WORLD HERITAGE DESTINATION

WORLD HERITAGE DESTINATION

Monday, October 31, 2011

Melaka kad


Melaka perkenal MelakaKAD di destinasi pelancongan

04/11/2011 5:30pm


MELAKA 4 Nov. –


Melaka hari ini memperkenalkan MelakaKAD yang membolehkan penduduk dan pelancong membuat pembayaran menerusi kad elektronik di lokasi pelancongan sekitar Ayer Keroh dan Bandar Hilir.

Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam berkata, bagi pelancong yang menggunakan kemudahan itu, mereka akan menikmati perkhidmatan kelas pertama.
"MelakaKAD " boleh didapati dengan membayar wang cagaran minimum RM10 dengan menunjukkan MyKad atau pasport di Pusat Penerangan Pelancongan Menara Taming Sari, Taming River Cruise dan Melaka Planetarium. 

"Had maksimum ialah RM2,000 dan jika ada baki pengguna boleh memulangkan kad untuk mendapat wang baki tunai,” katanya pada sidang media selepas pelancaran MelakaKAD, di sini.

Katanya kad itu juga boleh ditambah nilai serta diterima untuk pembayaran lebih 130 jenis bil yang menggunakan MEPCASH menerusi laman web PosOnline di www.posonline.com.my.

Katanya, Melaka merupakan negeri pertama memperkenalkan perkhidmatan itu, dan MelakaKAD menggunakan teknologi cip pintar.

Pihaknya mensasarkan sebanyak 3,000 keping MelakaKAD akan dikeluarkan sehingga hujung tahun ini.

"Manakala pada tahun 2012 sebanyak 30,000 keping MelakaKad akan diagihkan dan tahun 2013 sebanyak 100,000 keping,” katanya.

Beliau berkata penggunaan MelakaKAD ini akan dikembangkan ke sektor pengangkutan dan juga pembayaran tempat letak kereta dan serta di pusat membeli-belah seluruh Melaka.

 - Bernama



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Cm appeals to hotel operators to implement heritage charge


The Melaka government is appealing to all hotel operators in the state to comply with the gazetting of the five percent heritage charge imposed on tourists spending the night in the historical state effective last Sept 1.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the charge imposed would be borne by the tourists and not the hotel operators.

"I appeal to them to give an opportunity to the state government by imposing the charge because I know there are some hotels that are not imposing the charge," he said when approached by reporters, here Wednesday.

He said this when asked to comment on the report that three hotel associations in the state would not impose the heritage charge because it gave a negative impact as a whole to the Melaka tourism sector, besides being burdensome.

The three associations, namely the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), Malaysian Budget Hotels Association (MBHA), and the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO) claimed that the implementation of the charge was unreasonable.

"A charge of RM5 out of RM100 for each room is not a big burden because we know that the tourists spend RM40 each to enjoy barbecued fish and RM10 to climb the Taming Sari Tower...there is no problem for them to pay for this," he said.

Mohd Ali said no action would be taken against hotels which refused to impose the charge at the moment and the local authorities would be asked to hold negotiations with them on the matter.

He said the move by the state government to impose the heritage charge was not to burden the tourists but to meet the cost of infrastructure facilities to provide more comfort to them.

The heritage charge is imposed on tourists staying at hotels and chalets in Melaka which has a total of 11,067 rooms from the 193 premises.

-Bernama

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