Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sarawak tourism boom

SARAWAK expects more holiday makers and business travellers to visit the state between now and the end of the year.

Tourism and Heritage Assistant Minister Datuk Talib Zulpilip said the state was cautiously optimistic that tourist arrivals this year would surpass last year’s 3.2 million to 3.5 million.

He said the ministry had targeted a 6% increase from last year’s tourist arrivals to the state this year.

“Although it was a bit slow in the early part of the year due to many uncertainties, we are still confident of achieving our initial target by end of the year.

“Given that the economy of several countries, including those around us, are starting to recover, we expect more travellers to come to Sarawak in the coming three months,” he told reporters after the launch of the 6th World Eco-Fiber and Textile (WEFT) Forum at the Sarawak Tourism Complex in Kuching yesterday.

Earlier, Talib urged local designers to convince foreign visitors to buy and wear clothes manufactured in Sarawak.

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