If you’re not sure where to go for your next local holiday, why not plan a trip to Mersing and the islands of Johor? The tourism industry is one of the economic sectors mostly affected by the spread of COVID-19, where it suffered huge losses including the closure of several hotels and most travel agencies. The resort operators in the islands in Johor are not an exception too.
In an effort to restore the confidence level of domestic tourists to visit our islands, especially in the Johor archipelago, Tourism Malaysia Southern Region is introducing the Mersing Island Trail Programme 2020 held around the Mersing / Johor archipelago. The objective of this programme is to increase the publicity of the city of Mersing as well as the destination of the islands. The launch of the Mersing Island Trail Package 2020 was officiated by Solehuddin Ahmad, Director of Tourism Malaysia Southern Region.
Tourism Malaysia Southern Region graciously held a familiarisation trip to the islands for the media, and we were introduced to the precautionary steps the local enforcement and the hotels would be taking to make sure tourists that visit the islands are safe. “Don’t be afraid to visit our islands as we are working hard to maintain safety and follow the set SOPs. We are working in tandem with Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) and want everybody to know that we are ready to receive tourists both local and foreign as soon as our borders are open,” said Datuk Dr Ammar Abd Ghapar, Senior Director Domestic & Events Division, Tourism Malaysia.
Johor has some of the most beautiful beaches and islands ready and waiting for your stay regardless if you’re a couple or a family. Some of the resorts involved in this programme are Aseania Beach Resort, Sari Pacifica Resort and Spa, Twin Beach Resort, Bayu Lestari Island Resort and many more located on Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Besar, and Pulau Sibu.
There are number of packages being offered by each respective hotels and resorts at different pricings. Meanwhile, a day trip Island hopping package that will allow you to visit either 3 or 5 of the most well-known islands in Johor, including Pulau Sibu Kukus are respectively priced at RM130.00 per person for 3 islands and RM170.00 for 5 islands. These packages are definitely worth it for those looking to explore the beauty of the islands.
Whether you’re looking for a day trip to the islands, or a romantic/family getaway, they’ll have something to offer for each and every one of you. You’ll have options ranging from sea view villas, or hilltop villas and even dorm style chalets perfect for those with bigger groups. The packages will be launched at the end of October, perfect for the upcoming school holidays.
This programme was successfully implemented in collaboration with Tourism Johor, Mersing Marine Parks Department, Mersing Tourism Association (MTA), PDRM and Mersing District Council. This programme is one of Tourism Malaysia’s efforts to further strengthen the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia campaign which this time is targeted at local island tourism operators.
Start making plans with your local travel agency or contact the resorts directly to make your bookings. These packages will be filling up fast as people are ready for their getaway from the city for a relaxing beach side vacation.