Thursday, August 26, 2010

Effort to promote Sarawak hotels, attractions through tourism and trade events

KUCHING: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will continue its marketing and promotion efforts for its hotels and attractions by participating in tourism events and trade missions organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Heritage, Sarawak Tourism Board and Tourism Malaysia.Its deputy general manager Wan Liz Ozman Wan Omar disclosed this at a press conference yesterday.

He said that at the corporate level, its Tourism Group will organise group promotions via group product updates and ‘Biz Mart’ to the West Malaysian market.

Wan Liz also disclosed that SEDC’s group of hotels, resorts and attractions are continuously creating and organising events and activities for the locals and tourists on their own or in collaboration with other agencies to help spur the growth of tourism and add the natural attractiveness of the state.

He said apart from special events like Kuching Waterfront’s Culture and Community 2010 programme designed to promote Waterfront as a centre for cultural and healthy activities, they also have other programmes which include art exhibition, batik-making demo, Flash Mode dance, Tuku Kame concert, ‘Sape’ showcase, Malay traditional drum performance, Chinese classical string performance, Arts and Craft colony, waterfront music fest and Kuching River Festival.

Wan Liz disclosed that the forthcoming attraction will be Raya Singing Competition (for ladies in ‘Kebaya’) from September 15 to 16 and Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Procession on September 18, while in Sarawak Plaza there will be an Eco-lantern Making competition from August 30 to September 16, Jalur Gemilang Colouring Contest on September 16 and Mid-Autumn Mooncake Making Competition on September 19.

He also highly recommended the Grand Margherita Hotel Original ‘Macam-macam Ada’ buffet dinner which is widely regarded as the biggest buffet in town during this Ramadan month.

Wan Liz also mentioned that in view of the festive season and school holidays SEDC’s Tourism Group is promoting Damai Beach Resort’s School Holiday Room at RM205++ per room per night with breakfast for two from September 4 to 19.

Grand Margherita Hotel and Riverside Majestic Hotel are also promoting their School Out Room package at RM210 nett and RM230 nett onwards respectively.

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