Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Melaka all set to attract more tourists

Adly launching Visit Melaka Year 2019 at the Melaka Fiesta 2018 celebration. — Photos: Bernama

MELAKA: The state government through the state's hotel industry, has introduced a variety of attractive accommodation packages in conjunction with Visit Melaka Year 2019 (VMY 2019) in efforts to increase tourist arrivals and extended stay.

Chief Minister Adly Zahari said in collaboration with the Melaka Budget Hotel Association, 14 budget hotels were offering amazing three-day, two- night accommodation packages from as low as RM159.

He said in collaboration with the Malaysian Melaka Hotel Association, the "Fascinating Melaka" packages offered visitors a variety of attractive accommodation packages at 10 three-star hotels in the state, with prices ranging between RM300 and RM458.

“Meanwhile, under ‘Love My Kampung' packages, in collaboration with the Melaka Homestay Association, nine lodging houses are offering two-day, one-night accommodation from RM79 to RM99 per pax.

“There are also 14 chalets and resorts on the coastal area around the state, to offer visitors the ‘Heritage and Nature Trail' packages from RM79 to RM99 per pax,” he said in his speech when launching the VMY 2019 at the Melaka Fiesta 2018 celebration here on Monday night.

At the event, Adly also launched the Tourism Event Calendar 2019 which featured a variety of interesting activities including Raptor Watch, Melaka Historical City celebration and San Pedro Festival, just to name a few.

Adly said the implementation of VMY 2019 was the state government's main mission to support Visit Malaysia Year 2020.

It also served as the main platform for Melaka to promote the historical state internationally as well as to realise its target of attracting 20 million tourists this year.

He said Melaka received 14.7 million tourists from January to October last year, with 5.6 million people or 38.59% comprising foreign tourists.

Despite the relatively high target set, Adly said he was confident the efforts would help elevate the state tourism industry to a higher level through all the plans formulated, including the ‘Melaka, the Gateway to Historic Malaysia' promotional campaign and several other new approaches.

He also encouraged everyone to provide continuous cooperation and support to the state government to ensure the success of VMY 2019 by applying the value of ‘Think Tourism and Act Tourism' to intensify efforts to promote Melaka as the country's main tourist destination. 
- Bernama/therstar.

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