KULAI: The Johor state government aims to set up tourist information centres in all 10 districts in the state.
State Women Development and Tourism Executive Committee chairman Liow Cai Tung said these centres would provide tourists with information on unique attractions in the district.
She said this during a dialogue session with the Johor Associated Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JACCCI) here on Thursday.
Liow said currently such information centres were only available in a few districts.
“In order to fully showcase what Johor has to offer, we should first do the necessary preparations such as providing an information centre,” she said.
Liow added that the state government aims to focus on developing Muar as a prime tourist destination.
She said Muar, like Malacca, was a historical town that would attract local and foreign tourists alike.
“There are hourly bus trips between Malacca and Muar which makes it convenient to draw the existing tourists from the neighbouring state, such as solo travellers and backpackers,” she said.
During the dialogue session, JACCCI chairman Tan Sri Lim Bah also handed over a memorandum to Liow, highlighting their hopes for the new government to bring in more opportunities for local businesses especially in the tourism sector.