KUALA LUMPUR, 20 APRIL 2016
Exclusive travel packages from as low as RM3,900* per guest for 5 days 4 nights including flights, accommodation, meals and ground tour in Niseko region of Hokkaido
Book now to travel between June to October 2016**
AirAsia X today announced its partnership with MY ecolodge, a reputable boutique travellers’ lodge managed by Fairlane Hospitality to offer special ‘Niseko Super Summer Saver’ all-inclusive travel packages from as low as RM3,900* per person for 5 days 4 nights in the Niseko region of Hokkaido from June to October 2016**.
This partnership was officially launched in Kuala Lumpur by His Excellency Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, in the company of Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X Berhad, Ms Low Su Ming, Director of MYecolodge, Mr Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad and Mr Darren Wickings, General Manager of Fairlane Hospitality Japan.
The primary objective of this collaboration is to jointly promote Niseko as an all-season holiday destination. This positive collaboration is expected to enable more Malaysians the opportunity to vacation in Niseko at affordable prices.
Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad said, “We are glad to have inked this partnership with MY ecolodge as we share the same brand value of providing quality service with high value for money for our discerning guests. Since the commencement of our flights to Sapporo in October last year, it has quickly become one of our most popular routes to Japan as Hokkaido is suitable to visit all-year-round.”
“We are also happy to announce that we will be introducing an additional frequency from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo beginning 22 April onwards, increasing our flight frequency to 5 times weekly. Coupled with this partnership with MY ecolodge, we are sure that more Malaysians will be enticed to travel to Hokkaido with AirAsia X and enjoy the summer season there,” added Benyamin Ismail.
Darren Wickings, General Manager, Fairlane Hospitality Japan said, “MY ecolodge is a boutique travelers’ lodge newly opened in Niseko, Hokkaido in December 2015. It is designed to be environmentally friendly and many eco attributes have been incorporated into the property’s design and delivery of services, ensuring the beautiful nature that Niseko is so famous for remains green into the future. MY ecolodge is truly a quaint, alluring and postcard perfect travel destination that is suitable to travel all year round. The direct flight to Sapporo will make the overall MY ecolodge experience so much more convenient and enjoyable”.
“Niseko, apart from being reputed a world-renowned, award-winning ski resort, is also known as a hidden highlight because of its spectacular beauty in summer. MY ecolodge attracts visitors from all over the world,” added Wickings.
The “Niseko Super Summer Saver” is a special group tour package for a minimum of 10 guests per group inclusive of return flights to Sapporo from Kuala Lumpur, 4 or 5 nights’ accommodation at MY ecolodge, local airport transfer, meals and ground activities with prices ranging from RM3,900* to RM4,800* per guest. The travelling period is from June to October 2016 except July 2016. The package price is also inclusive of airport taxes, booking fees, 20kg baggage allowance and standard seat selection. Reservations can be made by contacting Fairlane Hospitality Group Desk at nisekosupersummersaver@ fairlanehospitality.com or call 03-4048 3668.
Sapporo is the largest city on the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, also the gateway to the neighbouring Niseko region that is about 100 kilometres or two and a half hours’ drive away. Set against the backdrop of Mt. Yotei, an active volcano similar to Mt. Fuji, Niseko is famous for its breath-taking natural landscape and world renowned resorts.
In summer, the pleasant weather that is less humid than the rest of Japan at Niseko attracts a large number of local tourists from the mainland Japan as well as international tourist from abroad. With three National Parks in and around the area, there is more than enough to satisfy even the long-term visitor.
Visitors can lace up their hiking shoes and trek through unspoiled countryside in search for some of Hokkaido’s famed inhabitants such as the elusive ‘momonga’ (flying squirrel), look for some of the island’s unique plant life, rent a mountain bike, spend a day fishing, tour the summer backcountry or explore the region’s rivers by canoe or even rapid water rafting!
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Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Sapporo-Shin-Chitose, Japan (CTS)
||Tuesday, Thursday, Friday***, Saturday, Sunday
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday***, Sunday
*Package price inclusive of return flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo with standard seat selections and 20kg baggage allowance, accommodation at MY ecolodge, meals, return airport transfer to/from Shin-Chitose Airport, airport taxes and booking fees, terms and conditions apply.
**Travel period is excluding July 2016
***Additional frequency scheduled to commence from 22 April 2016 onwards.