Malaysia launches smartphone travel guide

Have smartphone, will travel - that will be the case for visitors who travel to and within Malaysia. A recently launched smartphone application puts a complete guide of Malaysia in the palm of their hands. And it's free!

The Malaysia Trip Planner gives travellers personalised and practical information on Malaysia, on what you can see and do.

The application's main features include: detailed information on local attractions, a complete schedule of events, description of places and must-see attractions and an itinerary planner.

Commenting on the launch of the application, Tourism Malaysia director-general Mirza Mohammad Taiyab said: "Mobile platforms have gone beyond traditional advertising and are an excellent way to showcase a country's diverse tourism offerings.

"Tourism Malaysia is proud to launch this mobile app to meet the demands of today's travellers who want tourism information in an innovative way at their fingertips."

The app organises travel plans into an itinerary that has the visitor's trip details all in one place. It also provides extensive information on Malaysia's various attractions and enables quick and easy sharing via Facebook and Twitter.

The smartphone application is available for use on iPhone and Android phones in their respective app stores.