KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Information on popular tourist spots and hotels will now be easily available with the launch of some 100 touch-screen info kiosks at various locations in the city.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the kiosks were useful because a large number of foreigners arriving in Malaysia had obtained their information via the Internet.
"This is especially true of tourists from the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand where Internet technology is very advanced
Many of them would have conducted online searches on our hotels and tourist spots," she said in her speech at the launch at KL Sentral here yesterday.
The machines will be installed at shopping malls, tourism information centres and KL International Airport and the low-cost carrier terminal in Sepang.
Rhyzrin Sdn Bhd managing director Rhymie Ibrahim said a further 100 kiosks would be installed outside the Klang Valley.
"Data on the tourism products will be updated every two weeks or monthly, depending on the situation.
"Hotels can also advertise on our kiosks," he said, adding that each kiosk unit costs around RM40,000 (S$16,600).
The Star/ Asia News Network