Monday, December 01, 2008

More flights vital for Sabah’s tourism sector

KOTA KINABALU: The continuous improvement of air accessibility in Sabah would see the State having a stronger tourism growth in years to come.

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said remarked that with 96 percent of its tourists arriving by air, even the slight increase of number of direct flights from 101 to 107 weekly this year would see bigger numbers of arrivals.

“This would lead to a more vibrant tourism landscape in future,” she said at the launching of the Sabah-level of The Malaysia Savings Sale 2008 at 1Borneo yesterday.

Expressing her confidence on Sabah’s tourism outlook, Azalina noted that the State had recorded a rise in the number of domestic tourists by about nine percent this year.

And though the number of international tourist arrivals dropped by 19.2 per cent over the same period, the various tourism sectors showed a healthy growth, she said.

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