Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pahang offers 10 icons to lure 10 million tourists

Pahang has set a target of 10 million tourist arrivals this year by offering 10 packages that feature its 10 best tourism icons.

The icons are Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Fraser’s Hill, Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, Kuala Lipis (historical and heritage town), Taman Negara (national park), Tioman island, Rompin (billfish sports fishing), Pekan (royal city) and Cherating (surfing paradise).

Pahang Tourism, Arts, Heritage, Family Development and Women Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Shafik Fauzan Sharif said the new target was the same as the number of tourist arrivals last year.

“The state has requested an allocation of RM166.5mil under the 10th Malaysia Plan to implement 28 tourism-related projects,” he said.

He said 70% or seven million tourists to Pahang visited Genting Highlands last year.
The Genting Highlands management had agreed to promote other tourist destinations in Pahang in their advertisements and brochures, he added.

Source : STAR
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