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Tuesday, 28th July 2009
In Japan Travel News,

Airline launches Asian air pass

Carrier Malaysia Airlines has announced the launch of an air pass which could be a useful buy for those planning on travelling to Japan and other eastern destinations.

The pass gives the holder entitlement to discounted travel between countries within Southeast Asia, which include Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand.

Holidaymakers planning on combining a trip to Japan with travels around Asia could find the pass saves them considerable amounts.

Those who buy a pass can get four one-way tickets between Kuala Lumpur and any country which is included in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or the other way around.

Overall, the price is $229 (£139) for all the tickets, which are valid for up to three months.

It is hoped that the pass will help to stimulate tourism in Asia, after the combined impact of the recession and swine flu saw visitor numbers drop to many eastern destinations.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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