Community involvement encouraged in tourism activities
Last Update: 27/07/2019
KOTA BHARU, July 27 (Bernama) -- Tourism Malaysia Kelantan encourages the involvement of society in the Community Based Tourism (CBT) industry to boost the economy and income of local residents.
Its director Hafiz Hazin said offering the Pengkalan Datu-Pulau Gajah Eco-Culture Water Trail package, could be one of the activities associated with CBT by making natural environment such as rivers as the basis to promote the industry.
“The programme is taking a closer look at the routes and tourist hot spots, which will combine two locations in Mukim Sering under Kota Bharu, involving Pengkalan Datu and Pulau Gajah.
"The CBT is expected to be welcomed by the community as it offers them an opportunity to promote their products, in fact, the package is being offered as a a first step in conjunction with the Visit Kelantan Year 2020,” he told reporters after launching the Pengkalan Datu-Pulau Gajah Eco-Culture Water Trail Programme at the Cerana Villa Floating Market here, today.
Hafiz said the beauty and vibrant activities carried out along Sungai Pengkalan Datu-Pulau Gajah requires publicity, especially to attract domestic and foreign tourists.
“Since Kelantan is a state bordering Thailand, we are trying to attract more visitors from South Thailand to Malaysia, through some of the main entrances in the state, namely Rantau Panjang, Pengkalan Kubor and Bukit Bunga as well as the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport here,” he said.