KOTA KINABALU – When Sabah faced a decline of Chinese tourist’s arrival last year; the tourism sectors was effected with a -3.7 per cent drop in the overall tourist arrival in 2014.
Thus, shifting to other market seems to be the best result. The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun stated that India is another potential continent that the state should look into.
“Last year there have been a surged in the arrival of Indians in Malaysia; so Sabah should be looking into in bringing more the Indian tourist arrivals in state,” he said to reporters at the Festival of India in Malaysia, last night.
He disclosed that Sabah is also a preferred wedding location for the Indians and see this as one of potential niche market for the state.
According to Tourism Malaysia, between January and October last year, there are 643,335 Indian tourists arrival to Malaysia and increase of 20.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. – By FizahYusof/SayangSabah