Convenience for tourists: Ahmad Phesal (centre) inserting some cash into the souvenir vending machine after launching the Visit KL Concierge kiosk located at KL City Walk.
The first one-stop Visit KL
Concierge located at KL City Walk, off Jalan P. Ramlee, is a great way for tourists to find out more about popular destinations in the city.
The kiosk is located close to popular night spots in the area and is a short distance from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
The KL City Walk kiosk is the first of three to be built this year at a cost of RM500,000 each.
The other two are expected to be completed in May and August, and located in Petaling Street and the Bukit Bintang area.
Among the services provided are information on accommodation, transportation, attractions, weather forecast, upcoming events, printed materials such as maps and brochures, discount coupons as well as ticketing facilities for airlines, hotels and bus services.
Visitors can also purchase golfing and tour packages, mobile SIM cards, foreign currency, souvenirs as well as make car rental, taxi and limousine bookings.
“The Visit KL Concierge will be a very important contact point for tourists when they enter our city,” Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said after launching the kiosk at KL City Walk.
Ahmad Phesal hopes that aggressive promotion during Visit Malaysia Year 2014 can entice tourists to extend their stay in the capital.
“A recent study revealed that most foreign tourists who visit cities such as Jakarta or Bangkok, stay there for seven days on average.
“However, tourists only stay in Kuala Lumpur for about 2.6 days on average.
“We have to intensify our efforts in promoting the various tourist attraction spots in the city so tourists will spend more time in KL,” he said.
The kiosks will operate from 9am to 10pm daily, including public holidays and weekends.