IPOH, Nov 30 (Bernama) -- Hotel operators in Perak, especially in the city, should consider providing shuttle service to enable their patrons to go sightseeing or visit popular tourist destinations in the state.
State Tourism, Arts, Culture, Communication and Multimedia Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said the shuttle service would definitely help in overcoming transportation issues faced by local and foreign tourists.
"Hotel operators should really consider providing shuttle service as public transportation, such as buses and taxis are limited and quite time-consuming, hence making it difficult for their patrons to go sightseeing," she told reporters after opening the new 12-storey Cititel Express Hotel here today.
She said hotel operators statewide should also be prepared to offer better services and alternatives to their potential customers as more local and foreign tourists were expected to flock the state with the opening of the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) Theme Park in May next year.
At a separate event, Nolee Ashilin announced that the Koloni Karyawan Amanjaya (Port) would organise its 2015 Festival at Dataran Ipoh starting Saturday in conjunction with its fourth anniversary.
Among the activities lined up for the two-day festival were antique bicycle show and contest, performance by street musicians and hip-hoppers, as well as photography, caricature, cartoon and animation demonstrations and exhibition.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir is expected to launch the festival, she added.