Tourist arrivals in Kelantan increased from 107,000 last year to 88,240 in 2008, largely due to promotional efforts by federal government agencies and the media.
Kelantan Tourism Malaysia director Muhammad Zaki Talib said the travel and tour agencies also played their role in promoting the uniqueness of Kelantan culture, crafts, cuisine and places of interest to the other states and overseas.
He told Bernama that the number of tourists who visited Kelantan was based on records from the hotels and homestay operators.
Muhammad said from January this year, Kelantan Tourism Malaysia went to the ground to promote Kelantan to such states as Johor and Penang, and in May to Sabah.
He said it was also encouraging tourists to participate in the homestay programmes in Hulu Kelantan, especially in Gua Musang, Kuala Koh, Kuala Krai, Jeli and Tanah Merah which had various attractions including lush tropical forests, caves, rivers and waterfalls.
Source : Bernama
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