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Tourism diary for 600 licensed guides in Sabah
Published on: Friday, December 05, 2014

KOTA KINABALU: About 600 licensed tourist guides in Sabah will be getting copies of the Malaysian Tourist Guides' Council (MTGC) Tourism Diary 2015 for them to be well informed of events and festivities in the country, including Sabah.Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun lauded the first such national project by MTGC which will equip tourist guides with advance information on upcoming festivities and events next year.

"I was made to understand that MTGC will be distributing 5,000 copies of the MTGC Tourism Diary to all tourist guides in the country before end of this year, and Sabah will be getting about 600 copies of the diary.

"I am very pleased that such diary was created so that our tourist guides would know exactly what to tell their clients or tourists about the upcoming events.

"At the same time, they can be more informative on events or celebration of festivities and what to anticipate and may even consider advising their clients to extend their stays in Sabah," he said.

Masidi said this to reporters after launching the MTGC Tourism Diary at his office in Wisma Tun Fuad Stephens, here, Thursday. Also present were MTGC President Jimmy Leong Wie Kong, Sabah Native Registered Tourist Guide Association President Dabalun Balau and their main committee members.

According to Masidi, the distribution of the diary is very timely as 2015 is a Year of Festivals for Malaysia.

By having the diary, he said the tourist guides will be well informed of next year's events and festivities, and value add to the tourists' stay in Sabah and in the country.

Meanwhile, Leong said the launching of the MTGC Tourism Diary was held here as festivities and events of Sabah often outshine other festivities in the country.

He said the distribution of the diary to the tourists guides in the country is free.

Caption: Masidi (sixth left) giving thumbs-up to the launching of the diary together with Leong (fifth right), Dabalun (fourth right) and other officials.



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