Monday, February 17, 2014

More tourists expected with Royal Brunei Airways as events promoter

MIRI: Major events and activities in the northern region of Sarawak will be made known to Australians and Europeans with the help of neighbouring country Brunei.

This is because the task of promoting events and activities in Miri, including Limbang, has been given to the sultanate’s carrier Royal Brunei Airways (RBA).

Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg disclosed this to reporters when he attended the inaugural Miri Country Music Festival at ParkCity Everly Hotel here on Saturday night.

“My ministry is working with Brunei tourism authority, particularly with Ministry of Primary Industry Brunei, for a joint promotion between Brunei and Sarawak, particularly Miri and Limbang.

“We hope with this cooperation and collaboration, we will be able to bring many foreign tourists. This is where Royal Brunei Airways will be the airline entrusted to do the job.

According to Abang Johari, RBA was chosen to do the task as it flies to Australia as well as Europe, including London.

The joint committee will promote through RBA events in Brunei as well as events in the northern part of Sarawak, particularly in Miri, including Limbang.

Meanwhile, Abang Johari also disclosed the ministry had chosen Miri to be the ‘musical city’ in the state.