly flights with fares as low as RM79, between the two states.
He said the direct flight from Pahang to Penang took only 30 minutes.