Singapore, Wednesday – 11 Sarawak travel partners took part in the business networking session in Singapore yesterday opening opportunities for more Singaporeans to travel to visit the State.
40 Singapore tour operators turned up for the session sharing business opportunities and to update Sarawak product experiences to be marketed to Singaporeans and also its expats communities.
‘Singapore has been one of our focus markets and favourite destination for students and family travel with a penchant of our diverse culture, nature and adventure,’ said the Sarawak Tourism Board’s Marketing Manager, Gustino Basuan.
Meanwhile the Managing Director of Sibu-based Greatown Travel, Ling How Kang, has expressed his satisfaction on the outcome of the business networking.
‘We discovered good business prospects with the interest showed by the Singapore agents on Sibu and Central Sarawak and we look forward to much better arrivals next year arising from the aggressive promotion that we had over the years in Singapore,’ he added.
However, we faced challenges post by non-availability of direct flights from Singapore and Sibu, he lamented.
The Sarawak industry partners today continued their promotion in the City State making their presence felt at the three-day ITB Asia held at the Marina Bay Sands.
Singapore’s visitors’ arrival to date stood at 25,922, an increase of 1.53% compared to the same period last year.
Picture shows the networking session.