Saturday, April 10, 2010

Borneo package could be a hit

BRUNEI: Tourism players in Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei should work together to sell the combined uniqueness of both countries as a world-class tourism product.

In making the suggestion, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan, said such a “Borneo package”, when marketed properly, could ignite the imagination of foreign tourists and entice them to visit the northern part of Borneo island.

“Airlines such as Royal Brunei and Malaysian-owned airlines, for instance, should combine routes and services to promote and sell Brunei, Sarawak and Sabah.

“This would be a good package to sell to the whole world,” said Dr Chan at the launching of Sarawak Travel Fair at The Mall at Dadong, Bandar Seri Begawan, yesterday.

Dr Chan, who is also the Minister of Tourism and Heritage, said tourism products such as the Mulu National Park in Miri, the Empire Hotel in Brunei and Mount Kinabalu in Sabah could entice more foreign tourists to visit both Malaysia and Brunei.

“Most tourists come a long way just to visit one country or destination.

“The combination of Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei would be good idea as they (tourists) can visit two countries at one time,” said Dr Chan.

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