(From second left) Terengganu Tourism director Tun Ahmad Faisal, AirAsia Bhd government relations chief Zamani Rafique, Terengganu state secretary Datuk Wan Nawawi Wan Ismail, Ahmad Razif, Aziz and AirAsia Bhd commercial unit head Spencer Lee at the signing ceremony in Terengganu
AIRASIA and the Terengganu government have signed a memorandum of agreement which will see both parties collaborating to promote tourism in the state.
A signing ceremony was held at Dewan Besar, Wisma Darul Iman between Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman and AirAsia Bhd board of directors member Datuk Aziz Bakar.
“Terengganu is ready to be known as a tourism state with efficient land and air accessibility, with good services, modern infrastructure as well as nature, culture and heritage.
“The additional Johor Baru to Kuala Terengganu direct flights will definitely boost the arrival of tourists into Terengganu,” said Ahmad Razif.
“In light of this year’s campaign themed ‘Visit Beautiful Terengganu 2017’, we are pleased to collaborate with the Terengganu government to showcase the beauty and wonders of Terengganu through AirAsia’s extensive network.
“With our Fly-Thru product, travellers in Asia and beyond can connect seamlessly to the state via our main hub in Kuala Lumpur,” said Aziz.
He said other than its beautiful beaches, Terengganu is known for its signature local cuisine, historical sites and cultural attractions.
“With this collaboration, we will drive our marketing efforts to promote Terengganu as a must-visit destination in Malaysia.
“We are confident this will contribute significantly in achieving the state government’s target of 5.5 million tourist arrivals in Terengganu this year.”
AirAsia currently flies from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu with 28 weekly flights and will soon fly from Kuala Terengganu to Johor Baru with three weekly flights.
In 2016 alone, AirAsia has flown more than 420,000 passengers to Terengganu, with the top three nationalities coming from Malaysia, China and Indonesia.
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