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UK to be Key Market for Sarawak Tourism Board’s Promotional Activities

UK to be Key Market for Sarawak Tourism Board’s Promotional Activities

Sarawak Tourism Board unveiled the Visit Sarawak Year logo yesterday on November 7, 2018, as a precursor to its official launch in January 2019 at an industry event held in London today.

The Visit Sarawak logo will be the anchor emblem for the Visit Sarawak campaign.

Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Hamzah said that the Visit Sarawak campaign is envisioned to place Sarawak on the tourism map as one of the preferred tourism destinations in Southeast Asia.

“The tagline, “More to Discover” underscores Sarawak Tourism Board’s strategy to position the state as a plethora of culture, adventure, nature, food, and festivals (CANFF) offerings that are not found anywhere else in the world, and ready to be discovered,” he said.

“Last year, we received 33,399 more British tourists as compared to 31,274 in 2016 a 6.79% increase which is a good indicator of gaining interest from travellers from the UK market”.

As of July this year, Sarawak received 19,784 arrivals from the UK and with the hope to reach a 10% growth this year.

He cited that the seven days Kuching combine with Mulu packages which are favoured by tourists from the UK with Central Sarawak being a rising attraction.

“We will be looking to intensify efforts to increase arrivals from the UK in the coming year while at the same time to increase their length of stay to at least 10 days in Sarawak”.

British tourists can now look forward to more new packages that will provide competitively priced offerings focusing on culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals, he added.

Sarawak had recorded a total spending of RM8.59 billion from tourism in 2017, which accounted for 7.9% of its gross domestic product (GDP).

International arrivals to Sarawak clocked in at 2.6 million last year. Some of the key international markets for Visit Sarawak will be UK, Germany, the Benelux, China, Australia, and ASEAN countries. ASEAN countries were a key source of visitors, which accounted for 48.98% or 2.38 million arrivals in 2017.

The newly-minted Sarawak Tourism Board CEO, Askor said, “Digital will be a large part of our campaign. Besides creating content on digital platforms to reach out to our markets, we are also developing a mobile app which will anchor the discovery process for all our visitors.”

Sarawak Tourism Board’s new logo multi-coloured logo spells out “Sarawak” with the tagline, “More to discover” to represent the aspirations of the campaign.

Comprising seven colours, in curled script, the red and yellow colours represent the state flag while orange represents the strong spirit and vibrant energy of the different ethnic communities within Sarawak, which is quintessential to Sarawak’s diverse tourism proposition. Green is used to represent the verdant rainforests abundant with wildlife and blue is used to represent the calmness of the ocean along Sarawak’s long coastline.

The uniqueness of the logo is augmented by the hornbill, which replaces the letter “A,” representing Sarawak’s moniker, “Bumi Kenyalang,” or “Land of the Hornbills” that the State has been known for many years, which is also an important symbol of luck to the indigenous people of Sarawak.

Sharzede Datu Salleh Askor (second left) at the prize presentation to the grand prize lucky draw winner that night, Jayne Byott (centre), Corporate Events Manager of J.M.B. Associates, United Kingdom. Also present at the occasion are Tuan Haji Ibrahim Noordin, STB Board of Director (second right), Richard De Villa, Marketing Manager UK Europe, Malaysia Airlines (right) and Rosmarie Wong of The Ranee Boutique (left).

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Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Unveils Visit Sarawak Campaign Logo

Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Unveils Visit Sarawak Campaign Logo

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 16 ~ Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Honourable Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah today unveiled the Visit Sarawak Year logo as a precursor to its official launch in January 2019 at an industry event held in Kuala Lumpur today.

The Visit Sarawak logo will be the anchor emblem for the Visit Sarawak campaign.

Designed to connote fun, and friendliness, the multi-coloured logo spelling out “Sarawak” with the tagline, more to discover, represents the aspirations of the campaign.

