Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Labuan folks urged to support tourism events

LABUAN: Labuan MP Datuk Yussof Mahal has called on the people here to support this year’s tourism agenda to attract more visitors to come to Labuan.

He said many tourism programmes had been planned and listed in this year’s Labuan Tourism Event Calendar in efforts to attract more domestic and foreign visitors in his speech while officiating at the New Year Celebration 2013 at Labuan International Sea Sport Complex here on Dec 31.

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 will be launched on Jan 18 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and I am making this call to the people here to support the campaign on this island.

“The concept of ‘Think Tourism’ is not only to equip ourselves with tourism knowledge, but what is more important is how we treat tourists coming here so they will return in the future.

“We must become a society that upholds cleanliness, show honesty to tourists and not take advantage of them,” he said.

Yussof went on to say that apart from the beauty of tourism hotspots, the local people’s welcoming attitude was also a reason many tourists kept on visiting world-class tourism destinations such as Bali, Hawaii and Mauritius.

Meanwhile, on Jan 12, Culture, Communication and Information Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim would be launching a campaign to promote the waving of the Federal Territory flag.