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Tourism Malaysia, Al-Rais Travel launch travel packages

Recent statistics report that Malaysia welcomed 25,228 arrivals from UAE for January-September 2017. Advanced bookings to Malaysia from November 2017 to February 2018 also posted approximately one percent increased.

Riding on this growth and looking to put Malaysia back on the tourism hot spots, Malaysian Ambassador to the UAE HE Syed Mohd Hasrin officially launched ‘Explore & Discover Malaysia’ packages in cooperation with Al–Rais Travel in Dubai.

The attendees for the launch comprised of Malaysian governmental agencies in UAE, airlines partners as well as hotel & resorts’ representatives from Malaysia. The event also witnessed Malaysian culture troupe performance titled cultural dances of Malaysia.

“We are keen to share all the latest initiatives in Malaysia which could be of interest to the UAE market as well as boost awareness on our extensive tourism offerings. The tourism sector is considered one of the main sectors that Malaysian economy depends on so we are keen to meet our visitor expectations not only to visit Malaysia, make Malaysia their home away from home and to increase repeat visitations,” said the Malaysian Ambassador to the UAE HE Syed Mohhd Hasrin.

The spotlight was on Sabah, situated on the island of Borneo, which offers a diversity of nature, cultures, adventure, beaches and varied cuisines catering for adventure enthusiasts.

Al-Rais Travel also expressed keen interest in working closely with Tourism Malaysia to offer new travel experiences and services in Malaysia to the GCC market.

Mohamed Jassim Al Rais, Deputy Managing Director of Al Rais Travel said: “Malaysia as a destination offers family-friendly options while also caters for honeymooners, adventure and shopping enthusiast.”

The packages are launched in collaboration with Emirates Airlines and Oman Air in a bid to boost arrivals from the GCC market.