Thursday, February 04, 2016

Local travel agents, entrepreneurs to promote Sabah in China

KOTA KINABALU: A group of 23 local travel agents and entrepreneurs will embark on a business and familiarisation tour to Chongqing, China on March 1 to promote Sabah’s inbound tourism market.

The entourage to be headed by Sabah Association of Tour & Travel Agents (SATTA) chairman, Dato’ Seri Winston Liaw has also invited Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun to join the trip.

The invitation was accepted by Masidi when Winston and Kinsabina Group of Companies chief executive officer, Datuk Francis Goh paid him a courtesy call at his ministry’s office on Tuesday.

Masidi was invited to be the guest of honour to witness the signing of several memorandum of understandings between China charter flight agents and Winston as well as Francis under their partnership company, Borneo Airworld Sdn Bhd.

The signed agreement is expect to see 200 charter flights coming to Sabah from China, bringing in 10,000 passengers throughout the year.