Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said airline companies and hotels have agreed to give their commitment on the matter.
"We have discussed the matter with airline companies and hotels so that if tourists tested positive (for Covid-19), their flight tickets and accommodation packages can be rescheduled to another date. As such, tourists will not suffer any losses,” she said when contacted via Skype in Buletin Bernama.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, via a Twitter post, said four individuals tested posRead More »
PUTRAJAYA: Four Covid-19 cases were discovered following screening exercises carried out at air and sea entry points to Langkawi.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the four were among 3,454 individuals who were screened before leaving for Langkawi.
One case each was detected at the Penang and Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport in Subang.
“Two positive cases were discovered at the Kuala Perlis jetty,” he said in his tweet on Friday (Sept 17).
On Thursday (Sept 16), which was the first day of the Langkawi travel bubble initiative, five individuals tested positive for Covid-19 after undergoing screenings at air and sea entryway to Langkawi.
On Sept 15, the government announced that travellers under the Langkawi traRead More »
LANGKAWI: After more than a year with hardly any tourists, Langkawi was brimming with domestic travellers on Malaysia Day yesterday.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the island’s travel bubble performance would be a benchmark for other local destinations to learn from.
Entry into Langkawi is only by sea and air, and authorities are ensuring only fully vaccinated tourists who have been screened for Covid-19 can set foot on the island.
“With a local population of 115,000 and almost 90% of them fully vaccinated, this will be the best place to measure the success of the scheme,” Nancy told a press conference here yesterday.
Expressing delight at the arrival of the first batch of tourists, she urged everRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s first service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi yesterday morning under the tourism bubble recorded a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel.
The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight, the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, left KL International Airport 2 (klia2) at 9.50am utilising an Airbus A321neo.
“Aside from Kuala Lumpur (63 flights weekly), AirAsia also has flights to Langkawi departing from Penang (14 times weekly), Johor Baru (seven times weekly), Ipoh (three times weekly) and Kota Baru (three times weekly), making up a total of 90 weekly flights,” it said in a statement.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said over 200,000 seats to Langkawi were sRead More »
LANGKAWI: Not a single compound notice was issued here on Thursday (Sept 16), the first day this island resort reopened under the travel bubble scheme, says the police.
Langkawi OCPD Asst Comm Shariman Ashari said although no compound notices were issued, police would continue monitoring standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance among locals and tourists alike.
“So far, SOP compliance among the public at tourist attractions has been good,” he said during a SOP compliance operation at the popular Pantai Cenang area.
ACP Shariman said police will take a “softer approach” at the initial stage by advising tourists to keep the SOP in mind, but will not hesitate to act against those who violate the rules.
He said during this period, anRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): AirAsia’s inaugural service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi on Thursday (Sept 16) morning under the travel bubble recorded a 100% flight load, the carrier says, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel.
The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight, the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, left KLIA2 at 9.50am utilising an Airbus A321neo.
"Aside from Kuala Lumpur (63 flights weekly), AirAsia also has flights to Langkawi departing from Penang (14 times weekly), Johor Baru (seven times weekly), Ipoh (three times weekly) and Kota Baru (three times weekly), making a total of 90 weekly flights," it said in a statement.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said over 200,000 seats to LangRead More »
PETALING JAYA: Diversity is an important national treasure that must be preserved and defended, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
In conjunction with Malaysia Day, the Transport Minister said that unity in diversity has long been a part of a harmonious society in Malaysia.
“The characteristic of diversity is an important treasure of Malaysia that we need to preserve and defend together.
“Unity in diversity has been a harmonious element of our society for a long time.
“Our loyalty to Malaysia remains strong regardless of race, religion and where we are. We all live in an inclusive Keluarga Malaysia,” he said in a Facebook post on Thursday (Sept 16).
Dr Wee was on a working visit to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and kliRead More »
LANGKAWI (Bernama): The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) is targeting about 200,000 domestic tourists to Langkawi between this month and December.
Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said about 30,000 tourists are expected to visit the resort island this month following its reopening under a tourism bubble pilot project beginning Thursday (Sept 16).
She said the number of tourist arrivals today might be the best indication for Langkawi’s performance in the tourism bubble pilot project.
Earlier, Nancy, accompanied by Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, welcomed the first batch of 159 tourists who arrived at the Langkawi International Airport under the travel bubble initiative.
Nancy said the success of the initiative is very iRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR – Pulau Langkawi will be removed as one of the venues in Asia’s premier cycling tour, Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) next year. Chief Executive Officer of Le Tour de Langkawi, Emir Abdul Jalal said that the legendary island that was confirmed to be back in the tournament. …Read More »
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 LABUAN: The Finance Ministry (MOF) is still undecided over the proposed Customs’ new ruling on the outflow of Labuan- and Langkawi-registered vehicles to the mainland. Deputy Finance Minister 1, Datuk Othman Aziz, said his ministry would bring up the various grouses from the concerned parties to the meeting of …Read More »