Site-survey tour aims to boost tourism

James Kon

A delegation of 20 travel agents from Taiwan arrived in Brunei for a site-survey tour yesterday. It was organised by General Manager of Tourine Travel Loma whose agency focusses on Brunei as one of its priority overseas delegations.

The aim of the visit was to understand the potential tourism market as well as exploring opportunities to boost tourism industries for Brunei and Taiwan.

Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam Andrew Lee met with the delegation at the Brunei International Airport for an in-depth discussion.

Due to the resumption of Royal Brunei Airlines direct flight to Taipei since December 3, 2018, there has been a huge growth of visitors to both sides.

Statistics by Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau revealed that in 2019, 6,317 visitors from Taiwan visited Brunei while 3,557 Bruneians visited Taiwan.

The figure has shown an increase of 478 per cent of Taiwan visitors and 42.6 per cent increase of Bruneians visiting Taiwan as compared to 2018.

Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam Andrew Lee in a group photo with tour agents from Taiwan at the Brunei International Airport. PHOTO: TECO