Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New packages to draw tourists to Sarawak


KUCHING: New tourism packages for Sarawak will be introduced soon to offset the impact of the global economic recession which could affect the arrival of foreign tourists here.

Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF) president Wee Hong Seng said that although the new year was only into its second week, key players in the state tourism industry were already feeling the pinch of the global economic recession with the percentage of bookings secured by the various tourism operators in the same period “less than last year” and the viable solution was to come up with unique tourism packages

“We are looking into promotional packages which will be made available right after the Chinese New Year celebration,” he said.

One of the packages was for the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (Mice) market in conjunction with the grand opening of the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

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