Malaysia Tourism Quality Assurance (MyTQA) Certificate has been given to Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Koisaan Cultural Village (KCV), which is considered the second to receive the certificate in Sabah.
The Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Environment, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew, said the certification is a very prestigious tourism service award given by The Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC), which showed Kadazandusun Cultural Association’s quality of service provided to its visitors. She said the main purpose of the certification and appreciation was to improve the services and quality of tourism products in Malaysia by the tourism industry players.
Yesterday, the launch of Sabah Food Festival 2019 and Sabah Homestay Carnival and official launching of Experiencesabah.com at KDCA in Penampang took place and Christina Liew’s speech was delivered by General Manager Sabah Tourism Board (STB) Noredah Othman.
In the event, Christina also praised and pointed the effort of the three organizers of the event, KDCA KCV, Sabah Homestay Association, and Experiencesabah.com, as a smart partnership between non-government organizations and business agencies. She said the collaboration was beneficial for the culture and tourism in Sabah and in line with the government’s aim to foster unity among all Malaysians.
Also present at the event were the political secretary of the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Jamil Datuk Hamzah and organizing chairperson from KDCA Zandi Sairah Indan.
KDCA president, Huguan Siou Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Datuk Kitingan in his speech said KDCA played its role in Sabah economic development through tourism. He added saying that the event showcased Sabah’s multicultural community through various signature dishes and he further hopes the festival to be an annual event, gradually.
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