The Perak government collaborates with the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) to establish a direct flight route between Ipoh and Bangkok, enhancing tourism and strengthening cultural ties.
IPOH, MALAYSIA – In an effort to foster increased tourism, the Perak government has initiated discussions with the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) to establish a direct flight route connecting Ipoh and Bangkok. This initiative aims to capitalize on the active efforts of Thai airlines, promoting diverse travel packages designed to draw Thai tourists to Perak.
Loh Sze Yee, Chairman of the State Tourism, Industry, Investment, and Corridor Development Committee, emphasized the importance of cultural preparedness for the expected influx of Thai tourists. He encouraged local tourism stakeholders to acquaint themselves with Thai dialects, customs, and traditions, ensuring a seamless experience for visitors.
“While we value our traditional tourist demographics, like those from China, our objective is to broaden our reach. The geographical proximity between Perak and Thailand makes it a logical next step to deepen our ties with Thai tourists,” Loh shared with the media following the inauguration of the 31st Perak Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair at the Ipoh Convention Centre.
Loh further highlighted the state government’s commitment to enriching the tourist experience. The focus will be on emphasizing the distinctive offerings of Perak, from its natural wonders and culinary delights to its rich heritage and cultural traditions.
Concluding his remarks, Loh said, “Our vision is to engrain the unique essence of Perak in the minds of tourists, prompting them to not only visit but also to keep coming back. This requires consistent efforts from our tourism operators to amplify branding and distinct marketing promotions associated with Perak.”
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