KOTA KINABALU: Some 430,000 tourists from China visited Sabah last year and contributed more than RM1 billion in tourism receipts, with an average spending of over RM 2,500 per person.
Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu, Liang Caide said around 60,000 Chinese tourists spent their Chinese New Year holidays in Sabah this year.
“Sabah has become one of the most popular travel destinations for Chinese tourists.
“There are more than 100 direct flights connecting Kota Kinabalu to various cities in China every week.”
At the same time, Liang said the number of Sabahans visiting China for business, tourism, visiting friends and relatives had increased.
“Last year, the Consulate General issued 25,000 Chinese visas,” he said at the Chinese New Year celebration organized by Kota Kinabalu Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KKCCCI) here yesterday.
Liang said the cooperation between China and Sabah had created vast opportunities.
“More and more China firms have ventured into infrastructure development, hotel and residential property development, durian plantation and various other projects in Sabah.”
He said the prospect was bright for exchanges and cooperation between Sabah and China in the future.
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