‘Don’t depend too much on tourists from China’

KOTA KINABALU: The state government is urged to look beyond China tourists. Karanan assemblyman Datuk Masidi Manjun said although the government’s efforts in bringing more tourists from China had been successful, it was dangerous to concentrate all its efforts there. He said the state should also boost domestic tourist numbers. “I am not asking the … Continue reading ‘Don’t depend too much on tourists from China’

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MASWings urged to reconsider decision on KK-Tawau, KK-Sandakan routes

SEMPORNA, Nov 11 (Bernama) -- The Sabah government has urged MASWings to reconsider its decision to stop servicing Kota Kinabalu-Tawau and Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan routes effective Jan 1 next year. Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the decision was a matter of serious concern because of the importance of air transportation to the … Continue reading MASWings urged to reconsider decision on KK-Tawau, KK-Sandakan routes

World’s safest – and least safe – holiday spots revealed

A report by Which?, the UK consumer magazine, has revealed that parts of the Middle East and North Africa are safer than some more popular global holiday destinations. Jordan has a lower risk of crime than France, Italy, the US and Thailand. Morocco has less crime and a lower risk of terrorism than most of … Continue reading World’s safest – and least safe – holiday spots revealed

Haj, Umrah pilgrims urged to take influenza, pneumococcal vaccines

PUTRAJAYA: Although taking influenza and pneumococcal vaccines for Haj and Umrah pilgrims is not made compulsory by the Saudi Arabian government, they are however much encouraged to take these two vaccines. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said comprehensive immunisation was encouraged before leaving for the Holy Land to provide the pilgrims with body … Continue reading Haj, Umrah pilgrims urged to take influenza, pneumococcal vaccines

Focus on selling local experiences, Unesco rep tells heritage sites

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 29 — Unesco Jakarta Cultural Unit Head Moe Chiba today said managers of world heritage sites should focus on selling experiences of the local cultures and arts so that tourists will keep returning to visit. She said tourists are now more sophisticated as they do not want to go back to a … Continue reading Focus on selling local experiences, Unesco rep tells heritage sites