Comprising seven colors, in curled script, the red and yellow colours represent the state flag while orange represents the strong spirit and vibrant energy of the different ethnic communities within Sarawak, which is quintessential to Sarawak’s diverse tourism proposition. Green is used to represent the verdant rainforests abundant with wildlife and blue is used to represent the calmness of the ocean along Sarawak’s long coastline.

The uniqueness of the logo is augmented by the hornbill, which replaces the letter “A,” representing Sarawak’s moniker, “Bumi Kenyalang,” or “Land of the Hornbills” that the State has been known for many years, which is also an important symbol of luck to the indigenous people of Sarawak.

Hamzah said that the Visit Sarawak campaign is envisioned to place Sarawak on the tourism map as one of the preferred tourism destinations in Southeast Asia.

“The tagline, “More to Discover” underscores Sarawak Tourism Board’s strategy to position the state as a plethora of culture, adventure, nature, food, and festivals (CANFF) that is not found anywhere else in the world, and ready to be discovered.”

“We will be looking at rolling out through the line campaigns in each of our target markets with the aim to increase visitor arrivals to Sarawak to 5.2 million by the end of 2019. Last year, we achieved 4.86 million tourist arrivals and we are well on our way to achieve our target of 5.25 million this year.”

He said that the State will target six international markets with domestic tourists at the fore.

Sarawak had recorded a total spending of RM8.59 billion from tourism in 2017, which accounted for 7.9% of its gross domestic product (GDP).

Domestic arrivals will be one of the key targets.

“We will target an increase of 12% in arrivals from the Malaysian market. We are confident that we will be able to achieve our target as Sarawak has a lot to offer Malaysians as we have everything at a fraction of the price, just a little more than an hour away from the West Malaysia.”

International arrivals to Sarawak clocked in at 2.6 million last year. Some of the key international markets for Visit Sarawak will be UK, Germany, the Benelux, China, Australia, ASEAN countries. ASEAN countries were a key source of visitors, which accounted for 48.98% or 2.38 million arrivals in 2017.

Askor said that the campaign will revolve around four strategic thrusts.

Askor said, “Digital will be a large part of our campaign. Besides creating content on digital platforms to reach out to our markets, we are also developing a mobile app which will anchor the discovery process for all our visitors.”

The event saw a performance by award-winning Sarawakian songstress, Dayang Nurfaizah, and Tuku Kame, an award-winning world music band who has conducted global tours.

 

 

 


 

About Sarawak

A kaleidoscope of culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals: is the best description for Sarawak. Sarawak comprises 27 ethnic tribes with their own unique traditions, lifestyles, music and food, while sharing their warm hospitality. Malaysia’s largest state, Sarawak, endowed with some of the oldest rainforests on Earth. Its vast landscape spans over 120,000 sq kms, with towering mountains and cool highlands, jagged limestone formations and mysterious cave systems, winding rivers and quiet beaches; where adventures are waiting to happen. Festivals are hosted throughout the year celebrate the eclectic blend of modern and traditional culture, food, music and religious practices that can be found nowhere else. In Sarawak, there is always ‘More to Discover’.

 

About Sarawak Tourism Board

Sarawak Tourism Board is the key promoter for Sarawak. STB is a winner of the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards 2016 by Asia-Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) and has received the ASEAN PR Excellence Award 2015 Gold Award. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a five-time Top 25 Best International Festivals recognised by Songlines world music magazine (2011 – 2015).

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

Susan Tan,
Vantage Communications,
[email protected],
+6019-5731688

Gustino Basuan,
Sarawak Tourism Board,
[email protected],

+6019-879 2223

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Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Unveils Visit Sarawak Campaign Logo

Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Unveils Visit Sarawak Campaign Logo

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 16 ~ Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Honourable Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah today unveiled the Visit Sarawak Year logo as a precursor to its official launch in January 2019 at an industry event held in Kuala Lumpur today.

The Visit Sarawak logo will be the anchor emblem for the Visit Sarawak campaign.

