Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More villages for Sabah homestay programme

KOTA KINABALU: The State Government wants to identify more villages that can be involved in the homestay programme.

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun said that as of to date, there are only 186 homestay operators in Sabah.

“We are still lagging behind in terms of participation in the homestay programme,” he said in his speech at the launch of the ‘Home Stay Development Seminar in Sabah’s Tourism Sector: Prospects and Challenges for Bumiputra Women Entrepreneurs” held at a hotel here yesterday.

The speech was read by the ministry’s assistant minister, Datuk Karim Bujang.

In Malaysia, there are 1,583 homestay operators, with Sabah being the second highest in terms of participation.

In view of Sabah richness in nature, Sabah should be the example of other States in the country where homestay programme is concerned, he said.

“We have everything. We are rich in natural resources which itself is an attraction to tourists. We also have an environment which is suited for eco-tourism.

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