We Make the Difference!

Borneo Exodus is managed by the local Sabahan team and focuses on providing tours and programs in Borneo. All programs and services s in Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan are provided by Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd or its reliable partners.

Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, better known as AOS, established in 1976, is a Malaysian company with more than 4 decades of experience in the leisure and incentive sectors of tourism.

Borneo Exodus focuses on Borneo Destinations. All tours and programs are provided by Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd. All product development, reservation, operation will be conducted by local Sabahian Staffs.

Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, better known as AOS, is a Malaysian company with more than 4 decades experience in the leisure and incentive sectors of tourism. Borneo Exodus focuses on Borneo Destinations. All tours and programs are provided by Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd. All product development, reservation, operation will be conducted by local Sabahian Staffs.

Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, better known as AOS, is a Malaysian company with more than 4 decades experience in the leisure and incentive sectors of tourism.

Borneo Exodus focuses on Borneo Destinations. All tours and programs are provided by Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd. All product development, reservation, operation will be conducted by local Sabahian Staffs.

Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, better known as AOS, is a Malaysian company with more than 4 decades experience in the leisure and incentive sectors of tourism.

Borneo Exodus focuses on Borneo Destinations. All tours and programs are provided by Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd. All product development, reservation, operation will be conducted by local Sabahian Staffs. Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, better known as AOS, is a Malaysian company with more than 4 decades experience in the leisure and incentive sectors of tourism.

Accessibility Management

Due to the terrain of Borneo and its interior, tours might not always be wheelchair friendly, however, we will do our utmost best to ensure that your tour will run smoothly.

Sustainable Products

To show our commitment to sustainability, we are on a journey to be “Travelife certified”. We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the “Travelife Partner recognition”, the first recognition in our journey.

+100 Premium Tours & Products

Our large database of products will always ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. If there still isn’t anything to your liking, our team of Travel Designers can work with you to tailor make an itinerary specially for you.

Amazing Destinations

Borneo Exodus have a wealth of amazing destinations to choose from, ranging from beaches, cities, highlands and jungles in all four destinations. There is always something for everyone.

H24 Support

You never feel alone during your travel! Our team of experienced Travel Designers are always ready to assist you with your travel plans, before, during & after your travels with us.

Experts’ Recommendation

Our Travel Designers are always eager to help you with recommendations on your travels. Their wealth of knowledge will assist you in creating a memorable experience.

1970s START THE JOURNEY

In 1972 Anthony Wong, a young Kuala Lumpur teenager, guided fellow school students to the summit of Gunung Tahan without a guide or teacher. This was a time when few visitors even went to Taman Negara let alone ascended peaks with poorly defined trails. Thereafter, Anthony was recruited to guide Australian university students who had travelled to Malaysia with the assistance of Student Travel Australia (STU). Despite still at school, Anthony regularly guided the equally adventurous Australians all over the country during his school holiday breaks.

Anthony Wong progressed from being a part-time school student and occasional tour guide for foreign students to the formal establishment of Asian Overland Services in 1976. In 1978, business developed to the extent that a more professional service was required and this meant opening an office. Between 1978 and 1981, AOS operated its office from Room 202 of the Hotel Malaya, Chinatown; then one of KL’s few hotels of international standard. AOS went international in 1977 with the opening of a small office in Bali.

1980s GLOBALIZATION

AOS was actively involved in establishing itself and fostering international partnerships. It conducted familiarisation trips, attended trade fairs, developed experiential activities like rafting and homestays, study tours and researched products to accommodate an eager market. AOS was already practicing ecotourism before it became fashionable and modernised its operations by installing a specialised tour operator software.

AOS is a regular attendee at travel trade shows around the world. For example, the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) was first staged in 1981 and, as it was held in Malaysia, AOS was there as one of the pioneering participants.  While the World Travel Mart (WTM) was first staged in 1980 in Olympia London with 40 countries, 221 exhibitors and 9,000 people attending. It now attracts 182 countries and regions, 5,000 exhibitors and 50,000 people.

1990s GOLDEN YEARS

Tourism really started to blossom in the 1990s as more people began to travel. ‘Visit Malaysia Year’ commenced in 1990 and became the starting point for the expansion of the country’s tourism industry. It succeeded in attracting 7.5 million international tourists compared to 4.9 million in the previous year. Due to its success, the campaign was repeated in 1994 and 2007. In 1999, Malaysia successfully launched the ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia’ branding campaign that is still in place today.

