All parties happy with MAS travel fair


  • Nation
  • Monday, 16 Feb 2004

By TAN JUE JUN and B.L YONG

KUALA LUMPUR: Both visitors and travel agents walked away satisfied with the promotions offered at the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Travel Fair 2004, which took place over the weekend.  

Travel agents, when met at the MidValley Exhibition Centre yesterday said that the fair would boost their business while visitors were able to get the best deals and receive free gifts. 

“Within the two-day travel fair, our company was able to receive more than 200 bookings for Japan travel packages,” Japan Airlines Passenger Sales Manager Matthew Cheah said. 

He said each client was given a travel bag and a free phone card worth 1,000 yen (RM36) once they booked any travel packages to Japan with his company. 

“Customers can call back to Malaysia by using the free phone card,” he added. 

Holiday Tours Managing Director Thomas Chong said he was pleased by the good response. 

“We were able to offer cheap air tickets and travel packages to the customers as MAS has given discount up to 30% for its airline tickets,” he said. 

Chong said that visitors preferred the overseas vacations. 

He also said that customers who bought tickets or subscribed to the tour packages would be given a facial treatment voucher worth RM638. 

“For those master card holders, they are eligible to take part in a lucky draw contest,” he said. 

Boustead Travel Services Sdn Bhd Reservation/Ticketing Manager Jennifer Yu was satisfied with the business they received. 

She said that more than 1,000 airlines tickets were sold out within two days. 

A businessman, who wanted to be known as Chung, said that he was happy with the price of air tickets sold here. 

“I bought an airline ticket to meet my fiancée at Jakarta,” he said. 

However, he complained that the venue was too crowded and the fair caused massive jams around the area. 

Multimedia Development Corporation intern Azizul Rahman, 24, said that he was at the fair since 10am. 

“After six hours of going around the fair, I realised that the prices are affordable and almost the same,” he said, adding that he booked two travel packages to Kuching. 

On Saturday, Premium Tours & Travel chief executive officer Danny Wong Kien Mun said that the response from the public was very good. 

“A lot of people are signing up especially for the Free & Easy packages and also MAS Individual Promotional Fare. 

Sri America Travel Corp tour officer Simon Loo said he did not expect so many people turning up.  


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