Monday February 23, 2009
By WINNIE YEOH
VISITORS to the Star Education Fair 2009 this weekend will stand a chance to win free flight tickets to various tourist destinations locally and abroad through the Spin and Win contest.
Firefly Sdn Bhd is sponsoring 46 return flight tickets worth more than RM20,000 excluding airport tax to Subang, Langkawi, Medan, Banda Acheh and Phuket for the travel period from Feb 28 to Aug 28.
Its communications and marketing head Angelina Fernandez said the airline was a big supporter of the fair as this was not the first time they were participating in it.
"Our purpose is mainly to encourage the public to travel to various destinations in Malaysia from Penang," she said.
Fernandez said Firefly would be offering special promotions to visitors during the fair under its 'Totally Un-Fare' promotion.
"We will be offering affordable packages from RM49 one way for all domestic sectors, from RM99 one way for all international sectors except Koh Samui and from RM199 one way for all Koh Samui sectors with the booking period between Feb 28 and March 1," she said.
Last December, Firefly sponsored a group of students from a local university on an educational trip to Banda Acheh in support of the students' efforts to help tsunami victims.
To take part in the contest, The Star regional circulation manager Oun Sui Leng said participants should look out for the entry forms that would be published in The Star newspaper several days prior to the fair.
"Each entry form will be entitled to two spins," she said after receiving the flight tickets from Firefly Penang hub manager Audrey Yu.
Generous supporter: Yu (left) presenting the free flight tickets to Oun.
Celcom and Firefly are the main sponsors of the contest. Other prize sponsors include Golden Screen Cinema, Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Park Royal Hotel, KDU College, INTI International College and Disted-Stamford College.
A total of 112 ex-hibitors will take up 222 booths at the two-day fair.
Admission is free.