Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bright future for Sarawak tourism sector

KUCHING: Sarawak attracted around 3.8 million visitors last year, the highest figure achieved by the state thus far.

This was revealed by Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who pointed out that the first quarter of this year also saw an increase of 16 per cent in visitor arrivals to the state.

“This positive growth signifies that the state’s tourism sector has a bright future and I hope that by year end, we will achieve our target of four million visitor arrivals in Sarawak,” he said when launching the promotion for menu ‘Ulam Raja — Salad Fit for Kings’ at Grand Margherita Hotel here yesterday.

He also disclosed that the Tourism Ministry will be seeking new can-do approaches to market the state through the latest technology and the international

“We will position ourselves in international television channels such as CNN, Discovery Channel and AXN and feature Sarawak as a state that conserves its rich biodiversity.

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