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Monday August 3, 2009

Luring foreign visitors to Alor Setar

KEDAH has set its sight on tourists and hope to make foreign visitors a common sight in the state capital from October.

The plan by Alor Setar Tower management is to introduce a premium package for tourists staying in Langkawi to make a one-day trip to Alor Setar.

Kuala Lumpur Tower, Alor Setar Tower and Telekom Museum (KLASTEM) chief executive officer Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad said guests of five-star hotels would be enticed into making a one-day trip to Alor Setar with lunch and dinner thrown-in for RM390 per person.

The Marine Department in Kuah has allocated us a `holding room at the Kuah Jetty where we will assemble the tourists before they are ferried to Kuala Perlis and then to Alor Setar.

While they are in the state capital, they will be taken on a conducted tour to view the various historic sites.

They will return to Langkawi via Kuala Kedah after a stop over in Kuala Kedah to visit the Marina complex and the old Fortress, Zulkifli told journalists here.

A team of officers from the Alor Setar Tower visited five-star hotels in Langkawi and the feed back has been positive, Zulkifli said.

‘‘We are putting the final touches to our plans and are ready to launch it soon,’’ he added.s

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