| Rokiah Mahmud |
TOURISM Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines and Anthony Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd launched the Bunga Raya Holidays promotion package yesterday at the Tourism Malaysia pavilion during the 11th Abacus Holiday Travel Fair that is being held at The Centrepoint, Gadong.
The Bunga Raya Holidays offers three-day packages priced from $249 to Kuala Lumpur and $349 to Langkawi, Penang or Johor for a minimum of two passengers travelling together.
Present at the launching was Zurina Abd Samad, Director of Tourism Malaysia Brunei Darussalam and Wong Peng Hoon, General Manager Business Development of Anthony Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd.
These packages have been on sale since September 15 and about 60 packages have already been sold so far. The selling period will be extended until October 15 and the travelling period is valid until November 29, 2014.
The packages include return air ticket with taxes, two nights’ accommodation (twin share basis), daily breakfast buffet, 30-kilogramme baggage allowance and complimentary Kuala Lumpur Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket and RM20 Parkson Shopping Voucher given by Tourism Malaysia.
According to Wong Peng Hoon, the Bunga Raya Holidays package is created to be flexible so as to meet the specific and individual requirements of consumers. He added that consumers may choose from a range of hotels to suit their preferences.
“Extra nights of stay and stop-over at Kuala Lumpur also can be arranged and local tours and transportation as well as transfer between airport and hotel can also be arranged separately upon request.”
Meanwhile, Anthony Lim, Managing Director for Anthony Tours & Travel, said that the Bunga Raya Holidays is very popular in the Bruneian market since it was first introduced back in 2007.
“The re-introduction of the Bunga Raya Holidays has retained the key objectives of offering high quality holidays to Malaysian destinations with excellent values. Furthermore, added flexibility has been included to meet the requirements of a wider range of customers including family holidays, business, shopping as well as leisure travellers.
“We hope to promote the Bunga Raya Holidays from time to time in the future,” said Anthony Lim.
Meanwhile, the Bulletin approached Zurina Abd Samad to get her view on the effect of Malaysia Airlines and tourism in the Brunei market after the MH370 and MH17 tragedies.
“Based on the data and feedback that we have from the agents, the incidents did not affect the Brunei market. In fact from May to September this year, the flights were always full.
“Although we cannot deny the fact that there were some flight cancellations due to the tragedy but it did not affect much as it involved one or two persons only,” she added.
In addition, Tourism Malaysia is also partnering with nine Malaysian sellers comprising the State Tourism Board, hoteliers, theme parks and product owners during the two-day travel fair.
It is part of the efforts to promote the on-going Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign to showcase Malaysia’s latest tourist attractions such as Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, The Little Big Club in Johor, Chanteek Borneo Gallery in Sabah and many more.