Tourism Selangor (TSSB) is currently showcasing its travel packages and connecting businesses from the state of Selangor, Malaysia and Korea in a B2C session
at Hanatour International Travel Show 2017, in Korea from today, 8th until 11th June 2017.
The event which is being held at the Kintex Exhibition Center, South Korea, and Tourism Selangor is participating for the first time in the South Korea’s largest travel expo.
Tourism Selangor’s booth at Kintex Exhibition Center this year features Cyberview
Resort and Spa, Cyberjaya to promote their special packages in accommodations and
There were more than 1000 exhibition booths last year, attracting more than
95,000 visitors in the four day exhibition, and the numbers are expected to increase this year, hopefully…
Tourism Selangor has also officially tied up with Hanatour Company in launching its
special tour packages during the exhibition. Aiming to increase arrivals in the upcoming
years, Korea is a renowned destination for Malaysians, while Tourism Selangor has
welcomed millions of tourists from Korea into both Selangor and Malaysia. Last year,
South Korea ranked at number 4 out of all Eastern Asia countries, with the total number
of 43,755 tourists from January until December in 2016.
From the fascinating fireflies colonies at Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor; to the world
class shopping centres; there are many more attractions in Selangor that needs to be showcased to the people of the world, such as the Batu Caves, the iconic Indian temple; the award winning themepark, Sunway Lagoon and golf packages.
The new packages also emphasizes on a number of new products that have emerged
rapidly, such as the Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor; Mah Meri Cultural Village
in Carey Island; Banghuris & Haji Dorani Homestays; the renowned Royal Klang
Heritage Walk, as well as a number of its newest tourist-friendly shopping malls are
forecasted to become a hit for Korean tourists. Bookings for the tours to these
attractions can be made through Hanatour Travel Agencies available during the
exhibition or via their website.
“Koreans are loyal tourists to Malaysia and we are concerned about tourism demand
from South Korea. There are several tourist destinations in the state which have a
potential to be included in package tours such as Kuala Selangor, Sekinchan and
Sabak Bernam. It is going to be a fully customized and curated tour, guests would be
picked up at their doorsteps (hotel) and the tour guides, activities, refreshments and
meals are included in the package,” said Madam Noorul Ashikin Mohd Din, The General
Manager of Tourism Selangor.
“The development of tourism into Selangor as far as Korean tourist arrivals did not
depend solely on Hanatour being the “General Sales Agent” for all Korean market. It
was the concerted efforts of all licensed local and Korean agents, Tourism Malaysia,
airlines and the hotel and accommodation providers among others,” she added.
Discover Selangor is a benchmark for Tourism Selangor in promoting new and old
products that have not garnered much attention, thus highlighting and promoting them
to the public as well as the tourism market, domestically and abroad.
The accompanying ‘Heart of Malaysia’ is used as a slogan to strengthen the current
promotional campaign, specifically indicating Selangor state as a hub for transportation,
development, investment, business, education, medicine and others – where it all
begins and centered in the Selangor state.