Kota Kinabalu: Sabah aims to complement the inaugural South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) flight from Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Philippines to Kota Kinabalu while continuing to market itself as the "premier nature-adventure destination in the world".
Welcoming the entourage on board the 32-seater Dornier 328 at Terminal Two, Friday, Sabah Tourism Board (STB) chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin said there's so much that Palawan and Sabah could offer.
"We feel the two destinations have so much to share to complement one another for its benefit.
"(And) with travelling period of only about an hour from Puerto Princesa to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is a good choice for a quick getaway as well as a first choice of travelling regionally to visitors from Puerto Princesa," he said.
While Sabah is not out to compete with its counterparts, he said both destinations have beautiful pristine beaches, lush tropical rainforest, a myriad of wildlife and unique cultures that are just waiting to be explored.
From January until August this year, Sabah recorded 45,229 tourists from the Philippines, a slight increase from the 44,465 arrivals during the same period last year. Nevertheless, Adlin said the STB would continue promoting and marketing Sabah as well as creating awareness on Sabah in the Philippines.
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