Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sabah Tourism: Our Direction

A thought worthy comment about Sabah Tourism from Daniel Doughty's "Does It Really Matter" blog:

Whenever I think of tourism destination in sabah, i’ll start thinking of all the beautiful places there is and how lucky we are to be a sabahan to have such rich biodiversity and culture to present to the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, I must admit that the tourism destination in sabah is getting dryer, for the past 6 years or so, there have been introduction of tourism area and product. Some make it and some don’t., some man made and some are naturally one of its mother nature’s kind of intervention.

Are we at this stage required to create a lot of man made tourism product to attract more diverse tourist and cater to many tourism market. Or shall we continue with what we have and continue to see the tourism product die naturally through overcrowding, mismanagement, etc.

Let take Mt Kinabalu for example, the demand for this mountain is at its peak so much so the need to privatize its accommodation to cater for the tourism standard were approved. Then somebody got greedy, private company who were suppose to manage its accommodation started to run themselves as a travel agent thus resulting in monopolizing the market and leaving other small travel agent disappointed due limited space allocated for them.

Continue reading (incl. pics) at: Sabah Tourism: Our Direction

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