Friday, November 03, 2006

Airport work in Sabah hits tourist arrivals

KOTA KINABALU: Tourism arrivals to Sabah have not been up to mark for the first eight months of this year.

From January to August, tourist arrivals touched the 1.3 million mark compared with 1.2 million recorded for the same period last year.

However, since the target for this year is 2.2 million tourist arrivals, the state is feeling the heat in trying to achieve the target.

Last year, Sabah recorded 1.8 million tourist arrivals.

Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Karim Bujang said the state government was confident that the last two months would see a surge in tourist arrivals although it was difficult to reach the target.

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