Thursday, January 24, 2008

Encouraging signature resorts in Sabah

Kota Kinabalu: Initiatives to develop the State's tourism industry in the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) will see the creation of new tourism products anchored by signature resorts, among others.

With the completion of the new Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) this year and the impending Asean open skies policy in 2009, there is need to intensify the development of new tourism products to cater to the increasing number of tourist arrivals.

Also, over the last few decades, there has been an up-market trend in tourism.

The SDC strategy, therefore, is to attract renowned signature resorts such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La and Bvlgari, to anchor new tourism products such as spa and wellness tourism in Kundasang and marine tourism in the islands.

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