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MALAYSIA: SABAH STATE HAS FACILITIES, ATTRACTIONS TO CATER TO EUROPEAN, ASIAN TOURISTS

TAWAU, Sabah state, Malaysia The Sabah state Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry is planning to promote the state to Asian and European tourists as it has the facilities and attractions to cater for both tourist criteria.

Minister, Christina Liew said she was briefed on the different requirements, especially by European and Asian tourists pertaining to their tour plan, adding the state could accommodate both demands.

“Both ‘demands’ are being pursued to ensure that the one-million tourist target set for Sabah can be achieved.

“The ministry will promote Sabah state as a tourist destination with more packages to ensure that different requirements of the tourists are met and the industry will continue to thrive,” she told a press conference here yesterday.

Furthermore, Liew, who is also Deputy Chief Minister, said there were also certain matters which still required the attention of the ministry.

“(For) Example, I have received reports that the fee charged to foreign tourists to scale Mount Kinabalu or enter the National Park is high, and we need to look into this as we want tourists to return to the state and not be turned away due to the high fees.

The fee issue needs to be re-evaluated to ensure the industry is not affected by such feedback given by tourists, he said.

Source: NAM News Network

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