Sabah to be developed as health tourism destination for Indonesian tourists

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is keen to leverage on the possible immediate routes from Indonesia to boost the state as a well being tourism vacation spot to the neighbouring travelers.

State Tourism, Tradition and Setting Minister Datuk Jafry Ariffin explained they are at this time in talks with Indonesian airline Batik Air on connecting various Indonesian places with the point out funds.

“Among the new routes reviewed consist of Pontianak, Balik Papan and Kalimantan.

“In line with the new routes, the Ministry needs to acquire Sabah as a wellbeing tourism destination.

“We have quality and high requirements in the health care expert services sector.

“So, I am self-assured it is the appropriate time for Sabah to advertise the most recent services made available by hospitals in this article, especially to the Indonesian sector,” he mentioned in a statement on Thursday (Aug 4).

Jafry said this subsequent a assembly with Batik Air main government officer Captain Mushafiz Mustafa Bakri and the airline’s common supervisor Muhammad Ariff Abdul Aziz in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (Aug 3).

According to Jafry, Sabah need to totally utilise the recent expanding development of health and fitness tourism, as visitors from this sector have the possible to shell out a lot more than regular vacationers.

“And with the wellbeing tourism network and hyperlinks, it will open up a doorway for vacationers to investigate ‘nature healing’ concept locations in Sabah, as Sabah is regarded for its lush character which can produce a favourable affect in the healing approach.

“Therefore, I hope to see these new routes realised in the close to foreseeable future, as obtain in phrases of flight connectivity plays an vital function to attract the section of visitors from the neighbouring nation,” he included.