AOS established itself as one of the leading inbound tour operators during the decade. In 1991, it acquired the Jungle Lodge in Gombak and set about conducting leadership, team building and outdoors activities for a growing niche tourism sector involved in incentive tours. There was also an emergence of conferences, meetings and exhibitions in the 1990s and AOS started assisting such groups. In East Malaysia, AOS became more involved in ecotourism and ‘adopted’ the Nanga Stamang Longhouse in the wilds of Sarawak, Borneo.  AOS continued to attend travel marts to highlight Malaysia’s many tourism attactions, destinations, event and services.

2000s TECHNOLOGY ERA

The world did not end with the ‘Millennium Bug’ as predicted and the new millennium saw the dawn of the technological era as the internet gained traction with more bookings done online. Low Cost Carriers started to make an impact on travel and Malaysia Airlines launched Firefly in 2007. In 2002, the KLIA Express Rail Link provided speedy train access to and from the airport. The success of the Visit Malaysia Year 2007 (to coincide with Malaysia’s 50th Independence anniversary) helped propel the tourism industry into the 21st century. New events like the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival and Colors of Malaysia were staged.

Tourism Malaysia realised the importance of promotion through sports and signed promotional deals with Chelsea Football Club and later with Manchester United to coincide with Visit Malaysia Year 2007. Branding and persistence are important in tourism as all associated with AOS know. Similarly, Tourism Malaysia’s ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ campaign helped establish Malaysia’s global presence and was awarded the Best Long Term Marketing and Branding Campaign at the 2008 Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards.

The conference business boomed during the decade and AOS helped organised significant conferences such as FIGO2006 with over 8,500 delegates and others that involved dignitaries such as the President of the United States. Realising the potential of international conferences, Malaysia invested in providing the required facilities. Among the projects undertaken were the construction of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Putrajaya Convention Centre.

During the decade, AOS invested in training, new technology and fostering business alliances too. Malaysia’s largest conference to date was organised by AOS as the PCO. The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) congress, FIGO 2006 achieved its target of over 8,000 participants. Kuala Lumpur played host to the international participants from November 5 to 10, 2016. The gynaecologists and obstetricians from 130 countries and territories attended the 18th triennial congress organised by the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM). The event from planning to convening took eight years and was funded by AOSCE.

An opportunity arose in 2005 for AOS to purchase an absolute beachfront property on Malaysia’s premier island destination, Langkawi. Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa fronts 400m of beachfront along Pantai Tengah where the tranquil waters ensure it is a great family beachfront destination.

2010s STAY CONNECTED

The second decade of the 21st Century is one where travellers are more connected than ever before with smartphones, internet and social media dominating people’s lives. Now selecting a hotel is based upon wi-fi access and fast communications are everything in tourism with AOS as connected as any in the industry. In 2014, Malaysia recorded 26 million tourists generating RM65 billion in tourism income. According to the World Tourism Organisation, in 2016, Malaysia was the 3rd most visited country in Asia Pacific with the top ten arrivals from Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Brunei, India, South Korea, Philippines, Japan and the UK. AOS continues to be involved in ground handling for the cruise industry and the luxury Eastern and Oriental Express train. AOSCE handles major meetings and events in the country and staff regularly represent the company overseas.

With the expanding Asian cruise industry, AOS invested extensively in the cruise shore excursion handling industry and entered a partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises in 2013. As one of the founding members of the Asian Cruise Services Network (ACSN), AOS champions ACSN’s tagline to become “An Alliance of Trusted Expertise” in establishing alliances to promote regional cruise ship ground-handling services within one network. AOS aims to enhance its sustainability commitment in its products in tandem with its belief in sustainable development and environmental conservation to preserve biodiversity, nature, wildlife and their natural ecosystems.

Organising any event can be difficult but when it involves a leader such as the President of the United States of America, there are many more challenges than most meetings/events. AOSCE was the event manager for the launch of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) in Cyberjaya in April 2014.

