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Sarawak Tourism Board Signs Mou With See Mark Travel Services Taipei

Sarawak Tourism Board Signs Mou With See Mark Travel Services Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan, Friday: –  Sarawak’s promotion in Taiwan was given a shot in the arm today with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Taipei based See Mark Travel Services at the Taipei International Travel Fair held at the Taiwan World Trade Centre here this morning.

The MOU will enable See Mark Travel Services to run its charter flights from Taipei to Kuching on January 28th and subsequently, during its Summer 2017 season, starting from June 2017 to August 2017 with a total of 19 flights with one flight in every five days.

The Chairman of the Board, Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz signed the MOU while See Mark Travel Services was represented by Mr. Mark Chen, See Marks’ General Manager.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datu Ik Pahon Joyik and Mr. Chen Chiang Yang, See Marks’ Sales Manager.

After the signing ceremony, the exchange of MOU documents was witnessed by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Datuk Amar Abang Haji Johari Tun Openg and his Assistant, Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

Later in the afternoon, Datuk Amar Abang Johari, who is leading a six-member delegation to Taiwan, held discussion with Taiwan’s Far Eastern Airways and Malindo Air on the possibilities of mounting direct schedule flights to Kuching.

“We are pleased that we are making inroad in the Taiwan markets with charter flights and we hope that we will be able to negotiate for more charters and schedule flights in the near future.” remarked Datuk Amar Abang Johari.

He added that it will be an initial start towards solving the challenge of connectivity in the State.

He expressed confidence that his Ministry will continue to work with local Taiwanese partners in Taipei and in other cities to further the State’s ambition to improve connectivity into the state.

Also present at the signing ceremony were the President of the Malaysian Friendship and Trade Center in Taipei, Datuk Adeline Leong and the Director of Tourism Malaysia Taipei office, Ahmad Faisal.

Meanwhile, the STB Booth at the ITF features four local Taiwanese travel agents and a consortium of six travel partners featuring Sarawak packages at this Taiwan’s premier travel fair.

They are the Lion Travel Services, China Dragon Travel Services, See Mark Travel Services, Tai Yuan Travel Services, the “Green Miracles” Consortium of six agents and Sarawak-based Regal Properties on Malaysia My Second Home programme.

Picture shows Datuk Wahab seated second from left, flanked by Mr. Mark Chen on his left signing the MOU witnessed by Datu Ik seated at left and Mr. Chen (right). Also seen standing from left, Datuk Lee, Datuk Amar Abang Johari, Datuk Adeline and Ahmad Faisal.


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Sarawak Travel Agents And Hoteliers Offer Special Packages At MATTA FAIR

Sarawak Travel Agents And Hoteliers Offer Special Packages At MATTA FAIR

KUCHING, Friday – Sarawak is being  represented by three hoteliers and four tour agents which are currently selling special packages  at the  ongoing  MATTA Travel Fair be held at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur.

Sarawak strongly features the ever popular Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri city excursions and topping up with tours to Sarawak’s major National Parks such as Bako, Niah and Mulu UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visitors to the weekend fair, which started today are entitled to claim special free gifts and also enter a grand lucky draw for a chance to win attractive Sarawak holiday prizes when they purchase any packages.

The Sarawak Pavilion, located at Hall 4 booth number 4101 – 4106 is open from 10 am to 9.00 pm daily.

MATTA fair is Malaysia’s largest consumer travel fair and this time it is expected to attract RM 200 million worth of sales with 100,000 visitors expected to attend the weekend travel sales galore.

Sarawak Delegation of hoteliers and agents giving the thumbs up, ready to go all out at the fair.

Sarawak Delegation of hoteliers and agents giving the thumbs up, ready to go all out at the fair.

An exhibitor at the Sarawak booth taking time to explain the packages on offer to interested visitors.

An exhibitor at the Sarawak booth taking time to explain the packages on offer to interested visitors.

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Virtual Travel Fair: Seven reasons why you should get your travel deals online

The Virtual Travel Fair brings the fair to you.

Virtual Travel Fair

Virtual Travel Fair 2012 (September 7 – 30).

So, you’re looking for a travel bargain. If that’s the case, you’d probably do what most Malaysians do – wait for a travel fair.

You brave the crowds, jostle through narrow walkways in a cramped hall to talk to harried-looking travel agent reps, and finally end up purchasing a travel package, the details of which you’re not entirely clear about.

Well, you don’t have to do that any longer:, in collaboration with the folks behind it all, SOTA (Smart Online Travel Assistant), present the Virtual Travel Fair, a different kind of travel fair.

