Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Better air link for KK-Cebu

KOTA KINABALU: The State and Cebu governments hope to explore areas in which they can encourage airlines to put more direct flights to connect the State Capital and Cebu, Philippines.

Presently, there are only two weekly direct flights servicing the Kota Kinabalu-Cebu-Kota Kinabalu route, said Tourism, Culture and Environment minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun after receiving a courtesy call from Gwendolyn F. Garcia, the Governor of Cebu, Philippines yesterday.

“We need to improve on the air connectivity as this will help promote travels within the region itself,” he stressed after hearing that the Cebu governor had to travel via Manila and Kuala Lumpur before arriving in the State Capital.

Masidi said that he also discussed how the Sabah government and Cebu could work together in the promotion of tourism for mutual benefit.

“We believe that both Sabah and Cebu had good tourism products where people from both sides would be able to enjoy. We believe that we should also promote more regional tourism and this is where the Cebu-Sabah tie-up seems to make sense,” he said.

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