Deal to promote Sarawak as choice destination

Karim (standing 3rd right) witnessing the MoU signing ceremony between Sharzede (seated left) and Lau (seated right).

KUCHING: Sarawak is set to become a destination of choice for both domestic and international travellers following a partnership deal between the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) to promote the state.

The MoU was formalised on Wednesday (Jan 19) in Kuala Lumpur following the signing of an MoU between STB CEO Sharzede Datu Salleh Askor and Malaysia Airlines group marketing and customer experience officer Lau Yin May.

According to a press release from the STB here today,

“Connectivity and accessibility are important elements to enhance travel experience and position Sarawak as a leading destination for ecotourism in the ASEAN region,” Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said in a statement made available to the media here after witnessing the MoU signing ceremony.

Added the minister: “In addition, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) just announced recently that Sarawak has approved more domestic flight frequencies into Sarawak from 307 flights to 562 flights per week with effect from Jan 14.

“We look forward to seeing more direct routes from West Malaysia and to more parts of Sarawak soon.”

STB said that in conjunction with the event, it has also launched its Sia Sitok Sarawak Plus interstate travel campaign to give travellers the opportunity to visit Sarawak through its main gateways – Kuching, Sibu and Miri with Malaysia Airlines as the official airline.

Sharzede said customers can enjoy attractive hotel and flight packages via MHholidays, the airline’s tour operating arm and choose from the list of participating hotels, including New World Hotel in Bintulu, The Waterfront Hotel in Kuching, Grand Palace Hotel in Miri and RH Hotel in Sibu for their stay.

Meanwhile, MHholidays packages come with a luggage allowance of 40kg, complimentary onboard meals and free seat selection as well as the opportunity to earn Enrich points.

The promotion is bookable via www.holidays.malaysiaairlines.com.

Customers can also book on Journify from as low as RM95 for an exclusive tour package.

Sia Sitok Sarawak Plus offers interstate travel campaign from Jan 19 to Feb 28 with the travelling period from Jan 19 till April 30 with access to 57 packages to Sarawak.

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