2020s GLOBAL CHALLENGES

The 2020s arrived with promises of positive years ahead as AOS, armed with new technology, plans to capitalise on this increased capability and efficiency. AOS continues to expand its sales outreach by deepening its presence in Europe, Asia and South America. However, the advent of Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 brought about an unprecedented and challenging situation to navigate the tourism business. Nevertheless, AOS, with its experience of overcoming many challenging times like SARs and 9/11 in the past, is mobilised to navigate yet another challenge successfully.

 

To continue crafting many little special “wow” moments as a foundation to customer satisfaction, by walking the ‘extra mile’ and maintaining a high standard of integrity. in excellence we strive.

We believe in working locally and thinking globally to achieve world-class products, services and nurture home-groomed expertise. We believe in sustainable development and environmental conservation to preserve biodiversity, nature, wildlife and their natural ecosystems. We will continue to be strong advocates of ecotourism and continuously embed green practices in all our businesses.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page”
Saint Augustine

TOWARDS OUR CLIENT
We take the highest pride in crafting many little special “wow” moments so that the client’s holiday with us will be a truly memorable one. Let your finest Asian holiday moments begin with us.

TOWARDS OUR BUSINESS
Our top priority is to ensure quality, excellence, customer satisfaction, premium performance and cost effectiveness in all our undertakings. We believe in working locally and thinking globally by positioning Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel as a Malaysian company that is synonymous with world-class products, services and home-groomed expertise.

TOWARDS GOING GREEN
Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel believes in sustainable development and environment conservation to preserve biodiversity, nature, wildlife and their natural ecosystems. We work closely with the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, the Langkawi Development Authority (Malaysia), Non-government Organisations (NGOs), local authorities and those working at a grassroots level on corrective and improvement actions.

We are extremely honored and humbled by the many awards received over the years.

Each award deserves the same level of appreciation as each one endorses our commitment to innovation, best practice in achieving quality tour products & services and demonstrates that a company with vision and team spirit can succeed in today’s competitive market.

We are pleased to share with you some of our awards and accolades, our true milestones, and we let them do all the talking.

Our Memberships are an integral factor that will enable our success in offering the best global services, we are member of:

 

IATA
(International Air Transport Association)

https://www.iata.org


PATA
(Pacific Asia Travel Association)

https://www.pata.org


MATTA
(Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents)

https://www.matta.org.my


MITA
(Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association)

https://asiacruiseservices.com


ACSN
(Asia Cruise Services Network)

https://asiacruiseservices.com


Our Sustainability Perspective
 Vision

We aim to be a leader advocating sustainability practices in the industries where we are involved. We will constantly rethink and realign our behavior, innovation and technology in a sustainable manner for our environment and our businesses. We will seek to influence others to follow us. By infusing our strong beliefs in being culturally, socially and environmentally conscious, we will offer unique experiences, incorporating sustainable elements to our clients. We believe that this vision will bring sustainability and profitability to all our businesses.

Principles

Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:

  • To comply withand exceed, where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
  • To integrate sustainability considerations into our decision-making.
  • To ensure that our employees are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implement and improve it.
  • To minimize any negative cultural, social and environmental impactwhen conducting our activities.
  • Toinform our clients and suppliers of our Sustainability Policy and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
  • To review, annually report and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.
Objectives

We commit to:

  • Minimize environmental impacts in the areas of waste, water, energy, and air quality.
  • Give back to communities by volunteering and donating resources.
  • Ensure our supply chain has responsible cultural, social and environmental practices.
  • Create innovative approaches to minimize negative environmental impacts, improve economic bottom lines and integrate social elements in our products.
  • Address cultural, social, economic and environmental impacts of the company’s activities, including employee-related health & safety aspects.
Our Commitment & Scope
  • This policy will apply to all activities of our organization. Our employees and contractors are expected to uphold objectives under this policy on an optimal basis subject to practical and budgetary considerations.
  • Though we cannot control the decisions of third parties that we work with, we commit to educate them of our policy and encourage them to align their operating practices with our policy objectives.
  • Our attention to environmental, culture, social and economic responsibility includes working within the law and voluntarily exceeding legal requirements in order to be innovative and demonstrate leadership on the issues that are important to our stakeholders and us.

Our Sustainability Policy is available here.

Tailor-made Enquiry


We specialize in tailor-made travel and itineraries that suit any need, so the more detail you can provide us with, the better. Please contact us, one of our specialist Travel Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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