Sunday, January 24, 2010

Need to identify problems affecting Sabah tourism

Kota Kinabalu: Tell us both the good and bad sides of the story about the tourism industry in Sabah.

Making the call to the media fraternity, Friday, Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said it was important to tell the industry players their strengths and weaknesses for further improvement.

"Don't just be complimentary where we have done well while suppressing the negative aspects. There is a need to identify problems confronting the tourism sector in Sabah.

"Any bad news is most welcome for we can transform this bad news into good news.

"Unless and until we know the problems, there is a tendency for us to be complacent. And complacency will lead to a slide in the standard of service in the tourism industry," he said during the Sabah Tourism Media Night at the Cock and Bull at the KK Waterfront, here.

An appreciative Masidi gave the thumbs-up to media practitioners for the good coverage given to the tourism industry in Sabah.

"The media's contribution cannot be underestimated. The media industry has played a vital role in making Sabah well-known to the world.

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1 comment:

Rick said...

Great initiative by the Sabahan government to keep the focus on tourism real and beneficial for all visitors. Pointing out problems is just as important as providing services. For great places to visit in Sabah, check out Nature Escapes