Sarawak

Sarawak puts the incentive on tribe and legacy

Business Events (BE) and tourism sector workers were prioritised by the Malaysian state of Sarawak for vaccination back at the end of June under the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee’s strategy for dealing with the pandemic. Nevertheless, although the state authorities are aiming for 80% of the population to be vaccinated, like most destinations, incoming visitor numbers have shrunk. Ame...

Sarawak becomes first Malaysian State to join Global Destination Sustainability Index

In a world first for Malaysia, Sarawak is joining the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) for Business Events and Tourism by launching the GDSI Partnership Programme – Sarawak Region (GDSI-Sarawak Partner). The Index is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Destination Criteria, which is part of Sarawak’s P...

Business Events Sarawak appoints new CEO

Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) Sarawak and the Board of Directors (BOD) of Business Events Sarawak (BESarawak), a non-profit organisation aimed to improve the state’s events, have announced the appointment of Amelia Roziman (pictured) as the new CEO of BESarawak, 1 August 2021. With more than 20 years of experience in branding and marketing and 15 years of expe...

Malaysian events one step closer to normality

Malaysian CVB Business Events Sarawak reports that over 2,000 of Sarawak’s tourism and business events industry frontliners will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a result of the final phase of the Industrial Covid-19 Vaccination Programme which took place 15-18 July 2021 at the Association of Churches Sarawak, Kuching. Nancy Shukri, Malaysia’s minister of tourism, arts and culture, said: “T...

Incentive packages recoup RM291m for Sarawak’s business events industry

The Malaysian region of Sarawak says it has reached RM291.2 million (USD$72.2m) of economic impact through its Business Event Planners Incentivised Packages. The packages are designed to encourage business events following heavy economic losses in the industry during the pandemic. So far the scheme has encouraged 80 events to take place between 2021 and 2026. YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (Sa...