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Sarawak Tourism Board At ASEAN Travel Forum

Sarawak Tourism Board At ASEAN Travel Forum

KUCHING, Friday – The Sarawak Tourism Board is participating in the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) for the Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) event being held in Singapore on January 18 to 20.

ATF is a regional cooperative effort between ASEAN countries held annually to build and strengthen relations between the different sectors in the ASEAN tourism industry, as well as attract more tourists from non-ASEAN countries.

TRAVEX is the longest running ASEAN leisure travel trade event, providing an opportunity for 1600 delegates with 500 exhibitions to present their tourism products and services to the potential buyers and industry key players.

The interconnectivity of ASEAN-member countries creates a unique marketing advantage in packaging and promoting tourism to outside countries, and TRAVEX embraces that advantage.

The Board is attending and representing Sarawak with tour information and packages from different tour agencies throughout Sarawak.

With a business-to-business appointment structure, providing 15-minute appointment between buyers and sellers, the Board will be providing appointments for industry partners during TRAVEX such as Merdeka Palace Hotel Suites, Kuching Holidays Car Rental and Minda Nusantara Tours Travel Agencies, Miri.

The Board hopes to take this opportunity to open new networking opportunities, maintain old ones, as well as gain insight on the future of ASEAN tourism as a whole.

As one of the oldest and well-established tour and travel forums in the region, the Board considers the ATF and all its facets as an important Trade Fair for 2017.

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Picture shows Gustino Basuan, STB’s Marketing Manager (left) having discussion with one of the buyers.

 

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD
T: +6 082-423600  F: +6 082-416700
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Highlight ASEAN Explore Quest Malaysia 2014

Tourism Malaysia has hold a ASEAN Explore Quest Malaysia once again from 14 to 21 Nov 2014. The weeklong eventuality have been assimilated by 100 participants, comprising celebrities, media, and debate agents from 10 ASEAN countries. As in prior year, a eventuality combines exploration, corporate amicable responsibility, homestays, and photography competitions into one sparkling competition opposite some of Malaysia’s best traveller destinations.

This year, a competition went by 4 states, namely Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, and Penang.

The hurdles and activities will emphasize on culture, people, inlet and food, in line with Tourism Malaysia’s efforts to foster a Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFEST) 2015 campaign.

In addition, a appearance of ASEAN celebrities will also assistance lift a recognition of MyFEST 2015 and boost a graduation of a country’s traveller destinations by their amicable media following and fan clubs.

Celebrities who assimilated this year’s ASEAN Explore Quest Malaysia embody former Miss World Malaysia 2008 and thespian Soo Wincci, Miss Myanmar International 2014 Khin Wai Phyo, Thai singer-actress-model Ying Kanyapatch, Indonesian singer Mytha Lestari, and Vietnamese singer-actress Nguyen Thi Phoun.

Malaysia Airlines is a central airline of a ASEAN Explore Quest Malaysia 2014 that flies to ASEAN countries with a sum series of 355 flights weekly and 58,508 seats ability per week. The eventuality is also upheld by DiGi, Themed Attractions Malaysia, Sheraton Imperial, Grand Lexis, Shangri-la Golden Sands and LEGOLAND.

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International Tourism Night Floral Parade

The International Tourism Night Floral Parade (1MITNFP) is an annual signature eventuality reason in and with a Putrajaya Floria Festival, Malaysia’s premier outside garden and floral showcase displaying a best of Malaysia’s and general landscape and horticulture industry, during Putrajaya Lake directed to attract tellurian tourists to a nation by introducing and compelling a farrago and brilliance of a nature, enlightenment and tradition of ASEAN and a Plus Three Countries. With a partnership and team-work among all a ASEAN Member State and a Plus Three Countries, compelling a segment as a singular singular tourism end could maximize a region’s potential.

Some of we competence consternation what is this night floral march all about. You’re wrong if we consider that it is an eventuality where flowers are simply organised around a park with a small signboard inventory a general and systematic name like those we see in a parks. There will be colorful lights. There will be fireworks. There will be boats. There will be dances. There will be songs. And of course, not forgetful a categorical characters, a pleasing and outlandish flowers.

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There will be a thesis to go along with a eventuality – Magic of a Night – that is portrayed by a colorful lights that paint a colourful floral class and designs as good as a multicultural masquerade of a ASEAN region. The monumental march will make we reason your exhale with a boats ripping with splendid and colorful lights alongside a fantastic decorations depicting a outlandish flora and fauna and icons representing any participant. To maximize a effect, a march will usually start after sunset.

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Other than The Parade of a Night Floral Boats, there will be another member in this eventuality – Static Night Floral Boats Display. Like a name suggests, all a participating boats will be in a immobile arrangement after a floating march for visitors and tourists to come closer and ogle during a designs and sum of any floral vessel before casting their check that will have some weightage in a contest. Several categories are benefaction in this competition – Overall Best Boat, Most Creative Boat, Best Lighted Boat and Most Popular Boat. Another weight-age in last a winners is formed on analysis by row judges allocated by a Ministries.

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Visitors are also entertained by other attractions during a 1MITNFP as there will be tourism associated booths charity several tourism product and packages for a public, a photography competition of Night Floral Boats, fireworks display, opening by low-pitched and informative group, fun comforts and competitions. In 2011, this march has perplexed appearance from 13 countries and organizations – Brunei, Cambodia, Melaka, Perlis, Terengganu, Perak, Johor, Putrajaya, Pahang, AirAsia, Sunway Group, I-Berhad and Tourism Malaysia.

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In 2012, an boost in a series of boats is seen. 15 boats converged on Putrajaya Lake that includes boats from a states of Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu, boats from supervision bodies – Putrajaya Corporation, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and tourism Malaysia, as good as initial appearance by general participants from Kenya and Suzhou, China.

