The first Bario Trail Run will take place on September 15 and is open for registration on May 15.
Registration costs RM135.00 before 15 June and RM160.00 till it closes.
The Bario Trail Run is 21km in length through the wild Bario jungle and is a sports tourism event that hopes to encourage appreciation for Bario’s rich nature, to maintain the running trails and groom the local people to organize international events in Bario.
With limited inbound and outbound flights, those who register for the Trail Run need to stay in Bario for a few days, so accommodation deals are being prepared for runners.
Bario Homestay provides four day three night accommodation with hotel transfer and meals for RM350.00. One of the Borneo Trail Run packages provides four day three nights, with full room and board, meals, registration fees and MASwings return tickets for RM650.00, with terms and conditions.
For registration, contact Julien Rang at 01125081114/0198888732 or email to [email protected]
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The Sarawak Tourism Roadshow B2B (Business to Business) in Australia is set to take place on May 22 to 29 in three cities, namely Sydney on the 22nd, Melbourne on the 24th and Perth on the 29th.
The programme will consist of a Buyers Meet Sellers Breakfast Session in the morning, to focus on the Product andSales Managers.
An evening Networking Session will place after working hours and will be open to all.
To further strengthen our presence in Australia, a Sarawak Product Update Seminar will be held followed by a B2B session for Sarawak industry partners to meet the Australian agents in all three cities.
Approximately 80 to 100 Australian agents will be invited to the B2B session at each venue with five local Sarawak agents participating in this roadshow.
This roadshow is a joint collaboration with Sabah Tourism with the support of MAS Sydney and RBA Melbourne.
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) UK organised the MAS Make it Malaysia Mega Familiarisation (FAM) Adventure to Sarawak, covering attractions in Kuching and Mulu with 15 tour agents and officials from the UK on April 24 to 29.
The FAM trip lasted for six days and covered the Mulu National Park and its show caves in Mulu and Fort Margherita, Sunset River Cruise, Semenggoh Wildlife and Nature Centre, AnnahRais Longhouse, and Bako National Park in Kuching.
A tourism networking session between local tour operators and the visiting tour agents was also held in Kuching to facilitate possible new business ventures in marketing Sarawak to the UK travel market.
“It is a real privilege to make this week-long visit to Sarawak along with more than a dozen of our top selling UK agents, most of whom had never been to the region before,” said Steven Bresh, Head of Leisure Sales, MAS UK & Europe.
The UK has been Sarawak’s largest long-haul visitor market for many years, with 33,399 arrivals from the UK in 2017, a 6.8% increase from the year before.
A community programme themed “Solidarity as a catalyst for Community Welfare in Tourism” will be held in Lawas on April 27-29.
Lawas spans less than 4,000km2, is 1,200 km from Kuching and roughly 200km from Kota Kinabalu, with buses from Sabah and Brunei.
The Tourism Programme features an expo on local products, workshops on cultural heritage and arts and other running events.
“The objective of the programme is to nurture unity, solidarity and integration among the local community while at the same time creating a platform for the people to promote their products and crafts,” according to Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing Datuk Francis Harden Hollis.