KOTA KINABALU: The development of the tourism industry in Sabah will focus on Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) as another growth sector.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said the state had plenty to offer in terms of facilities and the capability to hold such events. “Modern infrastructure, wide-ranging facilities, top-class accommodation and our proven track record in hosting numerous major international events will help us achieve this goal,” he said adding that Sabah also enjoyed strong federal and state relations.
Musa who is also the Finance Minister said this at the International CEO’s Conference (ICC) 2008 Thank You lunch at a hotel here yesterday. The ICC2008 was successfully held from June 15-17.
MICE is the fastest growing section of the international tourism market and is steadily capturing the attention of hoteliers. As a destination that is gaining global popularity, he said Sabah was gaining pace alongside Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as an ideal venue for MICE.
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