The Brunei Association of Hotels has appointed a new Executive Committee for the next 2 year term.Heading up the new BAH Executive Committee is BAH President- Mohammad Irwan Goh, General Manager of The Rizqun International Hotel with Pg Dato Hj Jaludin Pg Mohd Limbang, Owner of Nazira Guesthouse as BAH Vice President. Other Executive Committee members are Cynthia Bong, General Manager of Brunei Hotel as Honorary Treasurer, Shamsul Bahrin Pehin Hj Ahmad, General Manager of Orchid Garden Hotel as Honorary Secretary and Executive Committee Members- Alex Riva, General Manager of Sheraton Utama Hotel, Manfred Keiler, General Manager of The Empire Hotel & Country Club, Bambi Sumadsad, Assistant Operations Manager of The Holiday Lodge and Simon Leong, General Manager of Traders Inn.
The main goal and focus of the BAH Executive Committee during their term is to further develop tourism by working closely together with other tourism partners, mainly Brunei Tourism.
“We are delighted to see that tourism has indeed grown and developed over the years in Brunei. This is due to the hard work and efforts by all tourism players in the Sultanate especially Brunei Tourism who has dedicated itself to promoting Brunei to the international market through various marketing initiatives,” said BAH President- Mohammad Irwan Goh.
“Together with the Executive Committee of BAH, we are very excited with our plans to further develop tourism and these include lobbying with Brunei Tourism and Royal Brunei Airlines on an extra flight from Kota Kinabalu, encouraging the development of careers within the hospitality industry amongst the youth in Brunei and the setting up of a kiosk at Brunei International Airport in order for guests to communicate directly with hotels of their choice upon arrival,” Mr. Goh added.
Other initiatives in the pipeline include for the first time ever, a Hospitality Charity Ball that is scheduled for the end of the year whereby part of the proceeds will be donated to a selected local charity and part of the proceeds will be injected into BAH in order for the association to have the support to strive to reach its objective of growing and developing tourism.