KUALA LUMPUR :Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal declared that the MATTA Fair 2019 was a terrific opportunity for Sabah to be promoted as a world-class premier eco-tourism desired destination .
He stated this was in line with the state’s target of striking four million tourist arrivals in 2019 , consisting 2 .57 million domestic individuals and the rest from overseas .
“I am glad to see that Sabah tourism has been proactive in implementing new products, enhanced services and productivity improvement. The state government will continue to support in transformation efforts.
“We are also constantly reviewing our tourism strategies to see how we can further enhance Sabah’s attractiveness as a destination for different groups of visitors.
“We will continue to work hard and look for areas where we can improve and do even better,” he said in his speech read by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew, who is also state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister.