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Putrajaya, 25 April 2018 – Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) kicked off the “Promosi Hebat Macao” Roadshow at IOI City Mall (Ground Floor, Centre Court), Putrajaya today. The roadshow aims to attract Malaysian Muslim travelers to visit Macao during the Hari Raya holidays in June.

 “Promosi Hebat Macao” will feature information about Macao’s attractions, events, festivals, local and Muslim-friendly food as well as travel packages tailored with the Muslim traveler in mind. In line with Macao’s recognition as the City of Gastronomy under the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, there will be a food sampling session of the world-famous Portuguese Egg Tart and Almond Cookies from Friday to Sunday (5:00 - 7:00 PM).

For individuals who have Macao in mind, there is no better time to visit “Promosi Hebat Macao” as AirAsia will be offering 20% off on flights to Macao departing from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. Attractive travel packages to Macao are also offered by Nusa Travel and Prestige Vacation. On top of that, the first 300 customers who purchase any of the travel package with a minimum one-night stay in Macao will receive exclusive travel accessories from MGTO.

 Macao is now in the travel radar as covered by 1001 Destinasi, a travel program produced by Bernama News Channel. The promotional video showcasing the Macao experience alongside Muslim-friendly dining places and amenities available in the country will be broadcasted during the roadshow while the complete episode will be aired on ASTRO / NJOI 502, Unifi TV 631 and MyTV 121 in May.

Event Highlights in Macao

Macao International Dragon Boat Races

16 – 18 June

The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the patriotic Chinese poet Qu Yuan, who protested corruption by drowning himself. Today, the celebrations come in the form of the dragon boat race at Nam Van Lake on the historic Praia Grande shorefront.

29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest

1, 8, 15, 24 September & 1 October

Universally acclaimed as one of the best of its kind, the fireworks display takes place on the Macau Tower Shorefront. Its popularity has grown over the years with more than 100 international teams from China, the Philippines, Thailand, Chinese Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia, the UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain participating in this world-class pyrotechnic shoot-out. Many visitors choose to visit Macao during this time to witness the spectacular displays in the night sky which can be enjoyed from many vantage points on the Macao Peninsula and Taipa Island.

65th Macau Grand Prix

15 - 18 November

This year, the Macau Grand Prix celebrates its 65th edition. The famous Guia Circuit will play host to an enviable line-up of prestigious motorsport events as household names rev up the track with their sophisticated, cutting edge racing machinery. Motorsport enthusiasts can challenge their skills and experience of the world’s most challenging city circuits at the Macau Grand Prix Simulator during the event.

Please visit Macao Tourism Malaysia Facebook page to find out more on “Promosi Hebat Macao”.

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Scenic Cruises: Rich history & natural beauty

Scenic Cruises: Rich history & natural beauty

Discover the hidden charms of Norfolk Island, located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Norfolk Island is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty, the ubiquitous evergreen pine, lush national parks, rugged coastline and its fresh regional produce.

Take time out

Truly a retreat, discover a world where time moves slowly. Only 35 square kilometres in size and with 32 kilometres of coastline, on Norfolk Island you will not find any traffic, railways, ports or harbours. Instead explore the island’s idyllic landscapes via its 80 kilometres of lane ways and walking tracks, but don’t forget - cows still have right of way!

Enjoy a relaxing stay at the luxurious Governor’s Lodge Resort that combines history with luxury and is the perfect base to explore the island. Wake up each morning to the idyllic subtropical landscapes of pines, bananas, palms and hibiscus from the comfort of your Executive Lodge.

Historic Connections

Although the first arrivals were probably from outlying New Zealand islands judging by the stone tools and banana trees left behind, Norfolk Island was ‘discovered’ by Captain Cook in 1774. Serving on and off as a British penal colony until 1855, the final settlement arrived - descendants of Tahitians and of the Bounty mutineers - from the Pittcarin Islands which had become too small for its growing population.

Learn more about the fascinating history and cultural riches of this stunning island when you meet the locals including descendents of the Bounty mutineers.

Explore the many World Heritage-listed convict sites and visit the picturesque historic cemetery to uncover the many stories it has to tell.

Source: Scenic News

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Aeroflot named among top 10 global full-service airlines

Aeroflot named among top 10 global full-service airlines

02 April 2018, Moscow. - Aeroflot has been ranked one of the world's 10 leading full-service airlines by a study of more than 60,000 passenger reviews by online travel agency eDreams.

Aeroflot entered the top 10 for the first time in the annual ranking, which is based on reviews left by travellers in 2017 across four metrics: comfort, check-in, in-flight and value for money.

Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, said:

"This international passenger satisfaction survey once again confirms Aeroflot's return to its rightful place as one of the world's leading premium carriers. We are continuing to invest in improving our customer service still further, with exciting initiatives in the pipeline including a number of innovative digital projects."

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 230 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.

The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.

Source: Aeroflot news