Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sarawak undergoing a tourism revival

MIRI: American, European and Asian tourists are visiting Sarawak by the planeloads, sparking off a tourism boom in the Land of the Hornbills.

Tourist arrivals from the United States and Western Europe had gone up by a third, said Sarawak Tourism Board executive officer Gracie Geikie.

The board's latest statistics showed that Sarawak is now enjoying a major tourism revival, following flight connectivity woes in 2006 and early last year that had almost derailed the industry.

“Our international tourism business is back on track. Not only have we regained lost customers, we have also uncovered new markets.

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