KOTA KINABALU – Tourism industry players in Sabah should take the opportunity to enhance their competitiveness and service quality to meet the challenges ahead, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
He said the government had provided various assistance and facilities to assist them improve the quality of their services.
“Among them, the government has provided various incentives to industry players through several programmes such as the Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund which offers financing facilities in the form of loans.
“The government has also set up the Special Tourism Fund, which is a loan facility for small and medium sized entrepreneurs. As such I ask all tourlsm industry players to take the opportunity to advance their services,” he said at a session with the Sabah tourism industry players here today.
With the opportunity being provided by the government, he was confident these stakeholders would achieve their goals and targets set.
On the programme, Masidi said the session was to brief the tourism industry players in Sabah on government programmes that could assist local tourism industry besides being a platform for the ministry to share the directions of the state’s tourism industry.
“During the session, we can also provide explanations on tax exemption incentives, among others, through the registration of tourism projects and Malaysia Tourism Quality Assurance (MyTQA),” he added. – BERNAMA