Langkawi is all set to become Europe’s cruise destination

Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

LangkawiLangkawi may soon witness a major rush in European tourists as the paradise island is being overhauled to become a cruise destination for the European market.

 
One of the oldest tour operators of Europe, TUI Group, has set up its first office in South-East Asia here and is working together with Tourism Malaysia to endorse Langkawi as a cruise hub.

 
TUI is working on flying in over 7,000 visitors into Langkawi from London, Birmingham and Manchester for a cruise in Asean waters aboard Marella and Mein Schiff cruise ships.

 
Tourism, Arts and Culture Min­ister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, in his speech read by Datuk Seri Abdul Khani Daud, Tourism Mal­aysia deputy director-general of promotions at a press conference, explained TUI’s clients would serve as a valuable contribution to the objective of the ministry to attain 30 million tourists and 100 billion receipts by 2020.

 
When questioned about overtourism and the sustainability of the island, Abdul Khani said the carrying capacity for Langkawi was still at “manageable levels”.

 
“We want to make sure the island is always at the top of the minds of tourists from all over the world, so sustainability and ecotourism are very important,” he said.

 

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