Wednesday, February 13, 2008

More hotel occupancy in Sabah

TUARAN: The average occupancy rate of hotels in Sabah stands above the national occupancy rate for the first half of last year.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said the rate for three and five star hotels was at 72 percent, which was 10 percent higher than the national rate of 62 percent.

He said this was the fruit of strong promotion by the state government and private tourism players to sell Sabah’s unique destinations overseas and within the country.

“I am glad to note that the government’s commitment to boost tourism by allocating funds for better infrastructure, such as the extension of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and construction of the Low Cost Carrier Terminal, is being matched by the private sector through the investment in new and innovative products.

“In the same period, Sabah created 402 new rooms to meet rising demand from international and local travellers,” he added.

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