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Sabah to introduce Mesej Tourism Programme to boost income of rural people

KOTA BELUD: The Sabah Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) will introduce a number of new programmes, including the Mini Estet Sejahtera (Mesej) Tourism programme, to economically empower the rural population. Minister Ewon Benedick said the programmes could help develop the rural tourism industry, highlighting the unique tourism attractions in the rural areas of the state.… Continue reading Sabah to introduce Mesej Tourism Programme to boost income of rural people

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Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

MANILA: The Philippines is closing its best-known holiday island Boracay to tourists for up to six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a “cesspool” tainted by dumped sewage, authorities said on Thursday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of… Continue reading Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

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Jeju Air flights expected to boost visitor numbers to Sabah, minister says

KOTA KINABALU, July 21 — Introduction of South Korean Jeju Air flights to Kota Kinabalu are anticipated to lead to higher visitor arrivals from that country, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun. Masidi also expressed optimism that new direct flights by the airline which launched its inaugural service to… Continue reading Jeju Air flights expected to boost visitor numbers to Sabah, minister says

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ASEAN gets serious about ecotourism development

ASEAN gets serious about ecotourism development Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Pakse, Laos RECOGNISING the high-yield, low-impact benefits of ecotourism, governments in South-east Asia are now putting serious efforts to develop this niche market by including sustainable and responsible travel in national planning policies. At the regional level, the first-ever ASEAN Ecotourism Forum (AEF) which took place in… Continue reading ASEAN gets serious about ecotourism development

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KK voted among best in Asia Pacific

December 8, 2015, Tuesday KK voted among best in Asia Pacific KOTA KINABALU: The city of Kota Kinabalu has been voted one of the best resort destinations by readers of CEI Asia, a publication for tourism and travel news, conferences, event and incentives. This puts Kota Kinabalu on the same level as Bali and Phuket,… Continue reading KK voted among best in Asia Pacific