Visakhapatnam: Vizag may get the famous Malaysia-based conglomerate Genting Group’s, Cruises to Nowhere, which is famous for offshore gambling and as a short getaway.
Cruises to Nowhere, operated in international waters, are a hit in some cities across the globe, especially in the US.
Representatives of Malindo Air, who have launched a direct flight to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday night have decided to talk to the Genting Group to bring Cruises to Nowhere to Vizag.
The AP government had earlier received applications from casino operators of Goa to start gambling dens in Vizag.
“Vizag is such a beautiful place and our policy is to encourage people to travel due to which our fares are also economical. Vizag has great tourism potential. Back home we will see if there is any possibility to motivate Genting’s Cruise to Nowhere to come to Vizag so that locals will get a feel of casinos and other cruise life,” chief marketing officer of Malindo Air, Mr Chandran Ravi told DC.
He added that Malaysia and India had many similarities and Vizag’s tourist spots could be promoted in Malaysia, encouraging citizens to visit the port city.
“We are surprised to know that Lambasingi in Vizag records temperature as low as zero degrees during winter. Malaysians, instead of going to Europe, can come to Vizag and visit Lambasingi for the same feel,” added Mr Ravi....