KUCHING – The Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Sarawak, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah recently announced two new incentives; the Visitors Incentive Package (VIP) and the Sarawak Tourism Online Ecosystem Fund, for travel agents and tour operators in Sarawak to restart the tourism sector.
For the VIP package, Sarawak Travel Agencies will be receiving subsidies for tour packages sold for a minimum of 4 pax at any one time, excluding children below 2 years old. The categories are as follows:
- 3D/ 2N package – the agent will receive RM30 per person for the first four tourists and an additional RM20 for each subsequent tourist.
- 4D/ 3N package – the agent will receive RM40 per person for the first four tourists and an additional RM25 for each subsequent tourist.
- 5D/ 4N package – the agent will receive RM50 per person for the first four tourists and an additional RM30 for each subsequent tourist.
Meanwhile, the second initiative – Sarawak Tourism Online Ecosystem Fund is a catalytic programme to expand Sarawak Tourism’s Digital footprint and Share of Voice (SOV) in collaboration with industry partners. For this incentive, Sarawak Tourism Board will allocate funding of up to RM5000 per tour operator for website development and maintenance, content production and digital advertising which focusses on Sarawak Tourism.All Sarawak tour operators are invited to apply for the incentives which will be made available from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 2020. To find out more, contact Sarawak Tourism Board at +6 082 410 944 or visit sarawaktourism.com.