The Night Floral Parade of 2013 – themed ‘Magic of a Night 2013: Colours of Harmony’ – takes place between 22 Jun and 30 Jun from 5pm – 11:30pm. For 9 uninterrupted nights visitors to Putrajaya will be perplexed by a remarkable, overwhelming displays of aflame boats cruising for 3km along a Putrajaya lake. Location of a eventuality is Putrajaya Lake, Presint 2, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur.

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1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade 2011 set to shine during Putrajaya Lake

1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade 2011 set to gleam during Putrajaya Lake


For a initial time ever, a Ministry of Tourism Malaysia will be organizing a 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade (1MITNFP) 2011, that is set to gleam during a Putrajaya Lake, from Jul 9 until Jul 17, 2011. Minister of Tourism Dato’ Seri Dr. Ng Yen Yen will be benefaction during a 1MITNFP 2011 to go a Opening Ceremony on Jul 9, 2011. There will also be a shutting rite on Jul 17, 2011.

The thesis for 1MITNFP 2011 will be ‘Magic of a Night’ that is portrayed by a charming lights that paint a charming floral class and designs as good as a multicultural masquerade of a ASEAN region. The march will be presented on boats filled with charming and fantastic decorations depicting a outlandish flora and fauna and icons representing any participant. The march will start after sunset.

The eventuality comprises of dual components, namely The Parade of a Night Floral Boats during Putrajaya Lake and Static Night Floral Boats Display where all participating boats will be in a immobile arrangement after a floating parade. Visitors and tourists will be means to have a closer demeanour and conclude a designs and sum of any floral boat.

There will also be a competition in several categories, namely Overall best Boat, Most Creative Boat, Best Lighted Boat and Most Popular Boat where a winners will be selected formed on analysis by row judges allocated by a Ministries as good as on open poll.

Other attractions available visitors during a 1MITNFP 2011 embody muster by 20 tourism associated booths that offer several tourism product and packages for a public, a photography competition of Night Floral Boats, fireworks display, opening by low-pitched and informative organisation including Shafinaz, Rhythm of Borneo Group, No Noise Percussion Group, Balle Balle, Nakasutra Group, Mokaba Group, PCC Orchestra, Kiruba Group, Fresco Harmonica Group, fun comforts and competitions including 1Malaysia Green 1Malaysia Clean and Tarian Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia.

This march has captivated participations from 13 countries and organisations, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Melaka, Perlis, Terengganu, Perak, Johor, Putrajaya, Pahang, AirAsia, Sunway Group, I-Berhad and also Tourism Malaysia.

Besides showcasing to a universe that a 1MITNFP 2011 is signature eventuality to attract tellurian tourists to a country, this eventuality also aims to deliver and foster a farrago and brilliance of nature, enlightenment and tradition of ASEAN and a Plus Three Countries. This is tandem with a intra-ASEAN and Plus Three traveller trade that has always been a largest member of traveller arrivals to a region. Hence, compelling a segment as a singular singular tourism end is timely and can maximize a region’s potentials, with tighten partnership and team-work among all a ASEAN Member State and a Plus 3 Countries.

The 1MITNFP 2011 will be hold in and with a Floria Putrajaya Festival, Malaysia’s premier outside garden and flower showcase, that displays a best of a Malaysia’s and general landscape and horticulture industry. In 2010, this festival captivated appearance from 9 countries namely Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Netherland, New Zealand, Serbia, Taiwan and United Kingdom. More than 600,000 general and domestic tourists visited a festival final year. For 2011, some 700,000 people are approaching to revisit a 1MITNFP 2011.

This eventuality will be broadcasted live on inhabitant radio as good as by general media and news network participating in a event. Overseas organisations underneath Tourism Malaysia’s Mega Familiarization Programme are approaching to underline this eventuality in their particular publications/network worldwide.

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Malaysia 2nd After China on Tourist Arrival

Despite of some crisis at our neighboring countries, Malaysia still with it’s crisis free, calm environment, still govern by the same party since independence are luring the tourist to come and check out what’s Malaysia is all about.

In 2009, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) barometer showed that Malaysia made into the top 10 countries with highest International tourist arrival. Others recognition for Malaysia by International tourism members recently are like:

-world’s top ten countries for 2010 in Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2010”
-“Best Value Destinations” for 2010, Lonely Planet’s
-good value-for-money destination – According to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2009 (ranks among the top 32 countries (out of 133))

I’d say In this ASEAN region, it’s kinda unique situation, in my 29 years of my life, I don’t know any fear of confrontation or massive force majeure in Malaysia. All my friends from different kind of races are happily with with what ever task they do. All major issues like politic and economy can be solved by the government.

The children have wide opportunity to choose their first education, affordable by the government or the dynamic and expensive one by the private. The education access for the people are continuous here and it is yours to choose. Free government hospital for the citizen and the police forces are guarding the nation safety in you can say…. at very good rate.

Bilateral relationship between other country? Malaysia are well known for it’s support for peace and no war. Malaysia also have been supporting UN troops since 1960s. Helping other nation in needs with hand and financially. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lubnan, Iran Earthquake, Pakistan flood, Black Hawk Down, the Great Indonesian Tsunami and Earthquake, Gaza are among Malaysia portfolio.

This peace no war country making it suitable to develop the Tourism Industry. So Malaysia also aims are to increase the tourism sector’s contribution by 2.1 times, contributing RM115 billion ($36 billion) in receipts and providing 2.7 million jobs in the tourism industry in 2015.

You can read the comprehensive article about Malaysia ranks among top 10 tourist destinations here.