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China Agents Responded On Sarawak Tourism Opportunities

China Agents Responded On Sarawak Tourism Opportunities

Kuching, Monday – 20 selected travel agents from Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China will be in the City to do tourism product inspection from December 28 to January 1 as part of the promotion initiative for Air Asia’s Direct Kuching-Shenzhen flight.

These top China agents are selected from the list of more than 70 agents that turned up at the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and Air Asia’s business sessions that were held in Guangzhou and Shenzhen on December 13 and 14 respectively.

The five-day familiarisation trip will enable the China agents to see and check for themselves the various Sarawak tourism product experiences and also the various hotel properties while at the same time they will be given opportunities to do networking sessions with local travel partners.

The Business sessions were being conducted by STB with five Sarawak hoteliers and eight travel agents attending to propose their tour packages to their China travel operators.

Meanwhile, Sarawak trade partners who participated at the two business sessions in Guangzhou and Shenzhen have expressed satisfaction on the outcome of the Roadshow trip.

The opportunity to meet up with quality big time China travel agents was intended to share business opportunities available in packaging the Sarawak tourism products and also a networking platform to discuss business potentials.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Minister for Tourism, Datuk Lee Kim Shin, who also led the roadshow delegation together with the Chairman of STB, Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz, expressed satisfaction on the outcome of the trip.

“The Business sessions allow us to meet more than 70 China’s agents and they are very enthusiastic about Sarawak as it is seen as a new destination”, he said.

The proposed direct flight has given new window of opportunities for the industry and with the strong business support from these China based agents, we hope that it will turn a new chapter on China potential tourism market for Sarawak, he added.

He was optimistic that China’s huge tourism market will open up the travel and hospitality business in the State and bringing in tourism related investment opportunities to spur up development in the State.

“STB will continue to collaborate with Air Asia to tap the travel potential in South China especially now that we will have the direct flight and the need to sustain it,” he reiterated.

The Assistant Minister called on industry partners to prepare for the influx of China tourists with the availability of the direct flight and he equally hoped that more direct flight will be planned in the future connecting Miri to China as well.

Meanwhile, tourism promotion for the proposed direct flight was extended to Kalimantan Barat where Indonesians are expected to transit in Kuching to catch the flight to South China.

STB had earlier organised the Sarawak Travel Fair in Pontianak on November 17 to 18 and the proposed direct flight to Shenzhen which had received favourable acceptance to the Indonesians, said the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mary Wan Mering.

Adding that it will be a double bonus to the state, the arrivals of Indonesian on transit to South China augurs well for the tourism arrival into the State, she said.

While admitting that air connectivity is crucial in getting the tourists into the state, she said   without it, a double hurdle challenge is in for us to promote the destination in the market place.

We are truly thankful to Air Asia for being able to look into our needs, she enthused.

China Agents

Picture show, the Sarawak delegation with Datuk Lee (front row fourth from left) with Datuk Wahab on his right with their China guests posing a thumb up photo opportunity   after finishing the Shenzhen business session.

 

Issued by:

Communications Unit
SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD
T: +6 082-423600  F: +6 082-416700
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Sarawak Tourism To Present “SARAWAK JE” Theme At MATTA FAIR

Sarawak Tourism To Present “SARAWAK JE” Theme At MATTA FAIR

The “SarawakJe” campaign 

Sarawak Tourism will be presenting the theme, ‘SarawakJe’ at the MATTA Fair, which illustrates the “easiest connection” from Peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak for a quick holiday.

With just a 90 minute flight from Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak has 30 daily flights to the Peninsular offered by airlines including Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia and Malindo Air.

Sarawak, also named “Malaysia’s Favourite Destination” for this MATTA Fair, will present its exotic and diversity in product experiences offered at a value for money price.

Sarawak travel packages

For upcoming MATTA fair, visitors will be spoilt for choices with more than 100 Sarawak travel packages to be offered for sale at the Sarawak Pavilion.  The Sarawak pavilion with booth number 4M001 to 4M011 is at Hall 5 of the PWTC.

A total of 13 Sarawak travel agencies and hoteliers will participate in the fair, featuring Sarawak style packages and among them are the Greatown Travel from Sibu, Brighton Travel Tour, Miri Borneo Travel Agencies and Tropical Adventure Tours from Miri.

Also joining the fair to showcase their product experiences are the Inter-Continental Travel, EcoGreen Holidays, Great Leap Tours, Straits Central Travel Tours, Borneo Exploration Tours Travel, Amogha Tours Travel, Ibanika Tours Travel and Paradesa Borneo all from Kuching.

The Merdeka Palace hotel and Suites is the only sole hotel representative and SEDC Tourism Hospitality Group including the Sarawak Cultural Village will also be present.

Visitors at the weekend fair will be spoilt for choices with more than 100 new and exciting tourism packages with prices ranging from as low as RM 69.90.

Tagging their special and tailored packages, it mainly features authentic Sarawakian experience and a value for money that awaits travellers who will be specially flown by Air Asia.

Sarawak Cultural Village will offer a knock down a rate of RM 69.90 for its special package for its first 10 customers every day at the fair offering entrance fee to the Village with visits to the different ethnic houses, cultural shows and a Sarawak ethnic lunch at its Budaya Restaurant.

Fancy the ‘Across the Equator’ tour package  by tour Borneo Exploration with its  five days four nights  tours, which takes travelers from  Kuching to Pontianak and  Singkawang in Kalimantan  with the Semenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sarawak Cultural Village as an add on.

Greatown Tours provides special Sibu packages, with three day two night food trails through the city at just RM275.00 and a three day two night city and Iban longhouse experiences at RM295.00.

EcoGreen Holidays offers three day two night packages to the interior of central Sarawak, aptly named ecotourism in Selaan-Linau in Ulu Baram and also the “Romancing the Wilderness” package in the Kelabit Highlands.

Contest and lucky draws galore

Matta Fair SarawakJe

Sarawak tourism will also roll its ‘Sarawak Je’ instagram contest, with five daily winners over the three-day fair.

Visitors  can  take  a selfie at the Sarawak Pavilion capturing any ‘Sarawakian’ theme and post the picture with the hashtag #SarawakJe, #MattaFair and #AwesomeSarawak and tag @SarawakTravel and @WeLoveSarawak to be eligible for a prize.

The prizes include exotic Sarawak crafts and memorabilia and tours packages in Sarawak with prizes to be collected before the final day of the fair.

For purchases of any Sarawak packages from the Sarawak Pavilion, it will entitle purchasers for daily lucky draws and winners will stand a chance to win attractive prizes which include overnight stays at resorts or hotels in Sarawak.

Issued by:
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SARAWAK TOURISM
T: + 6 082-423600
F: + 6 082-416700
W: www.sarawaktourism.com
E-mail: [email protected]awaktourism.com

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“Malaysia in a Box”

“Malaysia in a Box”

October 19, 2010
Event, Malaysia, News Update

Imagine you can learn about Malaysia in one small box. Another cute ideas from Tourism Ministry. This cute box when open will pop out all array of memorabilia and information on Malaysia that will be useful for some one visiting Malaysia at the very first time.

Unfortunately it’s only available for the players. Not the Girls Playa but the Golfers.

The box will be presented to the 40 golfers competing for a USD6 million prize purse at the upcoming CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia, from 28-31 October 2010 at the Mines Resort Golf Club.

You can read about the game, tickets etc here. No… there will be no Mr. Tiger Wood.

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