Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sabah Tourism Ministry Seeks Win-win Situation In Allowing Korean Tourist Guides In Sabah

KOTA KINABALU -- The Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry will seek a win-win situation in allowing South Korean tourist guides into the state.

In a dialogue session here Tuesday, the minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun, said the ministry would hold discussions with agencies such as the Malaysian Association of Tours and Travel Agents (Matta), Sabah Tourist Guides Association (STGA) and officers of the federal tourism ministry on the matter.

Earlier in the dialogue session, STGA chairman Daniel Doughty had raised the issue of South Korean tourist guides, seeking the state ministry's clarification on its effect on the income of local tourist guides.

Masidi urged all parties involved to look at the issue from various perspectives, and not solely from the welfare of tourist guides, including attracting more tourists to the state.