The winter vacations are just around the corner, people are still finalizing their destination. Everyone looks for an affordable package that would not burn a hole in the pocket. The reasonable destinations are the South East Asian countries, out of which Malaysia is the most popular one visited by Pakistanis.

At the recent Pakistan Travel Mart at Karachi Expo Centre, amazing discounted packages targeting families were launched by Tourism Malaysia in conjunction with GR Travel. The special packages were announced by Datuk Sri, Mirza Mohammad Taiyab, Director General, Tourism Malaysia.

Datuk Seri, Mirza spoke about the various places Malaysia offers,

“We welcome all our Pakistani friends to visit Malaysia and experience lush green forests, crystal clear beaches, international standards theme parks and amazing shopping experience.”

He further added on the various places the packages would cover,

“For those who have already visited Malaysia in the past, they can explore other parts of Malaysia such as the beautiful east coast, pangkor island, City of Ipoh and Johor Bahru.”

The Malaysian delegation consisted of 17 organizations that included travel agents, tourism product owners, hoteliers, Malindo Airlines, Islamic Tourism Centre and officials from Tourism Malaysia.

The Director-General then added,

“This is a small but formidable team, and we look forward to working with you, and welcoming more Pakistani tourists to Malaysia in the coming years.”

Popular Malaysian Airline, Malindo Air is launching, Karachi-Kuala Lumpur route. The e-visa visa system implementation will also make it easier to travel to Malaysia from Pakistan.

The Director-General informed that a huge number of Pakistanis traveled to Malaysia every year, this year (2017) alone 58,000 people from Pakistan visited Malaysia.

Being a Muslim country, easily available Halal food in Malaysia makes it easier for Pakistanis. The south-east Asian country is popular for shopping purposes as it is affordable from the rest of the countries.

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