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Tourism-MalaysiaAmphibious aircraft a boon to local tourism industry
Borneo Post Online – 31 August 2013

SIBU: With amphibious aircrafts serving the hinterlands in time to come, tourism package can be created to target German and Dutch tourists.

Amphibious aircraft a boon to local tourism industry SIBU: With amphibious aircrafts serving the hinterlands in time to come, tourism package…

Amphibious aircraft to boost tourism in Sarawak’s rural areas

Travel Borneo Blog – 28 August 2013

SIBU: The tourism industry in the state’s interior will be boosted by the proposed introduction of amphibious aircraft, which is expected within the next one to two years.

Amphibious aircraft to boost tourism in Sarawak’s rural areas SIBU: The tourism industry in the state s interior will be boosted by the proposed…

‘Catamaran boat to ease traffic congestion’

Borneo Post Online – 28 August 2013

IT’S LIKE THIS: Lau (left) explains something to Abang Johari (second right) and Ik (second left).

…Satok and Batu Kawah. This will ease traffic congestion in roads in Kuching city, said Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg. He…

Airlines have CSR for tourism — Wan Junaidi

Borneo Post Online – 26 August 2013

KUCHING: Airline companies in Malaysia have a social responsibility to provide air connectivity in a nation where tourism is the third biggest industry.

Airlines have CSR for tourism Wan Junaidi KUCHING: Airline companies in Malaysia have a social responsibility to provide air connectivity in…

‘Petanak Market won’t be demolished so soon’

Borneo Post Online – 22 August 2013

SCENIC: A bird’s eye view of Kuching Waterfront from Grand Magherita Hotel.

This means traders at the market can still operate as usual, said Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, Minister of Tourism and Minister of Housing,

Proposal to make Hungry Ghost Festival a tourism product

Borneo Post Online – 22 August 2013

OFFERING: Food and drinks are placed in front of the temple for the wandering souls.

…not? Noting that the Tua Pek Kong Festival has been included in Sarawak Tourism Board s calendar of events, he also said they would write in…

Govt assessing tourism appeal of Santubong-Telok Melano stretch

Borneo Post Online – 22 August 2013

KUCHING: The government is studying the feasibility of turning the coast from Santubong peninsula to Telok Melano, including Sematan in Lundu, into tourist attractions.

Govt assessing tourism appeal of Santubong-Telok Melano stretch KUCHING: The government is studying the feasibility of turning the coast from…

Brunei the 4th biggest source of tourists for Malaysia

Brunei Times – 15 August 2013

BRUNEI was the fourth biggest tourism market for Malaysia in the first quarter of this year, with 330,383 visits originating from the sultanate for the period of January to March, data from Tourism Malaysia show.

…news portal, said that the sultanate holds the lion’s share of the tourist arrivals in Sarawak, at 63 per cent in January to May this year. According…

Malaysia’s Sarawak To Host Two Major International Tourism Events Next Year

The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies – 14 August 2013

SIBU (Sarawak, Malaysia), Aug 14 (Bernama) — Malaysian state of Sarawak will host two major international tourism events next year, namely the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2014 and the ASEAN/East Asia Tourism Ministers Conference, both in the city of Kuching.

Malaysia’s Sarawak To Host Two Major International Tourism Events Next Year SIBU (Sarawak, Malaysia), Aug 14 (Bernama) — Malaysian state of…

PATA Announces Grand and Gold Award Winners

MICE-Contact – 05 August 2013

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 PATA Gold Awards.

…Marketing Media Broadcast Advertisement Breathe in a bit of Gujarat Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd India Marketing Media – Print Advertisement…

Kuching will forever remain a green garden city — Taib

Borneo Post Online – 02 August 2013

OFFICIATING: Taib (centre) touches the crystal ball to officiate at the event.

…Merdeka. This museum will become the main introduction to anybody who visits Kuching to see how we have progressed from one era to another while…

ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Volunteers sought for Asia Music Festival

The Star Online – 20 August 2013

KUCHING: The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is calling for volunteers for the Asia Music Festival, its newest event to be held in Miri in less than two months.

Volunteers sought for Asia Music Festival KUCHING: The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is calling for volunteers for the Asia Music Festival, its…

Better times ahead with STAR Cruise stopover

Borneo Post Online – 01 August 2013

Keith W Pointer KUCHING: Bintulu stands to benefit much from the weekly stop by STAR Cruise from Kota Kinabalu via Brunei which will start this Nov 12.

…and come up with attractive products to offer visitors. On the Asia Music Festival to be staged here in October, Pointer expressed optimism that…

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