The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) through the Brunei Tourism Board is now opening registrations for event organisers for the 5th Brunei December Festival (BDF) this year, the ministry said in a press statement.
BDF is an annual event offering exciting events and activities for everyone in the country during the year-end school holidays.
The BDF aims to promote domestic tourism by attracting locals to spend their holidays locally; boost the economy, income and job opportunities among the youth; encourage event organisers to be more creative in hosting activities to spur the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); and boost international tourist arrivals with attractive packages and activities.
Six categories are available this year: Islamic, food and culinary, culture and arts, sports, adventure and recreation, shopping, and the newest, digital technology and information and communications technology (ICT).
Brunei Tourism Board will conduct a screening process based on set criteria before rendering its support to events promoted under the BDF 2021 to ensure quality events.
Registration forms can be downloaded from www.bruneitourism.com/BDF2021 or obtained from the Tourism Development Department at the MPRT building.
The last date of submission is August 31.