via Borneo Post, 27 September 2019: Last week I was at an archaeology conference organised by the Malaysian Department of Heritage and the Sarawak Museum. The theme was on promoting archaeotourism, and it was announced that Malaysia intends to nominate the Niah Caves as a World Heritage Site in the near future.
Sarawak is investing in physical and digital infrastructures to tap into the benefits of advanced technology and transition to digital tourism which will lead to opening up of many job opportunities and generating new revenue streams.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said this in his speech read out by Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at the International Conference on Archaeology 2019: Promoting Archaeology As Heritage Tourism in a hotel here yesterday.
“Tourism-related businesses are transforming themselves to stay relevant and enhance their competitive standards,” he said.
He added that this focus on digital and information technology is a powerful catalyst to economic growth and potentially creating more business opportunities which benefit the tourism industry.