Sunday, October 24, 2010

Booming business for Sandakan hotels

Sandakan: Business is booming for hoteliers in this east coast town of Sabah as party workers, supporters and election workers began to descend here ahead of the nomination day for the Batu Sapi parliamentary by-election.

Prominent hotels are fully booked from Monday as the nomination day for the by-election draws near, with those involved in the preparations, including the media, taking up residence much earlier.

Several hotels, when contacted, said they still had rooms for this weekend but not from Monday.

Premises with over 100 rooms such as the Swiss Inn Waterfront Sandakan, Sandakan Hotel and Sabah Hotel said they had been fully booked until middle of next week.

"However, we are fully booked again from Nov 1 to Nov 4," a spokesperson of one of the hotels said.

Even smaller accommodations like Leila Inn, which has nine rooms, are no longer available for the whole of the campaigning period of the by-election.

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