SEMPORNA: Members of Sabah Backpackers Association (SBA) are working together to offer diversified tourism products to attract travellers to stay longer in the state.
Its president Richie Lee said backpackers would get the opportunity to know Sabah more as they tend to stay longer.
“Backpackers rely heavily on word-of-mouth, social media and the Internet to choose and decide on their travelling destinations.
“After their visit to Sabah, we want them to go back to their countries and write good reviews that will attract more people to the state,” he said at an “End in Sipadan” programme, here, recently.
The programme is organised by the Sabah Tourism and Culture Ministry. SBA is a strategic partner that helps the ministry promote dive trails in Sabah.
Lee added that each operator should offer different products to allow divers to explore more.
“People usually fly to Semporna (in Tawau) and end up diving only in Sipadan, but Sabah is blessed with three seas (South China Sea, Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea) and there are definitely more diving trails to experience in the state.
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