Sunday, June 10, 2007

Maldives eyes joint tourism with Brunei

By Sonia K

The Deputy Minister and Assistant Director General of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Maldives, Mr Abdul Hameed Zakariyya and Mr Mohamed Waheed, are in Brunei Darussalam to conduct a familiarisation trip and to discuss joint opportunities within the tourism sector between both countries.

Yesterday, the Deputy Minister and Assistant Director General made a visit to the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) where they were briefed by Sheikh Jamaluddin bin Sheikh Mohammad, Director of Tourism Development under the MIPR. Sheikh Jamaluddin gave them a presentation on Brunei tourism's plans, marketing campaigns and strategies.

He shared with them the historical facts on Brunei - cultural heritage, the modern side of Brunei, the activities available, the sights beyond Brunei and showed pictures to illustrate the pristine stage of Brunei's rainforest. He also talked about Brunei's national airline, Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA).

The Deputy Minister and the Assistant Director General are in Brunei for three days, following the UNWTO Conference held in Kuala Lumpur from June 4 to 6, 2007. During their stay here, they visited several places of interest in the Sultanate.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Sunday

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