Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hot deals at Sabah Travel Fair in Brunei

With support and collaboration from Tourism Malaysia and the Malaysian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, the Sabah Tourism Board will be hosting the 2nd Sabah Travel Fair from November 21 to 23.

Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Dato' Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari is expected to launch the 2pm travel fair at The Mall in Gadong.

Sabah Tourism Board Deputy Chairman Datuk Sari Suhut will head the Sabah tourism delegation which will comprise representatives from the airlines, hotels, and travel agencies among others, a press release said.

The three-day event will offer special promotions and updates on the latest information and upcoming products Sabah has to offer as well as the best tour deals that are specially tailored to suit Bruneian consumers. There will also be daily performances by the Bamboo Orchestra group from Sabah.

The Sabah Tourism Board will continue to position Sabah as the preferred destination for business and leisure to Bruneians by embarking on advertising efforts in the local newspapers and magazines as well as working closely with Royal Brunei Airlines and Malaysia Airlines in promoting the Bandar Seri Begawan - Kota Kinabalu route.

In 2007, the total number of tourist arrivals to Sabah was 2,478,443 and Brunei Darussalam once again toped visitor arrivals with a total of 79,861. As of September 2008, Bruneians had registered 50,696 arrivals, an increase of 8.4 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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