The Terengganu government is promoting state tourism by furnishing KTM’s electric train service (ETS) with sights and sounds of the state for a year. These include Redang island and the corals of Terengganu.
As of now, only one ETS train is furnished with the display, which costs approximately RM200,000, The Star TV reported. The partnership was in a bid to boost tourism and the state’s chief minister, Ahmad Samsuri bin Mokhtar, said he hopes such collaborations will bolster ties between state governments and companies in Malaysia. Terengganu aims to receive four million local and foreign tourists this year.
Earlier this year, former Terengganu chief minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the state will focus on tourism in 2018 as it offers “direct benefits” to various groups such as small and medium-sized enterprises. He added that the state will work to grow specific attractions for tourists, including arts and crafts, culture, batik and brassware, reported the New Straits Times.
In 2016, Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman unveiled the Tourism Malaysia E-Brochure App and Beautiful Terengganu Dekat Je Holiday Packages 2017. The app helps tourists easily gain access to a range of online brochures and collaterals. Meanwhile, the 16 holiday packages to Terengganu featured tours such as ecotourism, city tours, Islamic tourism, island holidays, edutourism and honeymoon.
This August, Malaysia Airports Holdings saw 11.8 million passenger movements throughout its network of airports, including Istanbul SGIA. This was a 2.9% compared to the same period last year. According to the Bursa filing, international passengers registered a 3.2% growth to 5.6 million passengers, while domestic passengers grew by 2.7% to 6.1 million.