Ticket Price Slash! Tourist are welcome to Melaka

From Monday to Thursday, visitors to various interesting places in Melaka will experience ticket reduction 50% off. Read the full report from the Star Online:

Tuesday February 24, 2009

Ticket prices to go down at tourist sites in Malacca

MALACCA: The state is to slash ticket prices for several of its tourist attractions by up to 50% to draw more visitors during non-peak periods.
The idea was mooted by the Malacca Tourism Promotion Division in the light of the current global economic downturn. State Tourism, Culture and Heritage executive councillor Datuk Seet Har Cheow said the proposal received the state executive committee’s approval last week.

“We are now holding discussions with operators of the attractions on how best to implement it,” he told reporters after opening the World Heritage and Tourism Conference here yesterday on behalf of Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

The reduction in ticket prices would be for Mondays to Thursdays only, he said, adding that such promotions were needed to sustain the state’s tourism industry.He noted that Malacca had surpassed its tourist arrival target of 6.8 million last year with 7.2 million visitors.

“This year’s target is 7.4 million visitors.”

Among the attractions in the state is the Taming Sari revolving tower, Eye On Malaysia, the Malacca River cruise and Malacca Zoo.Earlier, Seet, who read out Mohd Ali’s speech, said the conference would help the state identify ways to better sustain its heritage for tourism purposes. This was crucial, he added, following Malacca’s induction as a Unesco World Heritage Site last July.

— asmaliana

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