| Lyna Mohamad |
DEPUTY Director General (Promotions) of Tourism Malaysia Dato’ Mohmed Razip Hasan, hosted a luncheon recently with local travel agents and airlines.
Accompanied by Director of International Promotion (Southeast Asia) Noran Ujang, the deputy director general expressed his gratitude for all the support and commitment extended to Tourism Malaysia all these years.
He is positive that with the cooperation and joint collaboration with local travel agents and airlines, new packages and attractive airfares can attract more Bruneian tourists.
Although the number of tourist arrivals from Brunei dropped last year to 1,382,031 from 1,660,506 in 2017, Bruneians are still travelling to Malaysia frequently.
The deputy director general is confident that with the partnership and support by local travel agents and airlines, the number of tourists from Brunei will increase steadily this year and in the coming years.
During his brief visit here, the deputy director general also paid a courtesy call to Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali.
During the meeting, both parties agreed to continue to work closely to boost tourism for both countries.
The highest tourist arrivals to Brunei every year are Malaysians. In 2018, more than 60,000 tourists from Malaysia were registered.