Explore Johor to attract tourists
The state government has recorded 1.9 million visitors to Johor as of January this year. Johor Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Hoo Seong Chang said the number was an increase of 30 per cent as compared with RM1.5 million in the same period last year. “With the cooperation of all those involved in the tourism sector, we are confident of having about 1.9 million visitors every month until the end of the year,” he said. He said this during the launch of the Explore Johor programme at the Sutera Mall recently.
Hoo added that under the Explore Johor programme, the focus would be given to three major components of tourism in the state, Johor icons, attractive destinations, and local or international events. “Besides these, good infrastructure, communication and excellent customer service are crucial to attract tourists,” he said. He said that Explore Johor is in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Jan 19 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
“Explore Johor will be carried out throughout the year and one of our methods will be to introduce places of interest to the public as well as to carry out tourism promotions in different states,” he said. Hoo said it would be a platform for the state government to woo more visitors.
Source: New Straits Times – http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/explore-johor-to-attract-tourists-1.228644