Designed to connote fun, and friendliness, the multi-coloured logo spelling out “Sarawak” with the tagline, more to discover, represents the aspirations of the campaign.

Comprising seven colors, in curled script, the red and yellow colours represent the state flag while orange represents the strong spirit and vibrant energy of the different ethnic communities within Sarawak, which is quintessential to Sarawak’s diverse tourism proposition. Green is used to represent the verdant rainforests abundant with wildlife and blue is used to represent the calmness of the ocean along Sarawak’s long coastline.

The uniqueness of the logo is augmented by the hornbill, which replaces the letter “A,” representing Sarawak’s moniker, “Bumi Kenyalang,” or “Land of the Hornbills” that the State has been known for many years, which is also an important symbol of luck to the indigenous people of Sarawak.

Hamzah said that the Visit Sarawak campaign is envisioned to place Sarawak on the tourism map as one of the preferred tourism destinations in Southeast Asia.

“The tagline, “More to Discover” underscores Sarawak Tourism Board’s strategy to position the state as a plethora of culture, adventure, nature, food, and festivals (CANFF) that is not found anywhere else in the world, and ready to be discovered.”

“We will be looking at rolling out through the line campaigns in each of our target markets with the aim to increase visitor arrivals to Sarawak to 5.2 million by the end of 2019. Last year, we achieved 4.86 million tourist arrivals and we are well on our way to achieve our target of 5.25 million this year.”

He said that the State will target six international markets with domestic tourists at the fore.

Sarawak had recorded a total spending of RM8.59 billion from tourism in 2017, which accounted for 7.9% of its gross domestic product (GDP).

Domestic arrivals will be one of the key targets.

“We will target an increase of 12% in arrivals from the Malaysian market. We are confident that we will be able to achieve our target as Sarawak has a lot to offer Malaysians as we have everything at a fraction of the price, just a little more than an hour away from the West Malaysia.”

International arrivals to Sarawak clocked in at 2.6 million last year. Some of the key international markets for Visit Sarawak will be UK, Germany, the Benelux, China, Australia, ASEAN countries. ASEAN countries were a key source of visitors, which accounted for 48.98% or 2.38 million arrivals in 2017.

Askor said that the campaign will revolve around four strategic thrusts.

Askor said, “Digital will be a large part of our campaign. Besides creating content on digital platforms to reach out to our markets, we are also developing a mobile app which will anchor the discovery process for all our visitors.”

The event saw a performance by award-winning Sarawakian songstress, Dayang Nurfaizah, and Tuku Kame, an award-winning world music band who has conducted global tours.

 


About Sarawak

A kaleidoscope of culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals: is the best description for Sarawak. Sarawak comprises 27 ethnic tribes with their own unique traditions, lifestyles, music and food, while sharing their warm hospitality. Malaysia’s largest state, Sarawak, endowed with some of the oldest rainforests on Earth. Its vast landscape spans over 120,000 sq kms, with towering mountains and cool highlands, jagged limestone formations and mysterious cave systems, winding rivers and quiet beaches; where adventures are waiting to happen. Festivals are hosted throughout the year celebrate the eclectic blend of modern and traditional culture, food, music and religious practices that can be found nowhere else. In Sarawak, there is always ‘More to Discover’.

 

About Sarawak Tourism Board

Sarawak Tourism Board is the key promoter for Sarawak. STB is a winner of the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards 2016 by Asia-Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) and has received the ASEAN PR Excellence Award 2015 Gold Award. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a five-time Top 25 Best International Festivals recognised by Songlines world music magazine (2011 – 2015).

For media enquiries, please contact:

Susan Tan,
Vantage Communications,
[email protected],
+6019-5731688

Gustino Basuan,
Sarawak Tourism Board,
[email protected],

+6019-879 2223

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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.

ATF

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

 

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Communications Unit
SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD
T: +6 082-423600  F: +6 082-416700
E: [email protected]

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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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