Malaysia Travel Fair 2008 – MAS to offer up to 70% Discount at 6 Travel Fair Venues

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The Malaysia Travel Fair (MATF) is back again this year with its value-for-money air travel deals from February 22 to 24, 2008. For a limited period of three days, Malaysians will be able to pick up great travel offers from Malaysia Airlines (MAS) at its once-a-year Travel Fair.

During the 3 day event, which will be held at 8 locations nationwide, travelers will be able to take advantage of great bargains with discounts of up to 70% on its international and domestic routes.

New destinations such as Macau and Yogyakarta will be on offer as well as equally attractive fares to the Orient and South Asia. Traditional favourite MATF destinations such as London, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Perth will likewise be featured.

Value-for-money MAS Golden Holidays travel packages to domestic and international destinations are also on offer. For the first time, MAS subsidiaries Firefly and MASwings are also participating in this travel fair.

MAS would likewise be offering a ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free‘ promotion on Business Class seats for routes to ASEAN cities as well as to Xiamen, Kunming and Macau.

The fair will offer six million seats to more than 100 destinations. The local and international destinations on offer include new ones such as Jogjakarta and Macau.

MAS commercial director Datuk Abdul Rashid Khan said the fair would offer a seven-month travel period, from March 1 to Sept 30, to encourage travellers to plan and experience Malaysian hospitality.

€œThe event will be held at eight locations nationwide at venues that are easily accessible, he told a press conference.

Senior general manager for network revenue management Bernard Francis said MAS has targeted every segment of the market, including those unfamiliar with the use of credit cards.

€œWe have a toll-free call centre that operates 24 hours, hence even if you’re not free in the daytime, you can always (call) at midnight, he said.

MAS subsidiaries MASwings and Firefly will also be participating for the first time at the fair. Firefly will be offering 150,000 free seats.

Other promotions are the value-for-money Malaysia Airlines Golden Holidays travel packages, promotions by Enrich MAS loyalty and frequent flyer programme and the €œBuy 1 Get 1 Free business class seats to Asean cities and Kunming, Macau and Xiamen.

Bookings and purchases can also be made through www.malaysiaairlines.com, www. maswings.com.my and www.fireflyz.com.my, or by calling 1-300-88-3000.

MAS area manager for Sarawak Shauqi Ahmad said that for the first time the fair would be held at more than one location in Sarawak: Permata Exhibition Centre in Kuching, Wisma Sanyan in Sibu and Mega Hotel in Miri.

He said MASwings would be offering a 50% discount on its Borneo Pass 5 and Borneo Pass 7, which allow travellers to fly to any five or seven sectors of their choice.

Venue at 6 Locations Nationwide:

  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
  • Persada Johor International Convention Centre
  • Terengganu Trade Centre
  • Penang International Sport Arena
  • Grand Ballroom, Magellan Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu
  • Permata Exhibition Centre, Kuching

Inquiries Contact: 1300 88 3000
Source: The Star Online

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