Oct 28, 2022

TOURISM MALAYSIA HOSTS THE FIFTH FAM TRIP FOR INDONESIAN TRAVEL AGENTS AND MEDIA, EXPLORING ECOTOURISM & CITY TOUR

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 October 2022 – Tourism Malaysia is taking travel trade partners and media from the Indonesian market on its familiarisation trip (FAM Trip) to promote Malaysia as the preferred tourist destination in this region, in collaboration with Batik Air and You Wings Holidays Sdn Bhd.

A total of five travel agents and two media were brought from Jakarta for a five-day,four-night (5D4N) stay in Kuala Selangor, Penang, Genting Highlands, and Kuala Lumpur from 26 to 30 October 2022 to immerse themselves in ecotourism and city tour.

Participants had the chance to witness the magical phenomenon of blue tears and fireflies via boat tour at the estuary of Selangor River in Kuala Selangor and enjoyed lunch at Malaysia’s first dragon fruit-themed restaurant at HL Dragon Fruit Eco Farm, Sepang.

In Penang, participants explored the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown and got a taste of local culture by visiting Penang Peranakan Museum as well as Penang’s highest iconic entertainment tower at The Top Penang with Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck, which offers stunning views of Georgetown and beyond.

Other highlights include a one-and-half day trip to Genting Highlands to visit the latest must-see attraction of Genting Skyworld Theme Park beside Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, Awana Skyway, SkyAvenue Complex, and Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, followed by a Kuala Lumpur city tour.

Dato’ Haji Zainuddin Abdul Wahab, Director-General of Tourism Malaysia expressed his hope that this FAM Trip will inspire Indonesian travel agents to generate more leads to actively sell tour packages to Malaysia, especially in promoting the latest attractions in this country.

"This year, this is the fifth time we have organised FAM Trip for the Indonesian market from Jakarta and Medan involving travel trade partners and media, thus showing our commitment to bring in more tourists to Malaysia."

Batik Air is flying daily from Jakarta, Medan and Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur and will soon embark on a new route from Makassar, Indonesia.

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