About Sarawak Tourism Board
Sarawak Tourism Board was incorporated under the Sarawak Tourism Board (Incorporation) Ordinance, dated 12 November 1994.
OBJECTIVES OF THE BOARD
- To achieve its objectives of increasing tourist arrivals into the state.
- To create awareness among the trade, media and public on the diversity of Sarawak in terms of tourism products, both regional and international.
- To position Sarawak as a prime destination for culture, nature and adventure tourism.
Making Sarawak the naturally preferred tourism destination.
STB MISSION STATEMENT
- Positioning and promoting Sarawak as a safe and friendly eco-tourism destination.
- Be the catalyst for tourism growth.
- Providing networking and synergy among the official agencies and tourism partners.
- Increasing awareness among Sarawakians on the benefits and importance of the tourism industry.
- Enhancing performance through motivation and teamwork
FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD
- To stimulate and promote tourism to and within Sarawak;
- To stimulate, promote and market Sarawak as a tourist destination;
- To organize, secure and enhance publicity in Malaysia and overseas for tourist attractions in Sarawak;
- To engage or assist in the development of tourism in the State and to carry on such activities in association with the Government, any public or local authority, any corporation, any company, any body or any person or as managing agents or otherwise on this behalf, or enter into any arrangement with such bodies or persons for sharing profits, union of interests, co-operation, joint venture or reciprocal concession;
- To make recommendations to the Minister on the measures and programmes to be adopted to facilitate and stimulate the development and promotion of the tourism industry in Sarawak and, where approved by the Minister, to implement or assist in the implementation of such measures and programmes; and
- To liaise and co-ordinate with and make representation to the Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board or the Federal Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism on all matters relating to the enhancement of tourism and the development of the tourism industry in Sarawak.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Y.B. Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Bin Aziz
ADUN N.38 KALAKA
- Encik Hii Chang Kee
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak
- YBhb Datu Laura Lee Ngien Hion
Deputy State Financial Secretary
- YBhg Dato Mirza Mohammad Taiyab
Director-General, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB)
- Tuan Haji Zolkipli Mohamad Aton
Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak Forestry Corporation
- YBhg Datuk Jason Tai Hee
Managing Director Pansar Company
- Mr. Philip Yong
President, Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF)
- Mdm Dayang Azizah Bt Abang Zaidan
Chairman, Malaysia Association of Travels & Tour Agents
- Tuan Haji Mohamad Ibrahim Nordin
Chairman, Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) (Sarawak Chapter)
- Mdm Ngui Ing Ing
President Hotel Lance Court and Hospitality
- Mr. Sim Yam Leong
Public Relations Officer, Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Ex-officio Puan Sharzede Salleh Askor, Chief Executive Officer Sarawak Tourism Board. (not in pic)
Seated (L to R)
YBhg Datu Laura Lee Ngien Hion, YB Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Aziz (Chairman), Puan Dayang Azizah Bt Abang Zaidan, YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports), YBhg Datuk Jason Tai Hee, Encik Hii Chang Kee, Tuan Haji Mohammad Ibrahim Nordin
Standing (L to R)
Mdm Ngui Ing Ing, Mr. Thomas Law, Encik Badruddin Sulaiman, Mr. Phillip Yong, Mdm Mary Wan Mering
Not in the picture: YBhg Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab and Mr. Tuan Haji Zolkipli Mohamad Aton
SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD POLICY
- Local/Foreign Media
- Editorial contribution
- We encourage local media (within Sarawak) contribution in the forms of news write-ups, caption report, feature writing, photos/images and links.
- All editorial content, shall be protected by copyright laws and other laws and international treaties, and belong to STB and/or its contributors.
- Contents have to be relevant to Sarawak’s position as fun and educational culture, nature and adventure destination.
- All contributions will be credited to the authors/contributors.
- These works, write-ups, caption report, feature writings, photos/image and links may not be copied, reproduce or imitated whether in whole or in part, unless expressly permitted by Sarawak Tourism Board.
- Sarawak Tourism Board shall not be liable for any infringement of copyright materials as a result of producing your work (contribution).
- Purchase of Service & Goods
- Festival Events
- Contract Management – as part of our contract management strategy for festival events, our policy for the various series is through request for proposal & information as part for service providers.
- Promotion & Marketing
- Promotional Activities
- Only authorized and licensed operators, hotels and product owners shall be allowed to participate in its promotional activities
- Marketing Support
- To provide marketing support to new and unique products experience developed by the authorized and licensed members of industry.
- Agent Familiarization Trip
- To support the initiatives of our local and overseas partners in bringing in agents for familiarization trips
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
- Online Support
- Social Media
- We encourage contributions in the form of videos, blog articles, pictures and links on facebook Sarawak Travel fan page. While users can post photos, videos and links themselves, the administrative’s posting is capable of reaching to our large fan database.
- Contents have to be relevant to Sarawak’s position as a fun and educational culture, nature and adventure destination.
- All contributions will be credited to the authors/producers.
- The Board is not obliged to publish all contributions received but works that are trending topics will get editorial precedence.
- Sarawak Tourism Board will not be liable for any infringement of copyright materials as a result of producing your work.
- Directory Listing
- The directory listing is for benefit of Sarawak Tourism Industry Members (STIM). By this it means that these stakeholders are members of registered non-governmental organisation/s, possess operating licenses from relevant authorities and members of the trade that promote and sell Sarawak regionally and overseas.
- VISITORS’ INFORMATION CENTRES (KUCHING/SIBU/MIRI)
- Dissemination of Information
- Displaying of promotional posters/banners/buntings in Visitors’ Information Centres or around the vicinity must possess authorised serial no. approved from local council and Sarawak Tourism Board Management.