The Tourism Development Department under the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism recently organised a familiarisation trip with travel trade partners from the United Kingdom in an effort to rebuild international demand and promote Brunei Darussalam as the preferred tourist destination.
According to a press statement by the department, a total of nine representatives from travel agents and an airline from the United Kingdom arrived in Brunei on 1 December for a four-day stay in the country.
Royal Brunei Airlines provided flights for the fam trip from December 1 to 4 and the familiarisation trip was also co-hosted by Radisson Hotel, The Empire Brunei and Bonasia Holiday Management Services.
“The participants were given an immersive experience of cultural, heritage and ecotourism activities throughout their stay in Brunei Darussalam,” read the statement.
During the four-day visit, the participants were brought on a tour to the districts of Tutong and Temburong to discover the local community-based programs and rainforest experience, in addition to visiting the famous landmarks in Bandar Seri Begawan such the Royal Regalia, Kampong Ayer and driving across the longest bridge in Southeast Asia the Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Bridge amongst others.
Participants also had the opportunity to visit the newly opened Brunei Energy Hub, as well as go on a river cruise tour of the Brunei River for wildlife sightings of the Proboscis Monkeys and crocodiles.
“The Tourism Development Department hopes that the curated experiences under this FAM Trip will encourage UK travel agents to experience our tourism products first-hand and actively sell tour packages to Brunei Darussalam, especially in promoting the latest attractions effectively,” they added.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN