Malaysia promotes motorcycle holiday tours at Phuket Bike Week 2015

Malaysia promotes motorcycle holiday tours at Phuket Bike Week 2015

Malaysia promotes motorcycle holiday tours at Phuket Bike Week 2015
Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin (fourth from right), Deputy Director General (Promotion) of Tourism Malaysia launched “Ride Thailand to Malaysian MotoGP 2015” during Press Briefing for Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2015

PHUKET, 12 April 2015: Tourism Malaysia’s promotion of motorcycle holiday tours of Malaysia continues with its participation in Asia’s biggest motorcycle show, Phuket Bike Week 2015 from 11 to 19 April 2015.

With some 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world expected to attend the show, Phuket Bike Week is the perfect platform for Tourism Malaysia to launch the motorcycle tour package with the partnership from West Coast Ride (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

“We’re very happy to take part in Phuket Bike Week this year and introduce the exciting motorcycle holiday tours we’ve developed with West Coast Ride Thailand Co., Ltd. The show will be the perfect opportunity for us to meet with motorcycle associations, travel agents and media and promote Malaysia as a great place for motorcycle holidays. We not only have well-connected highways, but also scenic countryside, historic places, lots of delicious food and beautiful culture for everyone to enjoy,” said Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, the Deputy Director General (Promotion) of Tourism Malaysia.

The launching was also joined by 25 riders from Kuala Lumpur organized by Asia Racing Development Sdn. Bhd. The 25-member Malaysian convoy, consisting of motorcycle club members, local travel agents and media, journeyed over 1,100 km to Phuket, Thailand to promote Malaysia particularly motorcycle packages.

The Malaysian MotoGP will be held from 23-25 October, 2015 at Sepang International Circuit (SIC), Malaysia. The package offers the full Malaysia experience over 4 days 3 nights starting from THB 14,900. The ride, from 23 to 26 October, starts at Sadao and goes through Genting Highlands and Kuala Lumpur before finishing at the Sepang International Circuit. The package also includes tickets to watch the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) 2015 in October.

“The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) in Malaysia is a top-notch racing event of international standard and is a perfect complement to the motorcycle holiday tours we are promoting. We’re glad to be able to work with Sepang International Circuit to promote motor sports as a must-see tourist attraction in Malaysia,” said Dato’ Haji Azizan.

Fast facts:

  • In 2014, a total of 6,649 MotoGP packages worth RM9 million were sold compared to 1,000 packages worth RM1.5 million sold in 2013.
  • MotoGP visitors attracted 130,925 visitors in 2014, an increase of 3.2% compared with 126,917 visitors in 2013.
  • A total of 20,607 international visitors attended the MotoGP in 2014 with the top six countries being Indonesia (8,564 visitors), Spain (4,201), Australia (2,242), Singapore (1,344), United Kingdom (938) and Thailand (692).

For further information about motorcycle tour packages, kindly contact
Mr. Mohd Amirul Rizal, Sr. Assistant Director, Domestic Promotions, Tourism Malaysia
Tel: +603 8891 8414
Email: amirulrizal@tourism.gov.my

For further information about Ride Thailand to Malaysian MotoGP 2015, kindly contact
Mr. Wittaya (Sumon) Singkalah, West Coast Ride Thailand Co., Ltd.
99/10-12 Chalurm Prakeat 9 (Bypass) Rd., Muang Phuket Thailand 83000
Tel: +6676352069, M : +66816919346, +66876971255 (TAT License 31/00843)
E- Mail: sumon@ridethailand.com, ridethailandtour@hotail.com

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