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UK travel agents experience local attractions

James Kon

In an effort to boost the local tourism industry and promote the country as a tourism destination, the Tourism Development Department had invited nine representatives from travel agencies and an airline from the United Kingdom (UK) for a four-day tour of Brunei Darussalam.

The representatives were treated to an immersive experience of cultural, heritage and ecotourism activities throughout their stay in Brunei Darussalam.

During the visit, the representatives toured Tutong and Temburong districts and learnt about the local community-based programmes and experienced the wonders of the rainforest.

They also visited landmarks in Bandar Seri Begawan including the Royal Regalia Museum and Kampong Ayer as well as drove across Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge, the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.

The representatives also visited the newly opened Brunei Energy Hub Dermaga Diraja and went on a river cruise on the Brunei River to catch a glimpse of Proboscis monkeys and crocodiles.

The Tourism Development Department hopes that the experiences will encourage the agencies to market tour packages to Brunei Darussalam and promote local attractions.

The waterfront in Pekan Bangar, Temburong District. PHOTO: MOHD HAZIQ BIN EMRAN
ABOVE & BELOW: UK travel agents liaten to briefing on local tourism products; and at a local park with ATVs. PHOTOS: TOURISM DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT