Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tourism Board to launch 2007 calendar of events for Sarawak

By Magdalene Rogers

KUCHING - Sarawak Tourism Board's (STB) calendar year of events would be launched by the end of this month, said its chief executive officer Gracie Geikie here.

She said at the STB's Media Appreciation Night on Sunday that the Board has coordinated and printed the calendar which has lined up a total of 60 touristm-related events aimed to attract tourists to the state.

She added that out of the number, 12 are main events that include the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWWF), the Sarawak Regatta and the Pesta Gawai.

Gracie, who represented Tourism Minister Datuk Wong Soon Koh at the function, also said that Sarawak is targetting at least 20 million visitors in 2007.

"With all these preparations, STB and the Ministry are walking the extra mile to ensure the success of the Visit Malaysia Year next year," she said. Similarly, Gracie also thanked the media for their continuous support to the Board's functions and events and without such support and cooperation, the Board would not be able to publicise its promotions and products.

The media was feted to a host of food and games as well as lucky draws to exotic destinations such as Bali and Phuket courtesy of Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia.

Courtesy of: Borneo Bulletin

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