Monday, February 05, 2007

Pahang hopes to make RM4mil from VMY 2007

RAUB: Pahang is expected to earn RM3.8mil from the tourism sector with the influx of some eight million domestic and international tourists during Visit Malaysia 2007.

State Arts, Culture, Heritage, Tourism, Family Development and Women’s Affairs committee chairman Datuk Maznah Mazlan said there were 371 hotels and chalets in the state which were offering 23,437 rooms.

All smiles: (From left) Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, former MCA deputy president Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy and Maznah posing with the VMY 2007 flags.
Maznah said tourists’ presence would create job opportunities for some 25,000 people in the hotel industry.

“In conjunction with the campaign, we have to be more aggressive in marketing our products ranging from the sea, beaches, rivers and hilly areas to mountains which were popular among the tourists,” Maznah said during the launching of the state-level Visit Malaysia Year 2007 campaign held in SJK (C) Cheroh here on Friday.

The event was officially launched by Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

Maznah said among the events that have been promoted and will be held include the Taman Negara Eco-Challange, International Bamboo-Rafting Expedition in Sungai Pahang, Orang Asli Festival, Tioman Mega Dive in Pulau Tioman and Royal Billfish International Challenge.

“It is important for the locals to show their politeness and extend warm hospitality to foreigners for the good name of the state and country,” she said.

Source : STAR
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