The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) have collaborated with the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Politeknik Brunei and Mr. Joseph Wong Siew Hang to launch a photography exhibition at the Departure Hall, of the Brunei International Airport yesterday in hopes to further promote the local destinations as well as to provide a preview of the Sultanate to arriving tourists.
Attending as the guest of honor of the opening ceremony was the Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Yang Mulia Awang Wardi Haji Mohammad Ali.
The exhibition gallery features photos from winners and shortlisted candidates of the Places of Interests and Events Photography Competition held by Politeknik Brunei in conjunction with last year’s Brunei December Festival. The gallery also showcased several photos of the various places in Brunei from local photographer, Mr Joseph Wong Siew Hang of the Rose Photo Studio.
The guest of honor then made his way to the recently opened Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at the Arrival Hall. This centre is managed by the Association of Travel Agents of Brunei (ATAB) with the support of Brunei Tourism Board, Department of Civil Aviation. The main focus of the centre is to provide extensive information on Brunei as well as to promote local places of interest, stays in hotels or homestays, events and activities to the tourists or locals in the airport.
The TIC hopes that through their tour packages and services, the centre will able to cater the tourists’ demands upon their arrival to the Sultanate.