The Association of Sarawak Inbound Agencies (ASIA) is a trade and industry body representing the business interests of Sarawak’s inbound tour operators. Founded in 2004, ASIA has its headquarters in Kuching and represents the majority of tour operators in Sarawak.
The Association aims to uphold the interests of inbound tour operators and promote travel & tourism, which forms a significant economic activity in the East Malaysian State of Sarawak.
ASIA was one of the founding component members of the Sarawak Tourism Federation (STF), the peak tourism body that represents hotels, tour operators, agents, restaurants, visitor attractions, transport providers, etc.
Our members’ core business focuses on the tours and activities sector. Currently, we have 29 members hailing from Kuching, Miri and Sibu. A list of members can be viewed in our Member Directory.
ASIA works closely with other tourism industry partners including the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB), Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA), Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), Sarawak Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports (MATCYS) and the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Tourism Malaysia (MOTAC).
Members of ASIA participate in travel fairs, seminars and workshops to help create awareness of Sarawak.
ASIA’s key areas of industry focus are:
Tourism Promotion – ASIA takes part in a wide range of activities to promote Sarawak as a destination and improve public awareness of the importance of the tourism industry.
Education & Training – ASIA takes a keen interest in education and training initiatives related to guiding and tour operations. The Association periodically organizes workshops, conferences and training sessions to enhance the skills and knowledge of its members.
Industry Partnerships & Collaboration – ASIA works with both government and private sector organizations on collaborative projects to enhance Sarawak’s tourism industry.
Representation & Campaigning – ASIA monitors government regulations, policies and licensing. If issues emerge that may have adverse implications for the tourism industry, we make suggestions and recommendations to relevant government agencies to improve policies and regulations.
Executive Committee (2017-2019)
Our Executive Committee includes experienced tourism industry professionals from a range of companies active in inbound tourism.
|Chairman||Mr. Philip Yong||Borneo Adventure|
|Deputy Chairman||Mr. Adam Lim||Borneo Transverse|
|Hon. Secretary||Mr. Chua Juan Chuan||Paradesa Borneo (One Wayang Tours)|
|Hon. Assistant Secretary||Mr. Gary Speldewinde||Ecogreen Holidays|
|Hon. Treasurer||Ms. Ho Jit Jun||Kuching Holidays & Car Rental|
|Hon. Assistant Treasurer||Ms. Susan Teo||Inter-Borneo|
|Committee Member 1||Mr. Panjanathen Sammy||Diethelm Travel (Sarawak|
|Committee Member 2||Mr. Oscar Choo||CPH Travel|
|Committee Member 3||Ms. Mok Viena||Catcity Holidays|