Youth can promote tourism with social media
By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
The youth community can also help play a part in promoting Sarawak’s tourism industry through social media.
During the ‘Randau Semasa AZAM’ radio programme on April 22, AZAM Youth Central secretary Mohammad Nazrie Salasian spoke on how the youth presented an untapped tourism network to increase tourism exposure.
“Through a social media platform, we can promote Sarawak and do a lot of activities that could help to develop the tourism industry in Sarawak such as activities related to art, music, and culture,” said Nazrie, who is also a Youth AZAM volunteer.
Aside from that, another AZAM volunteer Mohammad Nazreen said that the youths may also do their part by being alert and aware of the latest issues regarding tourism in Sarawak and know what Sarawak has to offer in tourism.
“For me, it is also important for the youths to be more involved in volunteering programmes. For instance, just recently we have Aiffa and later this year, we have the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and from here the youths can volunteer and gain new knowledge,” said Nazrie.
Nazreen learnt from the Sarawak Tourism Forum organised by Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and Sarawak Tourism Federation on April 16th and 17th in Kuching, on how focus and priority needed to be given to attract more tourists to Sarawak interested in culture, adventure and nature tourism.
“I also got to voice out my opinion and contribute some ideas to improve the tourism industry in Sarawak,” said Nazreen.
For information management officer Kerry Edison, it was important that the youth be involved in the tourism industry as it was a chance to for the youth to gain knowledge and experience.
Those interested in volunteering during upcoming activities such as the Borneo Jazz Festival at Miri from May 8-9, World Harvest Festival at the Sarawak Cultural Village in May and the RWMF 2015 in August may contact AZAM Sarawak at 082-411799 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/azaminfo.