Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Economic crisis not hampering Sabah tourism

KOTA KINABALU: The global economic crisis has not hampered the state’s tourism industry.

The industry continues to flourish as evidenced by this year’s rise in number of tourist arrivals from Australia and Europe, said Tourism, Culture & Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.

Masidi said the number of Australians arriving in the State is up by 27 percent while for Europeans the figure has gone up by 22 percent.

He was speaking at the inaugural Singapore-Kota Kinabalu-Singapore flight by Jetstar Asia at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) yesterday. Also present at the event was his assistant, Bolkiah Haji Ismail.

Jetstar Asia, a budget airline, will be operating four flights a week and starting 20 December, it will be flying the Singapore-Kota Kinabalu-Singapore route on a daily basis.

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