Friday, August 26, 2016

More Chinese tourists may spur more air routes to Sarawak

KUCHING: The increasing number of Chinese tourists to the state may lead to more inbound flights with routes from Hebei in China and Taipei, Taiwan in the works.

According to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, delegates from the state had recently made a trip to Hebei, and several tourism agencies and airlines there had shown great interest towards the Kuching route.

“The Hong Kong route had received a tremendous response and I was told that several tourist attraction areas in Kuching were recently packed with Chinese tourists,” said Abang Johari who is also Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister.

“The flight operator is in the midst of increasing the frequency of their flights and should the Hebei and Taipei routes materialise, we can expect a boost to our state’s tourist numbers,” he said.

He was speaking at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between City One Megamall and Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad yesterday.

On the MoU, Abang Johari praised Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad’s efforts to enter the Kuching market which will see the opening of three Mydin Hypermarkets here.