SICC to be a meeting place for all

KOTA KINABALU:  Sabah continues to showcase its role model as the epitome of harmony and tolerance in Malaysia during the Christmas Day celebration on Sunday. The state unique values since time immemorial were displayed when a group of Muslims who had just returned from performing their pilgrimage in Mecca also joined the celebration together with…

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Air Arabia resumes direct flights to KL

Sharjah, UAE; Dec13: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) operator, has resumed its direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sharjah.  The direct flights will connect Kuala Lumpur International Airport with Sharjah International Airport with a frequency of three weekly flights starting from March 20, 2023 which will…

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Rural tourism operators told to transform to lure long and high spending visitors

KOTA KINABALU/Dec11: Rural tourism operators need to be committed in transforming their tourist sites to draw long-stay and high-spending visitors. Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Joniston Bangkuai said that their efforts and involvement need to be in line with the Sabah Tourism Board’s and the Federation of Rural Tourism Association Sabah’s strategic…

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Sabah to explore birding sites to incorporate with community-based tourism

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s rural areas hold great promise as a birding hotspot, opening up new educational and economic possibilities for the local community. Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Environment Datuk Joniston Bangkuai said birdwatching is an excellent activity to integrate into the community-based tourism initiative that will attract new visitors to the countryside. He…

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Sabah to diversify its market to Indian visitors

KOTA KINABALU/Dec 8: Since the Chinese visitors are not returning anytime soon, Sabah has decided to lure the Indian tourists which is now the fastest-growing outbound market. Assistant Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai said the state’s tourism industry was overly dependent on Chinese visitors before the pandemic and that it must now…

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Jafry urges Motac to promote and market Sabah

KOTA KINABALU/8Dec: Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister (KePKAS) Datuk Jafry Ariffin paid a courtesy on newly appointed federal Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister (Motac) Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing at Putrajaya. During the meeting, various issues were discussed including the renewal of licences for tour buses and vehicles rental faced by operators in Sabah….

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Matta Fair Sabah back due to strong demand

KOTA KINABALU/9 Dec: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) Fair Sabah is different from others because it emphasizes  more on promotions. Its Sabah and Labuan Chairman Lawrence Chin said the fair only allowed licensed agencies to participate and have always been a crowd puller for holiday packages. To further enhance visitors’ experience…

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