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Dept: We will promote attractions to achieve five million tourists target this year


Visitors playing with a giant bubble at Lake Kenyir during the Kenyir Festival. - Filepic

Visitors playing with a giant bubble at Lake Kenyir during the Kenyir Festival. - Filepic

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Tourism Department will continue to actively promote 13 large-scale tourism events in the second half of this year to achieve the Visit Terengganu 2018 five million tourists target.

Its director Tun Ahmad Faisal Tun Abd Razak said as of April this year Terengganu recorded a total of 1.2 million tourist arrivals.

“We hope the number will increase to five million as per our initial target. In fact, during Ramadan several hotels focused on needs of Muslim travellers by offering Ramadan buffet packages where they can perform maghrib, isyak and tarawih prayers together with imams,” he said.

Participants having fun making sand castles in Batu Buruk during the Beach Festival. - Filepic
Participants having fun making sand castles in Batu Buruk during the Beach Festival. - Filepic 

Among the large-scale tourism activities that will take place before the yearend are the Terengganu Peranakan Festival from Aug 17 to 22 at Kampung Cina, Kuala Terengganu, and the Kenyir Festival at Lake Kenyir from July 26 to 29.

Other events planned are the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival from Aug 2 to 4 to be held in Gong Badak, the Sultan Mahmud Bridge International Run on Sept 8 and the Terengganu Beach Festival from Sept 14 to 16.

Terengganu recorded 4.7 million tourist arrivals last year. — Bernama

Southern & Eastern Region , ktn

   

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