Sabah - A shifting tide in 2021

Sabah - A shifting tide in 2021. [Newspaper] (2021)


The Land Below the Wind as it is often referred to, Sabah is a land of abundance. From the pristine shorelines to the mountainous peaks and her epic natural wonder of flora, fauna, and mystical rainforests, 2020 would have been yet another successful year had it not been for the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the country's strong tourism ammunition and the state's third-largest contributor that has the propensity to lure tourists from as far as Europe and the Americas, not forgetting its staple tourists from China, Sabah missed turning it into another golden year after registering positive tourism growth annually from about four years ago starting 2016. To be halted in its steps due to the Coronavirus is definitely a big blow to its grand plans but as the old adage goes, when one door closes, another opens, the steady rise of the crude palm oil prices from May (RM2,074/tonne) to December 2020 (RM3,621/tonne) had come in at the right time to save the day. All hopes are therefore not lost but a winded economy that had gone on a repeated cycle of start-stop throughout the year including the Sabah State Elections on 26 September 2020 that was blamed for the current third wave of the Covid-19 in the country had nevertheless left her citizens breathless, and worse some industry players permanently resigned as they buckled under the incremental pressures of minimal to zero business.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Tourism Management, Sabah Tourism, Sustainable tourism, Tourism Industry
Taxonomy: By Subject > Hotel & Tourism Management > Common Areas
By Subject > Hotel & Tourism Management > Tourism Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Hotel & Tourism Management
Depositing User: Ilya Nur Fateen Othman
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2021 14:23
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 14:23
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