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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Russian Tourist Arrivals Expected To Hit More Than 40,000 This Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 (Bernama) -- The number of Russian tourists to Malaysia is expected to increase by 20 percent this year, that is about 43,200 tourists, due to the political instability in the Middel East which has been the Russians' favourite tourism destinations.

Russian Ambassador to Malaysia, Lyudmila Vorobyeva said last year, a total of 36,000 Russians visited Malaysia, which was an increase of nine percent from 32,769 tourists in 2009.

The embassy was also trying to promote the reopening of direct flights from Moscow to Kuala Lumpur which had been terminated over a decade ago, in moves to increase higher ferquency of tourists between both countries, she told a press conference, here Tuesday.

Vorobyeva said Langkawi had been a popular destination among Russians, and starting from this year, chartered flights had been arranged in bringing the Russian tourists directly from Moscow to Langkawi.

More news here..

AL :-
More direct flight.. Good news.. 
Hope MAS & Airasia see the potential & grab it..

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