Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sarawak saleable as tourist destination

KUCHING: Sarawak, with its rich culture and beautiful land, is saleable in term of tourism if all agencies work together to bring in tourists.

AirAsia Manager for East Malaysia and Brunei, Shahmugamunathan Suppiah, in an interview yesterday, believed that with the State government, travel agents and tour agencies working as a team, the tourism industry in Sarawak would be better than in other states.

During a recent Travel Mission with Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), Air Asia sponsored 25 tickets and six lucky draws in forms of airtickets. The five-day travel mission was to Macau, Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

Shahmugamunathan said AirAsia expected a lot from such travel mission and it was unfortunate that Minister of Urban Development and Tourism, Datuk Sri Wong Soon Koh could not make it due to the election campaign in the country.

“It was also unfortunate that the Sarawak Tourism Federation was unable to make it due to technical problem,” he added.

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