Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sabah tourism expected to rebound this year

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah tourism industry is expected to rebound in 2015 as issues surrounding the industry has been addressed, said Bank Negara Malaysia Assistant Governor Marzunisham Omar.

“We hope that having resolved the situation, we can actually promote and strengthen back the tourism industry for Sabah. The tourism industry is a big sector in the Malaysian economy and a big sector in Sabah too.

“We hope the Tourism Ministry would attract tourists to come and spend (here),” he told reporters after the economic outlook 2015 forum here yesterday.

It was organised by the Sabah Malaysian International Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MICCI).

However, Marzunisham said lower crude palm oil prices would affect Sabah’s economy this year.

“Following my engagement with some of the Sabah companies, I remain optimistic on certain projects that have been going on,” he added.

On the potentials of the economic sector, Marzunisham said aquaculture would be a good prospect in Sabah and it was “something that we need to continue to focus on and assist (to boost the industry),” he added.