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Virtual Travel Fair 5: Travel at your fingertips

The Virtual Travel Fair 2013 by The Star Online’s is on! It offers discerning travellers a conveninent and afforable way to travel, with loads of packaged options.

With over 4,000 travel packages in a span of two weeks, the Virtual Travel Fair 2013 is back, promising travellers even better deals than ever.

What better way to shop for your holiday than from the comfort of your home and with the simplicity of a mouse click. It’ll save you the hassle of visiting a physical fair – i.e. the big crowds and parking woes.

This is the fifth edition of the fair, organised by The Star Online’s information and travel portal and powered by the Smart Online Travel Assistant (SOTA). It is held twice a year in March and September.

This installment runs from March 13 to 29 and visitors also get to participate in an e-auction segment to bid for their preferred getaway.

Aside from the amazing e-auction attraction, a major drawcard is the prizes that await – for every minimum transaction of RM100 at this virtual travel fair, you stand a chance of winning a 3D2N Macau Holiday package (includes flight, stay at a four-star hotel, daily breakfast, half-day city tour and a dinner for two persons)

There is also no shortage of travel variety judging by the amount of packages offered this time – suitable for holidaymakers across all age and income level.

According to SOTA, this Virtual Travel Fair stimulates the physical consumer travel fair where customers are offered travel packages from suppliers worldwide over a single website, round the clock.

While other websites do run online travel fairs, they are confined to an aggregation of travel packages offered by brick-and-mortar fairs.

The marked difference with this Virtual Travel Fair is that travel deals offered are available exclusively online from multiple operators, among the 1,400-plus travel agents and hotels worldwide that use this SOTA platform.

Navigation around the website is also user-friendly and easy with buttons that ensure all information is available. In fact the booking experience may well add to the fun of your holiday!

If you are concerned about the authenticity of online payments, worry not as it is made very safe with secure payment getaways like iPay88 and PayPal, both of which are systems used by Virtual Travel Fair since the start.

Account holders of Maybank2u and CIMB Clicks Online banking can also choose to pay for their travel packages via this option.

With environmental consciousness now the rage and pledge, make it more than just lip service by starting this small step of going green with online bookings.

It may seem insignificant in the larger frame of the planet but every contribution towards Mother Earth counts. If as many of us can help cut down on the need to drive to travel fairs or receive promotional paper materials about these deals, surely that’s helping to reduce petrol consumption and the cutting down of trees.

Even buntings, banners or plastic bags need not end up as unnecessary wastes in landfills. Mother Earth would certainly appreciate that!

There will also be lucky draw prizes to win and instant rebates that you get to enjoy.

To check out the best deals that Malaysia’s foremost online fair can offer, visit

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Airport taxi from KLIA to KLCC

When you arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) you have a few options to get to Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC). The popular KLIA Express takes you to KL Sentral (Kuala Lumpur central train station) in 28 minutes. From KLIA it is quite easy to catch the KLIA Express train, but once arrived at KL Sentral you have to walk to the taxi counter and get a (fixed price) taxi to KLCC. Some travelers may find this to be a bit of a hassle, and opt for the more direct solution; the airport taxi from KLIA to KLCC.

Airport Limo is the taxi service that operates from KLIA (Arrival Level). The big Airport Limo taxi counter is easily recognizable.

Airport limo taxi service KLIA

There are 4 types of services. Below are the quotations for each type of services from KLIA to KLCC and from KLCC to KLIA.


There is an additional midnight surcharge if you take the service between 12.00 midnight and 6.00 in the morning. Prices vary between RM30 (budget), RM49 (premier) and RM98 (for the luxury and family).

Check out their complete list with rates at the official Airport Limo website.

It is best to buy your taxi tickets at the Ticket Counters at KLIA Main Terminal International and Domestic Arrivals. Airport Limo is unable to process bookings through emails. You can also purchase taxi tickets through the online booking system at their website. For online bookings, please be advised to purchase the ticket no more than 14 days and no less than 2 days prior to the pickup date.

If you need a taxi from KLCC to KLIA, you can call the number 1300-88-8989. If you do not have a phone, just pass the number to the hotel reception clerks and have them call a taxi for you.

Airport Limo (M) Sdn. Bhd. can only provide transfer service from and to KLIA. Please make sure that the flight will land at the KLIA Main Terminal and not at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) before placing any ticket reservation.

Besides using the taxi service to get to KLCC you can also use them to travel by taxi to places like:

  • Malacca from RM159 onwards
  • Johor Bahru from RM402 onwards
  • Ipoh from RM313 onwards
  • Kuantan from RM362 onwards
  • Kuala Terengganu from RM522 onwards
  • Alor Setar from RM575 onwards
  • Kota Bharu from RM566 onwards
  • Pulau Pinang from RM503 onwards

Though prices are higher than similar methods of transport; the Airport Limo’s are quite spacious and comfortable. Drivers drive safe and cars are in very good shape.

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