Friday, June 29, 2007

Tourist arrivals to Sabah revised down to 2.3mil

Kota Kinabalu: Tourist arrival figures for Sabah have been revised from 2.7 million to 2.3 million this year due to the on-going expansion of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).

However, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Masidi Manjun, said work on the airport terminal and runway had not stopped tourists from coming over to Sabah.

As the second busiest airport after the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), he said KKIA is one of the top choices among travellers coming to Malaysia.

In fact, he said many destinations in the State surpass that of other states in terms of tourist arrivals.

"There are tourists who come here just for the seafood like the Singaporeans. The first thing in their minds when coming here is the seafood," he said at the opening of 13th Food Pack Exhibition 2007 and 6th Hotel and Catering Exhibition 2007 at Sabah Trade Centre, here, Thursday.

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