Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Be Friendly and Welcome Tourists

THINK tourism, act tourism. Keep this in mind when receiving tourists to the country during Visit Malaysia Year 2007, advised Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

This applies particularly to those related to the tourism industry, including immigration officers and taxi drivers, he said in an interview with Sin Chew Daily.

“The immigration officer is the first person the tourists meet when they arrive in the country while the taxi driver provides the transport service for them.

“If they are not giving any good service, it will affect our tourism industry,” he said, urging all Malaysians to be friendly and give the visitors a warm welcome, as the tourism industry would spin off benefits to other industries.

Tengku Adnan said there was room for improvement and all agencies under his ministry were working hard to achieve it.

Source : STAR
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