MELAKA, Jan 14 -- Melaka government will launch an official tourism application 'Melaka eXcess' in March in an effort to drive the state tourism industry to a better future.
State Tourism, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis said the application would provide detailed information on tourist attractions, food and beverages, souvenir shops, promotions and discounts to attract tourists and facilitate their access throughout the state.
He said the application, developed in collaboration with a private company, Pilihan Lampiran Swasta Sdn Bhd, would also serve as an e-wallet, navigation system as well as to provide consumer reviews related to the Melaka tourism industry.
“Melaka eXcess will bring together state tourism industry players in various sectors including travel agencies and entrepreneurs to offer their travel services, products or packages.
“The development of the application is in its final stage and registration is still open for interested tourism industry players,” he told reporters after a get-together session in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) here today.
He said 'Melaka eXcess' has been developed in line with current technological development and with Melaka being one of the states selected to boost the VM2020.
Meanwhile, a total of 185 tourism-related events would be organised across the state during VM2020 and 15 of them would be major tourism events.
“The Melaka government and tourism industry players in the state have been making preparations in various aspects including enhancing tourism facilities and improving the quality of services for tourists to enliven VM2020,” he said.