Malaysia, Guizhou To Mull Direct Flights To Boost Tourism

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) – The Malaysian government will be discussing with several airlines to launch a direct flight in order to increase connectivity from Malaysia to Guizhou in China to spur tourism and economic growth.

Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik said they would work out with airlines such as AirAsia, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines and China Southern Airlines on the possible route like Penang or Kuala Lumpur and Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou.

"Guizhou offered many breathtaking tourism spots and natural wonders and has a number of UNESCO heritage sites that Malaysians should go and visit these hidden gems.

"At the same time, the direct flight will attract more tourists from the province to the country," he said at a press conference after delivering his keynote address at 2018 A Colourful Guizhou Promotion conference, here Thursday.

He said 20,000 tourists was recorded from Malaysia to Guizhou, last year.

Meanwhile, CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee director-general of Publicity Department Mu Dugui said they would improve their services to accommodate requirements for Muslim tourists.