A Rising Trend in Domestic Tourism

Sunway introduces deals to boost local tourism sector

By Lim May Kwoon, Group Brand Marketing & Communications

  • Income tax relief of RM1,000 incurred on domestic travelling expenses extended to 31 December 2021.
  • Sunway to boost tourism sector with more attractive staycation packages across Sunway Velocity, Sunway Putra, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur and Sunway Lost World of Tambun.

Now that interstate travel within Malaysia has resumed, Malaysians will be able to take advantage of the personal income tax relief of up to RM1,000 on expenditure related to domestic tourism, a perfect reason to travel and discover Malaysia!

The claim period for income tax relief of RM1,000 incurred on domestic travelling expenses has been extended to 31 December 2021.

Also announced as part of the National Economic Recovery Plan by the Government of Malaysia in June 2020, service tax exemption on accommodation and related services has been extended to 30 June 2021. Hotel rates are now inclusive of 0% service tax.

Additionally, exemption of Tourism Tax will be given to all foreign tourists staying at any accommodation premises in Malaysia until 30 June 2021.

This year, the losses of the local tourism sector are estimated at RM45 billion after the closure of the borders.

In an effort to further boost the tourism sector, Sunway continues to launch attractive tourism packages across tourist destinations, a welcomed relief for some after a prolonged period of inactivity due to the MCO and CMCO.

Sunway Velocity recently introduced the STAY, SCREEN & SHOP package. From just RM338, this package includes a 2D1N stay for two in Sunway Velocity Hotel, one set of minimum RM50 worth of shopping and dining cash vouchers at Sunway Velocity Mall and a general basic screening at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity for one.

The general basic screening includes Weight, Height, Body Mass Index (BMI), Vision Test, Blood Pressure Screening, Resting ECG, Blood Investigation (which includes Full Blood Count, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Blood Grouping (ABO & Rh), Liver Function Profile, Kidney Function Profile, Lipid Profile, Venereal Disease Research, Laboratory (VDRL), Hepatitis B Screening, Thyroid Function Test (Free T3 and Free T4) and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), Chest X-Ray and Urine FEME. Consultation, report review and complimentary refreshments will also be provided.

Visitors also have the options to select the customised package with STAY & SHOP (from RM168) which includes a 2D1N stay for two in Sunway Velocity Hotel as well as shopping and dining cash vouchers at Sunway Velocity Mall or SCREEN & SHOP (from RM220) which includes the general health screening for one as well as shopping and dining vouchers.

Patrons of any STAY, SCREEN and SHOP package will also be entitled to extra perks such as 30% discount at Jing Xiu Long Men or Chuan Chuan Xiang Hot Pot along Nanjing Street, and 50% discounts for other attractions in Malaysia including Aquaria KLCC (normal rate RM71) and Sunway Pyramid Ice (up to three pax).

The packages are available from now until 31 December 2020. More info available at Sunway Velocity. Bookings can be made from the website or email to svkl.reservations@sunwayhotels.com, or call +603 2726 3991 or WhatsApp +6019 920 0745.

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur also launched its first-ever all-inclusive STAY-Kawtim, MAKAN Unlimited! package at an incredible 50% off its actual value as domestic travel gains momentum.

The all-inclusive staycation package is perfect for families and friends who wish to explore Kuala Lumpur’s Diamond Triangle and rediscover the city’s many hidden gems.

Priced at RM238, the STAY-Kawtim, MAKAN Unlimited! package combines 2D1N stay for two adults and two children (under 12 years old) inclusive of breakfast, an 8-hour eat-all-you-can spree and a minimum of RM100 redeemable cash vouchers from participating tenants plus attractive discounts and offers at Sunway Putra Mall.

The scrumptious meal comprises a la carte orders with over 25 specialties including Malay, Chinese, Indian, Western and vegetarian favourites and appetising selections for children starting 12pm at the Coffee House.

The package is available for booking from 10 to 31 August with redemption period from 14 August until 27 December on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. More info available at Sunway Putra Mall. Bookings can be made from the website or email spkl.reservations@sunwayhotels.com or call +603 4040 9888.

At Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the first and successful Ke Sana Ke Sini Ke Sunway campaign makes a comeback with Ke Sana Ke Sini Ke Sunway LAGI!

Visitors will enjoy value-for-money Ke Sana Ke Sini Ke Sunway LAGI! package deal from RM499. The campaign’s travel period from 1 August to 30 November.

The package encompasses a 3D2N stay at Sunway Pyramid Hotel or Sunway Clio Hotel for two adults and two children; tickets for Sunway Lagoon (two adults and two children) and ‘surprise’ vouchers worth RM50 redeemable via Sunway Pyramid app and a care pack. Visitors are reminded that effective 1 August 2020 Sunway Lagoon will be closed every Tuesday. More info about the package is available at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur.

In the northern region, Sunway Lost World of Tambun is also offering a special Staycation package at 40% off from its published rate. The package offers a 2D1N stay in Lost World of Tambun Glamping/Malayana Floating Villa for two adults and two children inclusive of breakfast, theme park access for two adults and two children for two days and night park access for one night. The campaign is for a limited period only. More info about the package is available at Sunway Lost World of Tambun.

Sunway continues to uphold stringent hygiene and safety measures across all of its premises. These include enhanced protocols, temperature screenings, social distancing implementation and more. All measures are implemented in strict compliance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines.

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