Unlock the charms of Sabah’s Kaamatan Festival

Sabah’s districts are urged to embrace the creation of an immersive and comprehensive Kaamatan calendar, designed to highlight the vibrant tapestry of the region’s Kaamatan Festival. Assistant Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister, Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, has proposed this initiative to unveil the hidden gems of small-scale celebrations in picturesque rural villages, providing tourists with the…

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Sustainable tourism crucial for industry future

Tourism Malaysia has emphasized the importance of raising awareness about sustainable tourism, ensuring the industry’s long-term future. Its Senior Director Strategic Planning Division, Saidi Bundan highlighted the significance of sustainable tourism in line with the National Tourism Policy (2020-2030). This policy aims to transform Malaysia’s tourism sector through public-private sector partnerships and digitalisation for sustainable…

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Youngsters prefer travelling over buying luxury items

The Generation Z and Millennials prioritise dream vacations over luxury purchases, said Tourism Malaysia. Its Senior Director of Domestic and Events Division, Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof said research showed many prefer to book hotels that offer spa and wellness services. Based on American Express 2023 Global Travel Trends Report, the young travellers plan to spend…

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MATTA Fair Sabah saw 90 booths, 50 exhibitors

MATTA Fair Sabah made its debut at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), offering members an opportunity to expand their business and boost sales. According to Lawrence Chin, the chairman of MATTA Sabah Chapter, there were 90 booths featuring 50 exhibitors showcasing a variety of products, tour and travel packages. The majority of participating companies…

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Indian’s golfers seeing Sabah beyond golfing

Indian golfers have discovered the allure of Sabah, seeing it as more than just a golfing destination. A group of five golf enthusiasts arrived in the state and were immediately captivated by the breathtaking scenery and warm hospitality of Kota Kinabalu. Organized by Tourism Malaysia, their four-day familiarization tour aims to showcase the diverse attractions…

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MATTA Sabah Fair on May 19-21 at SICC

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Sabah Chapter is hosting the largest travel fair from May 19 to 21 at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC). This highly anticipated event is expected to attract visitors of all kinds, with 90 booths featuring regional and international exhibitors. As Malaysia enters the endemic phase,…

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