Assistant Minister of Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Pang Yuk Ming hoped that the relevant authority in Macau could assist in restoring direct flights between Sabah and Macau.
Pang said there used to be direct flights servicing the Macau-Kota Kinabalu route several years ago.
“Although both Macau and Kota Kinabalu are tourism destinations, they differ in nature,” he said at the Belt and Road Initiative of Tourism Development Conference organized by the Macau Malaysian Chamber of Commerce for the Malaysia China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah branch here. .
“Macau offers entertainment and cosmopolitan modernity, whereas Sabah offers nature.
“I believe by working together, we can offer attractive tourism packages that boost the tourism and economic developments of Sabah and Macau.”
Hence, Pang hoped that the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) could consider helping restore direct flights to Kota Kinabalu.
Meanwhile, MGTO director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes responded positively to Pang’s suggestion, adding that her office would act on the request at the governmental level.
She also encouraged the private sector, including chambers of commerce to voice their suggestion and desire to restore Kota Kinabalu-Macau direct flights to airline companies.
The conference also saw the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) in establishing cooperative ties between Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Satta) and Macau Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, as well as a memorandum in strategic partnership between MCCC Sabah branch and Macau Malaysian Chamber of Commerce.
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