Our tagline promises “no traffic jam, no jostling crowds, no hassle”, and we certainly deliver; have done so ever since we started the online fair back in March 2011.

The latest edition – the fourth – starts today (Sept 7) and will run till Sept 30, 2012. Now, here are seven reasons why you ought to consider ‘going’ to the Virtual Travel Fair:


The most obvious reason why you should make your travel bargain purchases online is of course, the convenience of it all.

With the Virtual Travel Fair, you’ll only need an Internet connection to start shopping – yep, fire up the computer, laptop or tablet, and let your fingers do the walking. Heck, you can make your purchases while you’re in your PJs if you’re so inclined!


When you make a purchase at the Virtual Travel Fair, more likely than not you’ll find that it comes with a mouth-watering incentive or reward, in the form of  instant rebates, attractive gifts and cash prizes. It has been a hallmark of the Virtual Travel Fair, of sorts.

This time around we’re offering buyers with packages that come with Lowest- Price-Guarantee (LPG) tags. What that means is, if you can find a better deal for the same package elsewhere, we’ll pay the difference in pricing, so that you don’t lose out.

Add to that the e-Auction, bids of which start at a cool, low RM10, and you’re very likely to end up with a sweet deal.

Variety and Value For Money

The variety of travel packages offered and the value for money for the same were responsible for the success of the first two fairs held in 2011.

Using the same formula, the team behind the Virtual Travel Fair has refined and improved the variety of offerings to satisfy all age and income groups and provide them with more incentives and rewards. This can be seen from what’s on offer for the fourth edition.

The devil’s in the details

There’s no confusion as to what you’ll get when you purchase a package. Just click on the ‘Get Details’ button, and you’ll find all the details you’d require: where you’d stay, what you’d do, what your purchases cover etc.

And if you’re still not satisfied, just use the live chat function to talk with a sales rep.

Safe and Secure Online Shopping

The VTF is well known for safe and secure online travel shopping. Known secure payment gateways such as PayPal and iPay88 have been onboard since the first fair.

On top of that those who have Maybank2u and CIMB Clicks online banking accounts will find it a breeze to safely and securely purchase travel packages at the VTF.

Virtual Travel Fair: The Biggest Online Fair?

It’s no hyperbole to say that the Virtual Travel Fair may indeed be the biggest online travel fair in the world. If it isn’t it certainly is one of the biggest.

Consider this: While there are some sites running online travel fairs, they are mostly limited to offering an aggregation of travel packages offered in brick- and-mortar travel fairs.

What sets the Virtual Travel Fair apart is the travel deals offered are available online from multiple operators, among the 1400+ travel agents and hotels worldwide who are using the SOTA platform.

Go Green

Virtual Travel Fair aims to create more environmentally-conscious travellers by promoting the concept of online purchase of travel products. If more consumers use online travel platforms to buy travel, it will cut the need to drive to travel fairs or meet travel agents. This means less consumption of petrol and the reduction of exhaust fumes released into the environment.

It would also dispense with the need for having physical promotional materials like printed flyers and brochures, which usually  get collected and littered.  There’s also no need to print plastic bags and buntings or banners which ultimately gets disposed and add more waste material  to the environment.

So, be a responsible holidaymaker and Go Green by visiting the Virtual Travel Fair at now.

Tourism Malaysia

Taipei International Travel Fair

The 2011 Taipei International Travel Fair will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center from November 11 to 14 2011, and it is sure to be another successful event for the tourism industry in the Asia region.

In addition to the Travel Fair, where will also be a Travel Mart, Travel Forum and a Center Stage Performance Area; all these outlets are put in place for participants to maximize their exposure during the event. Not only does the Fair allow visitors to receive the latest travel and tourism information, it is also an opportunity for sellers to promote their newest products and simultaneously increase business opportunities.

With its high online viewership, the Taipei ITF official website is also another positive and effective promotional outlet.

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The God of Travel

The God of Travel

November 2, 2010
Event, News Update

Hermes is the God of Travel the protector of travelers in Greek myth. Now Hermes is Cast in solid pewter and plated in 24K gold. It’s a trophy used by TTG Annual Travel Awards.

TTG said that TTG Travel Awards not only serves a benchmark for high standards across the industry but also as a trajectory for the travel industry’s advancements.

All the winners of the awards have receive the trophy in October. You can about the news here.

On the winning list, there a few Tourism Players from Malaysia like:

Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier : Air Asia
Best City Hotel – Kuala Lumpur :Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Best Beach Resort :The Datai, Langkawi
Best Travel Agency – Malaysia :Asian Overland Services Tours Travel

You can read the full list of hall of fame here.

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