Tourism Malaysia and GoPro launch expedition to Sabah
From exciting city quests to exotic beach getaways, mountaintop retreats – and everything in between – Malaysia certainly has it all, with so much just waiting to be seen and discovered.
KOTA KINABALU – With the easing of travel restrictions and the reopening of Malaysia’s leisure and tourism industry, local residents have sought to sate their appetite for adventure and discovery by exploring the many wonderful holiday destinations that this beautiful country has to offer. From exciting city quests to exotic beach getaways, mountaintop retreats – and everything in between – Malaysia certainly has it all, with so much just waiting to be seen and discovered.
For 21 GoPro content creators, it was certainly an opportunity for adventure and discovery when they were recently taken on a lush 3-day, 2-night tropical getaway to Sabah’s Bungaraya Island Resort. The retreat is a continuation of the Dream Malaysia campaign by GoPro and Tourism Malaysia to amplify the success of last year’s campaign which sought to celebrate the beauty of local lifestyle and travel through video production.
“GoPro is delighted to be part of the reopening of travel and tourism in Malaysia, starting with excursions to Gaya Island and other parts of Sabah. Working with Tourism Malaysia and ECHO Resorts has allowed us to bring GoPro creators to some of the world’s most must-see destinations to capture the diverse beauty of East and West Malaysia.,” mentioned Rick LougheryVice President of Global Marketing and Communications at GoPro.
“Dream Malaysia seeks to inspire and amaze through the production of videos that showcase the country’s destinations and there’s no better way to do that than with the unique perspectives and immersive angles that only a GoPro camera can provide. .,” he added.
Content creators certainly had an unforgettable experience when ECHO Resorts closed all tropical paradise of Bungaraya Island Resort, perched on the hills of Polish Bay on Gaya Island. They were accommodated on full board for the duration of the retreat, including accommodation, meals and a plethora of activities including diving, snorkeling, sailing, paddleboarding and kayaking in the mangroves , among others.
Meanwhile, the excursion also saw the GoPro team explore other hidden wonders in Sabah, while engaging in activities such as river tubing at Tambatuon Eco-Village and visiting Tamu Kundasang and Lasau Podi.
“With Malaysia’s borders reopening, the continuation of the Dream Malaysia campaign kicks off at a truly opportune time. We are confident that the incredible video content created using GoPro’s state-of-the-art technology will play an incredibly instrumental role in showcasing Sabah and other local destinations around the world, especially those with an insatiable appetite for adventure travel.,” mentioned Dato’Hj. Zainuddin Abdul Wahab, Managing Director of Tourism Malaysia.
“This collaboration between Tourism Malaysia and GoPro is also a testament to the enormous potential for economic development that can be realized through public-private partnerships, which can be strategic and instrumental tools to accomplish what neither of them can. can do alone. But together, the sum can truly be greater than its parts. We certainly look forward to working with GoPro to realize the dream of what we hope will be a truly successful campaign in every way. As Malaysia welcomes international visitors, let the adventure begin!” he added.