AirAsia and Penang Global Tourism (Penang State Tourism Bureau) announced a new collaboration which will offer more value to domestic tourists visiting Penang.
The partnership will see airasia.com, the Asean super app pair-up with Penang Global Tourism Board to offer travellers a variety of Penang travel bundles as well as a joint marketing effort.
“We are observing a positive rebound on tourism activities and we are working towards accelerating the recovery of tourism, supporting jobs and the economy and increasing tourism receipts. Partnering with key travel players like airasia.com will assist us to amplify our efforts and to offer more diverse travel and tourism products by leveraging on their wide product offerings.
“PETACE is committed to putting all safety measures in place while sustaining our efforts to revive Penang’s travel industry. In June 2020, we launched the “JOM! Experience Penang” to spur Penang’s tourism industry. The “JOM! Experience Penang” campaign features the best hotel, attraction, tour and food & lifestyle deals in Penang. Frontliners are also honoured with free passes and attractive deals under the ‘Thank You Frontliners’ package.
“I am proud to say that Penang is at the forefront once again in assuring safe travels to our visitors and honouring the frontliners. In July 2020, Penang launched the “Penang Responsible Tourism” campaign. Furthermore, we have also launched the COVID-19 safety accreditation programme to strengthen preventive measures undertaken by Penang’s tourism industry players. These initiatives are the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, intending to instill confidence in travellers when visiting Penang.
“To further reiterate, Penang is the first in Malaysia to kickstart the “Penang Responsible Tourism” campaign and the accreditation programme as well as the first in Malaysia to offer special deals and packages for frontliners nationwide,” said Penang State EXCO For Tourism And Creative Economy, Yeoh Soon Hin.
“We would like to thank the Penang Global Tourism Board for working with us to provide more value for travellers. Now, visitors to Penang can conveniently plan their trip with all the exciting offers made available through this collaboration under one platform on airasia.com. We hope people will take the opportunity to explore and enjoy more of what Penang has to offer.
“We are also expanding our network from Kota Bharu to Penang with three times weekly flights which commenced yesterday, while the new route from Sibu to Penang is set to kick off in January 2021. We hope the added connectivity will provide the much needed accessibility for the Northern travellers, as well as to revive the domestic tourism industry.” said airasia.com Chief Commercial Officer, Amanda Woo.
Starting 24 December to 27 December 2020, SNAP by airasia.com is offering flight+hotel combos covering more than 25 hotels, which is inclusive of return flights and 3 day/2 night stays at hotels in Penang. SNAP your staycation from as low as RM49 per person for hotels such as Brown Hotel, Mei Hotel Penang and Sunway Seberang Jaya; from RM179 per person for luxury hotels such as The Prestige Hotel Penang, Golden Sands by Shangri-La, Hard Rock Penang and many more. Bookings are available on airasia.com and the super app for the travel period of 4 January to 31 March 2021.
Specially curated for tourists or Penangites, the Penang Eat + Play (PLUS) on airasia.com (Unlimited Deals tab) provides more than 16 attractive offers and up to 59% discounts covering food, attractions and transportation.
In collaboration with Penang Global Tourism, a flash sale of the Penang Eat + Play (PLUS) will take place from 24 to 31 December 2020 where travellers can book the bundle at a special discounted rate of RM49 using the promo code ‘AAPENANG’.