Sunday, January 27, 2008

More hotels needed in Sabah to meet tourist boom

PENAMPANG: Many new hotels are being built to provide some 4,000 rooms for holiday makers.

And with the launch of the Sabah Development Corridor, the state would see more hotels constructed.

Currently the state still needs some 6,000 rooms to meet the increasing number of visitors making Sabah their holiday destination.

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said:” Considering that we are receiving a big number of tourists, accommodations will be an inevitable problem. If we look at the bright side, it is not a bad thing after all as it simply indicates the progress of our tourism industry.”

As of end of 2007, there were 294 hotels in Sabah compared to 279 in 2004 and “I am pleased to tell you that there are many more new hotels coming up in the near future”.

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