Published on : Sunday, May 8, 2016
“Based on what we have seen and experienced during our tour here, Labuan definitely has the potential to be a favourite among Chinese travellers,” spokesman for the group, China International Travel Service General Manager Liu Zhigang, told a press conference on Thursday night.
The variety of attractions in the duty-free island impressed the group who visited the island at the invitation of LMB Global Sdn Bhd, a local travel agent.
Notably, a six-months charter service will start on July 15 connecting Labuan and China. Keeping this mind, the local travel agent introduced Labuan to travel agents from China.
“These travel agents will play an integral part in our six-months charter service which is scheduled to commence on July 15, 2016,” LMB Global Chief Operating Officer Chung Wei Keong said.
Chung said a Boeing 747-800 aircraft would be mobilised for the charter service and a minimum of 160 passengers can be flown from China to Labuan, daily.
Meanwhile, Labuan Member of Parliament Rozman Isli expressed hoped that the arrival of Chinese tourists would boost Labuan’s tourism industry.