Jointly organised by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) and the Haven Resort Hotel and Residences, “Travel, Visit & Stay Green” Campaign 2.0 is to promote eco-luxury travel, visit and stay in Ipoh. The campaign was launched by the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz at the Haven on Friday, May 5.
According to Peter Chan, chief executive officer of the Haven, the campaign will span half a year, from May 8 to November 8. During this period, ETS and KTM Intercity passengers with digits “888” registered on the last three of their 17-digit ticket number will stand the chance of spending a night at the Haven for only RM88.80, compared to the standard rate of RM1500 per night.
KTMB procurement general manager and acting president, Mohd Hider Yusoff, claimed that Ipoh train station is the second busiest station in Malaysia, after KL Sentral.
“On average, 3500 to 4000 people travel to Ipoh by train daily. With the campaign, we hope to see at least a 50 per cent increase in the number of passengers,” said Hider.
Hider added that efforts to provide more ETS carriages are underway. KTMB aims to provide an additional 19 sets of carriages by 2019.
“The campaign will not only draw more people to board ETS trains, but also promote the Haven as a holiday destination. This will indirectly boost the number of tourist arrivals to Perak in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017,” said Nazri.
Nazri hoped that the joint venture will be the start of many more joint ventures to come, which will unlock the tourism potential in Perak.Here is how to win a night’s stay at the Haven Resort Hotel & Residences for only RM88.80: Step 1: Purchase any ETS or KTM Intercity ticket at any KTM intercity ticket counter or via E-Ticket Step 2: Check the last three digits of the 17-digit number “xxxxxxxxxxxxxx888-xx” Step 3: If “888” is registered in your ticket, present your ticket to any KTM counter and collect your entitlement voucher.