Sunday, April 23, 2017

170 tourism stakeholders expected at Sarawak Tourism Forum in Miri

MIRI: Some 170 participants from various tourism stakeholders here are expected at a Tourism Forum at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club (EVGCC) on April 29.

Chairman of Miri City Council (MCC)’s tourism development standing committee

Councillor Ernest Goh said the participants are involved in tourism-related development such as hoteliers, transportation, travel agents, tour operators and many others.

“The council welcomes these tourism stakeholders to attend the forum.

“Their support is crucial as the council is going to document all feedback and problems faced by tourism stakeholders here.

“These feedbacks and problems will be compiled and forwarded to the chief minister,” he said, telling the media to elaborate on the tourism development agenda highlighted by him during the full council meeting yesterday.

Goh said MCC will look for financial support from the state government to improve the existing tourism efforts including infrastructure for the city and nearby areas.

He revealed that the council is seeking support from tourism stakeholders to make 2018 a Visit Miri Year (VMY).

“During the last full council meeting, we endorsed the commitment to make next year VMY 2018. Let’s work together to make this effort a success,” he said.