During Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), and post-COVID-19, the Sabah government has dedicated itself to the rejuvenation of the tourism industry in the State, said Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew.
She said this was evident in the Sabah New Deal unveiled by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal last week Thursday.
She said that Sabah is paying close attention to its efforts to launch domestic tourism as RM22 million has been allocated under the Sabah New Deal to revitalize the tourism sector.
"Of the sum, RM10 million will be utilized for the upgrading of tourism infrastructure, RM7 million to offset the 50 per cent discount for entrance fees to tourist destinations and the remaining RM5 million is meant to finance the local hotel industry promotion incentives.
"I believe that with a concerted effort, concrete plans and strategies our industry can pull through this crisis and emerge stronger to bring Sabah back to its days of glory," she said in a statement.
Liew, who is also State Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Environment, has urged tourism players and tourism organizations to take advantage of the RM60 million allocated to promote the transition from the private to the digital economy under the Sabah New Deal.
She said the transformation to e-commerce is the best way to forward for the private sector in this new ordinary era to grab economic opportunities.
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