Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Call for Borneo tourism collaboration with Brunei, Sabah

MIRI -- Tourism players in Sarawak should collaborate with their counterparts in Sabah and Brunei Darussalam to attract more visitors, Sarawak Tourism and Heritage Minister, Tan Sri Dr George Chan said here, Tuesday.

He said the two states and the Sultanate could perform better in tourism if they could work together to promote Borneo as a destination.

While Sabah might have a head-start in promoting its tourism industry, he believed the industry people in the state would be glad to collaborate with Sarawak in luring more tourists, particularly from Europe and the United States, through the creation of Borneo tour packages.

"I believe Brunei also will not be able to stand alone to promote its tourism industry, so cooperation would be good for all the three entities," he said when chairing a meeting of the Tourism Task Groups (TTGs) for the Miri, Bintulu and Limbang Divisions at the Miri City Council office.

Dr Chan, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, said there was also a need for the TTGs to be revamped in order to bring more representatives from the private sector in planning the right tourism products.

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