22 April 2009
PETALING JAYA: Budget airline Firefly is targeting golf lovers with a package that will take them to Indonesian holiday island Batam for a round — or two — of golf.
The "3D2N Batam Golf Package", which costs RM999 per person on a twin-share basis, is one of 11 holiday packages to local and Asean destinations under the airline's "WOW Bargains" campaign launched yesterday.
Let's fly: Leong, (right) Amirrudin (second from left) and Khalid congratulating Firefly's top spenders during the Matta fair Wong Joon Kwan (left) and Abdul Halik Razali in Subang yesterday.
Under the package, golfers will stay at the Novotel hotel and get two rounds of golf at the Batam Palm Spring & Southlink Country Club.
FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd managing director Eddy Leong said the airline decided to offer the flight-cum-accommodation deals because it was more practical for travellers.
"We also want to encourage consumers to lead the lifestyle they want. Even though we are facing hard times, it should not stop us from enjoying life," he said at the press conference.
At the event, Leong, accompanied by Tourism Malaysia marketing deputy director-general Datuk Amirrudin Abu and Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) deputy president Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun, gave away prizes to the airline's biggest spenders during the Matta fair, and winners of the "Wing Commanderz 2009" mobile simulator contest.
Among other deals offered in the WOW campaign until Oct 24 are the "3D2N Island Getaway" package to Langkawi priced at RM199 per person and the "3D2N Genting Highlands Free & Easy" package which costs RM229 per person for a stay at the First World Hotel.
Those wishing to travel to Thailand can opt for the "HKT-3D2N Phuket Free & Easy Package" which offers accommodation at the Centara Karon Beach at RM399 per person.
For more information, log on to www.fireflyz.com.my.