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.
“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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