Saturday, January 23, 2010

2.3 mln tourists to bring in RM4 bln for Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Some 2.3 million tourists are expected to arrive in Sabah this year, bringing in an estimated RM4 billion for the tourism industry, said Sabah Tourism Board chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Zainal Adlin Tengku Mahmood.Last year, 2.33 million tourists visited the Land Below the Wind, which drew in RM3.8 billion for the state.

“In 2015, we expect 3.55 million tourists to visit Sabah and bring in RM8 billion,” he said in his presentation during the launch of Meeting & Incentive in Sabah and Labuan guidebook at Kampung Nelayan restaurant here Thursday.

He added that the Kota Kinabalu International Airport was the busiest airport after Kuala Lumpur International Airport, with 140 scheduled flights a day.

Even so, the number of flights synergised with the number of hotel rooms available for tourists, he added.

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