Monday, December 20, 2010

Sarawak homestay call to upgrade tourism products

HOMESTAY operators in Sarawak are urged to upgrade the quality of their promotion and services to be more competitive.

“The operators must diversify and upgrade our tourism products. Accommodation is not the main attraction in this programme but instead products and our lifestyle are the pull factors,” said Bekenu assemblywoman Rosey Yunus at a Homestay Carnival 2010 dinner organised by Sarawak Homestay Association on Saturday in Miri.

She added that remote areas in the state which are still accessible were among those that had great potential to be developed under the homestay programme.

Rosey also urged operators to upgrade their services and marketing strategy by utilising the Internet.

“We have to be ready for the influx of bookings through the Internet too. If possible, we should not turn down any bookings,” she said.

One of Miri’s successful homestay operators Abdul Gani Kamit, who is the coordinator for Kedayan Homestay in Bekenu, said the homestay programme in his area had been picking up with local and foreign guests.

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