JOHOR BARU: Both Johor and Perak governments would be working closely with one another in drawing more local and foreign tourists in visiting the states during the coming years.
State Domestic Trade, Tourism and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong said such collaborations would be a win-win situation for both parties in getting more tourists.
He pointed out that Johor has now become an ideal destination for shoppers with a presence of international standard shopping centres especially within the Iskandar Malaysia area.
“Both states have their own identity and uniqueness in attracting large number of tourists to come either in Johor or Perak.
“By working together and coming up with exciting packages, we are confident that such collaboration will become a success for both sides,” he said.
Tee said this when after the Perak Roadshow event and launching of Johor shopping and food trail packages 2015 held at Komtar Johor Baru City Centre here on Friday.
Meanwhile, Perak Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi said her side was looking forward in the partnership with Johor.
She added that the Silver State had plenty to offer such as eco-tourism, heritage, island and beaches as part of its tourism packages.
“There is also a daily flight between Johor Baru and Senai by two airline companies such as Firefly and Malindo Air.
“As Johor is the southern gateway in the country, we are hoping to attract huge number of regional tourists from Singapore and Indonesia,” she said adding that until September this year, a total of 5,600 Singaporeans visited Perak.
Nolee Ashilin also said that the Perak tourism sector was expected to see a boost in arrivial through such collaboration with Johor.