New chairman and members for state tourism board

  • Metro News
  • Monday, 10 Aug 2020

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (centre) presenting a souvenir to Ngau at the welcome dinner. Looking on (from left) are Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting, the ministry’s permanent secretary Hii Chang Kee and Sharzede.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has welcomed Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau as its newly-appointed chairman.

Ngau, who is well-versed in the hospitality and tourism industry, takes over from Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz.

STB also welcomed Local Government and Housing Ministry permanent secretary Datuk Antonio Kahti Galis, Kiasan Engineering Sdn Bhd executive chairman Mohamad Taufik Abdul Ghani and Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Lee Khoi Yan as its board of directors’ newly-appointed members.

Their appointment is for a two-year term effective July 1.

“It is a great pleasure and honour to welcome these new faces to the STB board and we are delighted to be working together with them.

“I am confident that with the new leadership and support of the new board members, we will be able to bring Sarawak to the forefront despite these challenging times,” STB chief executive Sharzede Salleh Askor said at a welcoming dinner for Ngau and the new board members.

She said STB was now ready with a revised strategic plan for the state’s tourism sector in the post-Covid-19 period.

She highlighted that the 3R recovery plan covered three main phases —- rebuilding and relief; recovery collaboration; and redialling.

It aims to facilitate and support the state’s tourism industry players to restrategise their destinations beyond leisure tourism, in line with the state’s direction.

Sarawak recently announced visitor incentive packages for travel agencies and the Sarawak tourism online ecosystem fund to expand the state’s tourism digital footprint, which have received positive feedback from tourism players.

STB has also announced its Sia Sitok Sarawak tourism campaign offering over 30 tour packages in Kuching, Sibu, Mukah, Bintulu, Miri and Mulu to boost the local tourism industry.

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