Brunei to push tourism arrivals with new offers

Brunei To Push Tourism Arrivals With New OffersBrunei is looking to capitalise on its natural attractions and institutions such as hospitals and international schools to promote medical, educational and eco-tourism, according to a government official.

Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali said that they were looking to cooperate with “various parties” to strengthen Brunei’s tourism sector. He named the Jerudong Park Medical Center as an opportunity for the country to draw in medical tourists.

“We have also successfully discussed with international schools like the Jerudong International School and International School Brunei to attract students from countries like China, South Korea and Japan to attend summer school here for English courses,” he said.

Haji Ali also spoke of the ministry’s plans to highlight the heavily forested areas in the small nation to promote eco-tourism in Brunei. The minister pointed out that this project will feature “a new tourism concept that is sustainable, responsible and inclusive,” likening it to sanctuaries or forest reserves.

“We will not disturb the wildlife, forests, existing villages and the architecture of the areas,” he said, emphasising that no damage will be done to the natural environment.

Apart from that, Brunei will also keep organising a number of festivals and sports events, including a speedboat race, a midnight run, as well as cycling and treasure hunt events.

Brunei welcomed around 260,000 international visitors arriving by air as per latest available figures in 2017, most of which came from Malaysia, China, Indonesia and the Philippines. Other important source countries are South Korea, Japan and Australia. Some 11,000 visitors arrived by cruise ship.

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Brunei is looking to capitalise on its natural attractions and institutions such as hospitals and international schools to promote medical, educational and eco-tourism, according to a government official. Brunei's Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali said that they were looking to cooperate with “various parties” to strengthen Brunei's tourism sector. He named the Jerudong Park Medical Center as an opportunity for the country to draw in medical tourists. "We have also successfully discussed with international schools like the Jerudong International School and International School Brunei to attract students from countries like China, South Korea and Japan to attend...

Brunei To Push Tourism Arrivals With New OffersBrunei is looking to capitalise on its natural attractions and institutions such as hospitals and international schools to promote medical, educational and eco-tourism, according to a government official.

Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali said that they were looking to cooperate with “various parties” to strengthen Brunei’s tourism sector. He named the Jerudong Park Medical Center as an opportunity for the country to draw in medical tourists.

“We have also successfully discussed with international schools like the Jerudong International School and International School Brunei to attract students from countries like China, South Korea and Japan to attend summer school here for English courses,” he said.

Haji Ali also spoke of the ministry’s plans to highlight the heavily forested areas in the small nation to promote eco-tourism in Brunei. The minister pointed out that this project will feature “a new tourism concept that is sustainable, responsible and inclusive,” likening it to sanctuaries or forest reserves.

“We will not disturb the wildlife, forests, existing villages and the architecture of the areas,” he said, emphasising that no damage will be done to the natural environment.

Apart from that, Brunei will also keep organising a number of festivals and sports events, including a speedboat race, a midnight run, as well as cycling and treasure hunt events.

Brunei welcomed around 260,000 international visitors arriving by air as per latest available figures in 2017, most of which came from Malaysia, China, Indonesia and the Philippines. Other important source countries are South Korea, Japan and Australia. Some 11,000 visitors arrived by cruise ship.

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