Kedah targets 3 mil visitors for Langkawi in 2024
Datuk Mohd Salleh Saidin (2nd-right), Lada deputy chief executive officer Ahmad Fuad Che Ani (right), Lada Tourism director Dr Azmil Munif Mohd Bukhari (2nd-left) and Panorama Langkawi acting chief executive officer Abu Hashim Abd Rahman, during the anniversary ceremony in Langkawi. – NSTP/HAMZAH OSMAN
LANGKAWI: The Kedah government has set a target to attract three million domestic and international visitors to this island next year, affirming Langkawi as among the best nautical holiday destinations in Asia.
State Tourism, Culture and Entrepreneur Minister Datuk Mohd Salleh Saidin said the target has been set based on a positive momentum of higher numbers of visitor arrivals for the fourth quarter of this year.
Salleh said the target is also aligned with the target set by the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada), an agency under the Finance Ministry,” he said after launching the 21-year anniversary of Langkawi SkyCab.
He added that Flydubai is on track to commence its direct flight services from the United Arab Emirates’ capital in Dubai by next Feb 10.
“At the same time, Lada will continue to collaborate with other international airlines to bring in more direct flights to the island in order to revive its tourism sector that was severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the ceremony, Langkawi SkyCab operator, Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd also launched its four products SkyTrail; BoBoiBoy; SkyATV Ride and 3D Photo.
Present were Ayer Hangat assemblyman Shamsilah Siru, Lada deputy chief executive officer Ahmad Fuad Che Ani and Panorama Langkawi acting chief executive officer Abu Hashim Abd Rahman.