VM2020 : Attract More Tourist by Realization the “Green Tourism” in Sabah.
In Sabah, only a few tourism practitioner who were concerned about the “Green Tourism” practices and not getting the serious attention about the issues.
Internationally, there is a growing demand from customers who care about the environment even when they are on vacation and traveling abroad which known as the “Green Tourist”.
Sabah have a lot of potential to become the destination for Green Tourism Practices because of the green nature that surrounding this State in Northern Borneo.
The concept of ‘Green Tourism’ is an opportunity for local and foreign tourists to explore the natural landscapes of Sabah while enjoy clean air and see the diversity of wildlife and vegetation.
There are many islands and beautiful coral reefs in Sabah that are the main destination and reasons for local and foreign tourists.
Many foreign tourists come to see the natural beauty and do recreational activities such as diving and snorkelling.
As a result of high demand, the number of tourist visits exceeds the load capacity. Human recreational activities and weather factors (28o – 30oC) have contributed to coral decline.
The diversity of the surroundings is a basic source of tourism, where without the protection, the tourist attraction will simply disappear.
Tourism’s responsibility and the green hotel industry operators need to preserve and conserve the environment together by conserving water, reducing energy consumption and reducing solid waste to ensure the future quality of life.
It is the right time to realize the “Green Tourism” into Sabah in to attract more local and foreign tourist visit Sabah, especially for the next year, Visits Malaysia 2020.