Routes Asia Conference 2014 in Kuching
Kuching will be hosting the Routes Asia 2014 conference and exhibition, a premier annual event for the meeting of airlines and airports operators throughout Asia. Sarawak Tourism Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, said today the city was chosen as the venue for the event ahead of three other well-established cities, namely Osaka in Japan, Brisbane (Australia) and Hong Kong.
“Next year, all the CEOs (chief executive officers) of airlines and airports will come here to see what we can offer and we hope that they will bring their planes or flights over to Kuching. We want Kuching to become the international destinations,” he said. He made the remarks when speaking to officiate the handing over ceremony of a Quality Environment Practices (QE5S) Recognition Certificate to Dormani Hotel here.
He attributed Sarawak’s success in winning the bid to become the host of the event to the strong collaboration with the Federal government and Malaysia Airports Berhad.