Monday, December 27, 2010

NST : RM30 passport gives tourists 7-day rides

By Audrey Dermawan

GEORGE TOWN: Public transport operator Rapid Penang Sdn Bhd has introduced a new product, Rapid Passport, for foreign and domestic tourists visiting the state. The Rapid Passport is a pre-paid ticket which allows tourists to enjoy seven days unlimited travel onboard Rapid Penang buses for RM30.

It comes with a free Queensbay Mall tourist and traveller card, which entitles them to a series of exclusive deals in various affiliate outlets, great rebates of up to 75 per cent and exclusive complimentary extras on shopping, dining, services, accommodation, entertainment, travel and tours.

Rapid Penang creative and communications manager Melissa Sandhu said all tourists had to do was present the Rapid Passport as they hopped on for a free ride on Rapid Penang buses.

"With our extensive routes, tourists will have many options to choose from," she said at the launch of Rapid Passport at the Firefly Komtar sales office here yesterday.

Also present was Penang Firefly head of sales Audrey Yu.

The airline is collaborating with Rapid Penang in this latest promotion.

Rapid Passport is available at all Rapid Penang kiosks, onboard Firefly's Penang-bound flights, Firefly Komtar sales office, Hard Rock Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe and Paradise Sandy Beach Resort.

Prior to the Rapid Passport, Rapid Penang had introduced the Rapid Emas, a special monthly pass for the convenience of senior citizens and the disabled, Rapid Youth for students and Rapid Preferred which offers unlimited travel around the island for 30 days.

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