The best that money can buy

Be­sides the mass tourism mar­ket, malaysia also has some lux­u­ri­ous pick­ings.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - TRAVEL -

WE do have first-class, lux­ury prod­ucts for the pre­mium trav­eller.

To spread the word, Tourism Malaysia re­cently par­tic­i­pated in the In­ter­na­tional Lux­ury Travel Mar­ket (ILTM), the lead­ing “by in­vi­ta­tion only” event for the global lux­ury travel com­mu­nity. It is held an­nu­ally at the Palais des Fes­ti­vals et des Con­grès in Cannes, France.

The Tourism Malaysia en­tourage com­prised rep­re­sen­ta­tives from lux­ury ho­tels in Langkawi – the newly re­fur­bished Datai and Danna; “Concierge a la Carte” per­son­alised travel ser­vice brand op­er­ated by Ca­nary Tours; Dis­cov­ery Over­land; and the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Coun­cil. The par­tic­i­pat­ing com­pa­nies were in­volved in busi­ness dis­cus­sions with top lux­ury buy­ers and agents spe­cially se­lected by the or­gan­is­ers of ILTM Cannes.

“We want to of­fer the dis­cern­ing trav­eller Malaysia’s brand of pre­mium and life­style ex­pe­ri­ence that in­cludes shar­ing our green en­vi­ron­ment, a multi-cul­tural so­ci­ety with our her­itage and cul­ture that are syn­ony­mous with our brand of hos­pi­tal­ity.

“All th­ese are com­ple­mented with the best cui­sine, shop­ping and ac­com­mo­da­tion in world-class ho­tels, re­sorts, vil­las and res­i­dences,” said Ramzi Abu Yazid of Tourism Malaysia.

He added that the coun­try’s lux­ury of­fer­ing’s have rapidly evolved to meet the chang­ing val­ues of to­day’s con­nois­seurs of lux­ury travel.

“Visit Malaysia Year 2014 pro­vides trav­ellers with a strong rea­son to ex­pe­ri­ence Malaysia’s authen­tic­ity matched with value-for-money spend­ing on ac­com­mo­da­tion, shop­ping and more,” Ramzi pointed out.

World-class events – namely Petronas Malaysia F1 Grand Prix and Malaysian Moto GP, In­ter­na­tional Gourmet Fes­ti­val, Colours of Malaysia, and Rain­for­est World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val – are some of the key events tak­ing place dur­ing Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

In terms of ac­co­lades, Kuala Lumpur was voted by CNN Travel as the 4th Best Shop­ping City in the World for shop­ping in terms of value for money.

Other recog­ni­tions in­clude the 10th Most Vis­ited Coun­try in the World ( UNWTO Re­port 2012) and the 10th Friendli­est Coun­try in the World ( Forbes Online 2012).

The Kuala Lumpur Tourism Coun­cil also par­tic­i­pated in the event to pro­mote the cap­i­tal city as a life­style desti­na­tion so that Kuala Lumpur can join the ranks of the world’s best and most vi­brant cities to live, work and play.

There are also some rep­utable ho­tel brands planned for open­ing in Kuala Lumpur – the St Regis (2014), The Re­gent (2015), Four Sea­sons Place, W Ho­tel and Cler­mont Kuala Lumpur (2016). Mean­while, the Unesco Her­itage Cities of Malacca and Ge­orge Town (Pe­nang), the her­itage sites of Kinabalu Park (Sabah), Mulu Na­tional Park (Sarawak) and the Geop­ark is­land of Langkawi present trav­ellers the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover and ex­pe­ri­ence Malaysia’s lo­cal her­itage, cul­ture and eco-na­ture at its best.

Malaysia’s par­tic­i­pa­tion at ILTM Cannes 2013 was sup­ported by Malaysia Air­lines.

the dis­cern­ing trav­eller will be to­tally pam­pered at the lux­u­ri­ous danna, Langkawi. — Filepic

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