Published on : Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Brunei and China will launch a joint tourism year initiative to mark the start of a one-year event in tourism cooperation, Brunei’s Tourism Development Department at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism announced on Tuesday.
On Tuesday ,Brunei’s Tourism Development Department at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism announced Brunei and China will launch a joint tourism year initiative to mark the start of a one-year event in tourism cooperation.
In the capital on Bandar Seri Begawan the official launch of the Brunei-China Tourism Year is scheduled on January 17,2020.
China is one of the top source markets for tourist arrivals for Brunei having a record number of 43,000 tourist arrivals (July 2019). Last year Brunei saw an increase of 21.1 percent with 65,563 tourist arrivals from China in comparison to 2017 with Chinese tourist arrivals of 54,125.
The tourist traffic and economic growth between Brunei and China will get a boost by the launch of the Brunei-China Year of Tourism 2020, by the direct and increased air connectivity between the two countries. There newly launched route of Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) to Beijing is expected to increase tourist traffic.
The Tourism Development Department mentioned that the Brunei-China Year of Tourism 2020 is aimed at providing a platform to strengthen tourism cooperation through people-to-people and cultural exchanges, enhance bilateral cooperation, capacity building and furthering collaboration and partnership between the two countries.