KOTA KINABALU: The Sandakan Tourism Affiliation has partnered with Malaysia Airways for a promotional marketing campaign aimed toward boosting vacationer arrivals, particularly from the peninsula and Singapore, to Sandakan.
The promotion affords offers starting from airfare tickets and journey holidays packages till Aug 19 for journey dates till March 31, 2023.
In a joint assertion right here on Sunday (Aug 7), they stated that home travellers can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan for a particular one-way fare of RM179, whereas travellers from Singapore will take pleasure in discounted fares of as much as 15% when flying from Singapore to Sandakan (by way of Kuala Lumpur).
“In the meantime, Malaysia Airways tour working arm, MHholidays, invitations prospects to take pleasure in flight and vacation packages, together with resort stays ranging from RM509 in chosen lodges and locations in Sandakan.
“To high all of it off, the primary 20 prospects who e-book a Junior Suite room at Sabah Lodge Sandakan (minimal keep of two nights) will obtain a Bornean Solar Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) merchandise voucher price RM100.
“The promotion is bookable via https://holidays.malaysiaairlines.com/mhholidays-home.html till Aug 19,” they stated.
As well as, travellers will take pleasure in discounted meals and beverage or procuring vouchers offered by the affiliation’s members equivalent to Sabah Lodge, The Pavilion Lodge, Borneo Eco Excursions, Balin Rooftop Bar, San Da Gen Kopitiam, City Café and KITA “Our Recent Mart”.
The affiliation’s president Teo Chee Kim stated via the marketing campaign, they hoped to diversify Sandakan choices to extra than simply because the gateway to Borneo’s wildlife.
“The identify Sandakan might mechanically conjure up the picture of lush tropical rainforest, orang utan, Bornean solar bear, proboscis monkey, pygmy elephant and extra.
“Nonetheless, there’s a nice deal extra to be found in Sandakan apart from our pure wonders.
“Culinary tourism is gaining reputation in Sandakan with our contemporary seafood and distinctive native eats equivalent to UFO tart and Avocado ABC.
“As well as, as the previous capital metropolis of British North Borneo, there are quite a few heritage websites across the metropolis with wealthy and interesting tales ready to be uncovered,” he added.
Malaysia Airways Group chief advertising and marketing and buyer expertise officer Lau Yin Might stated normally, they’ve observed a excessive urge for food for journey, with most flights being 75 to 80% full, demonstrating buyer confidence to journey.
“That is an extremely encouraging signal that tourism has been progressively returning to full restoration,” stated Lau, including that the airline is at the moment working 10-weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport (KLIA) to Sandakan.