JOHOR BARU: European destinations remain popular with Malaysian holidaymakers despite the ringgit’s depreciation as the Euro has dropped from RM4.80 to RM4.20.
Kuala Lumpur-based Poto Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd head of products Aisham Mohd Ali said the company’s European tour packages were still selling well.
Aisham said only a few seats were left for its October departures to east and west Europe for 13D/10N tours with prices ranging from RM7,663 to RM9,498 per person.
He said cities such as London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lucerne, Nice, Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice and Monte Carlo were popular as the company provided halal tours to these places.
Sri America Travel Corp manager Kathryn Lee said demand for European holiday packages was still very good, especially among pensioners.
The recently concluded MATTA Travel Fair here saw many customers snapping up the 7D/4N packages to Germany, the Netherlands, Brussels and Belgium priced from RM3,988, she said.
She added that the Mediterranean cruise packages priced from RM10,000 onwards for a 10D/7N trip were also popular.
Lee said Middle Eastern-based airlines were aggressively promoting European destinations, giving good ticket prices for local agents.
K.H. Travel (M) Sdn Bhd managing director John Tok said it was cheaper to travel to European countries by transiting in Doha, Dubai or Abu Dhabi, instead of flying direct from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.