KUCHING: Twenty tour agents from Hong Kong were pleasantly surprised by ‘exotic cats’ scattered around Pullman Hotel’s lobby when they arrived here on Saturday evening.
The tour agents are Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents (Hata) members, and they flew in using Hong Kong Airlines’ direct flight for a five-day visit to experience the state’s unique cultures, nature, adventure and food.
The ‘exotic cats’, who are performers from Sarawak Cultural Village, later presented a vibrant dance show to welcome them.
Pullman Hotel collaborated with Cat City Holidays and Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) to host a welcoming dinner for the group. They were treated to a variety of traditional delicacies and local delights, including ‘ayam pansuh’, midin, ‘umai’, ‘terung asam’ soup and beef rendang.
Cat City Holidays managing director Venia Mok told the guests that Sarawak was an excellent place to relax and for adventure.
Pullman Hotel general manager Terry Butt-Gow said his hotel offered exceptional service and warm hospitality for a comfortable stay.
SCB gave a video presentation to introduce Sarawak as one of the best destinations for conference, convention and other international events.
SCB was represented by its general manager Chew Chang Guan, its head of industry development Dylan Redas Noel and business development manager Donny Tan.