Iran, contrary to Western, or rather American perspective, is a very interesting country that warrants a closer look. A recent article by Bernama focused on Iran’s tourist attractions and its efforts to promote itself as a tourist destination for Malaysians. Likewise, Malaysia is also a rather popular destination for Iranians looking for a vacation abroad.
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Malaysian Airlines is working with travel agents to offer great travel packages at the three-day Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair which will take off here tomorrow.
Ferry services between Muara in Brunei and Menumbok near here, is expected to make a big impact on tourism and promote an alternative two-way travel.
Malaysia has emerged as the fourth most price competitive country in the world in the travel and tourism industry out of 133 countries surveyed. The top three countries listed in the price competitiveness pillar were Egypt, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia.
The Pahang government is to focus on upgrading the quality of its tourism products and services to make the state a world-class tourist destination.
Sabah hopes major Middle Eastern airlines will include the state in their holiday programmes and eventually, mount direct flights to the state famed for its Mount Kinabalu and natural beauty.
The economic slowdown has not stopped Pahang from targeting ten million tourist arrivals this year, up from 7.7 million tourists in 2008. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the economic showdown should not be used as an excuse to be pessimistic as Pahang has many tourist attractions.