KUALA LUMPUR: In a bid to restart domestic tourism, the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (Mita) is organising a 15-day virtual travel fair starting Wednesday (July 1).
The MITA Cuti-cuti Malaysia eTravel Fair will be held from July 1 to 15 and will take place entirely online, said Mita president Uzaidi Udanis (pic).
Speaking at a press conference on Monday (June 29), Uzaidi said that the travel fair was meant to encourage Malaysians to travel domestically, as all travel was halted during the first phase of the movement control order (MCO).
“We hope that this travel fair can also help restart the local travel industry and help local tourism players to get back on their feet,” he said.
He said that there will be discounts as much as 70% on travel packages, hotel rooms, and tickets for attractions during the online travel fair.
“Malaysians are more discerning when they book travel packages now.
“When they book holidays they consider three factors; the costs involved, the time it takes to travel, and the experience to be gained from the travel. With the Mita eTravel Fair, we have taken all three into consideration,” he said.
Uzaidi said that the virtual travel fair will also feature packages to destinations that were still unknown to many Malaysians.
“For example, there will be packages to Kuala Sepetang in Perak and to Raub in Pahang. There are many tourist destinations in Malaysia that are still under-promoted,” he added.
He said that about 200 vendors will participate in the online travel fair, offering over 1,000 travel products and added that
Mita will be partnering with Vacamania.com and TourPlus.my for the online travel fair, he said.
He added that there will also be an option for those buying travel products via the online travel fair to purchase travel insurance from Senang Insurance.
Senang Insurance will offer a travel insurance scheme at a fee of as low as RM4, underwritten by Zurich General Insurance Company Berhad, which covers journey cancellations related to the Covid-19 pandemic, he added.
The Mita Cuti-cuti Malaysia eTravel Fair can be accessed at www.MitaeTravelFair.com, he said.