MELAKA: The state's oldest resort - Shah Beach Resort - has introduced additional services such as video-on-demand service dimsum in the resort's rooms to attract tourists.
“I see the potential to attract more tourists with quality room and dining services despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak," said resort manager Dennis Samford.
Samford said he was touched that he has the acknowledgment from The Star Media Group (SMG) CEO
Andreas Vogiatzakis and SMG board member Loh Chee Can .
“I am overwhelmed to get such support from Vogiatzakis and Loh although my resort has only 50 rooms, ” he said.
He added that all rooms in the resort will provide the "best Asian content, including dramas, variety shows, animations, kids programmes, movies, documentaries and news".
“Dimsum is cost-effective for smaller players in the industry, ” he added.
Samford said this on Tuesday (Feb 11) after attending a meeting with Melaka health, anti-drugs and unity committee chairman Low Chee Leong on creating awareness about the coronavirus.
Low has prepared 3,000 pamphlets to promote preventive measures against the coronavirus to be distributed at tourist attractions in Melaka.
On tourism in the state, Samford said that the support of the media is crucial to bring in higher tourist numbers.