NEW DELHI: Sabah is set to host an influx of more than 800 Indian leisure golfers starting next month.
This follows a fruitful follow-up by Sabah Tourism Board (STB) of an exploratory visit by a delegation of Indian golfing experts to Sabah in May this year, resulting in a surge of interest from avid Indian golfers.
Assistant Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister cum STB chairman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai projected an even larger turnout as these golf enthusiasts are anticipated to arrive accompanied by their families.
“We stand at the threshold of yet another exciting chapter in Sabah’s tourism journey as we are also expecting a group of Indian leisure golfers next year to have a tournament in Sabah.
“This prospect is firmly validated by our esteemed partners at Tourism Malaysia,” he said after a meeting with Anil Dev, a representative of Golf Plus India that manages the Indian golfers’ trip to Sabah.
Tourism Malaysia New Delhi targets 850 recreational and group golfers visiting from India to Sabah.Golf Plus India is expected to bring the Rotary golf group, a component of The South Asian Golfing Association for Rotarians, next February.
This will be a 250-person Rotary group with spouses from various nations in South Asia, with 75 per cent of the golfers being Indian.
Source : Daily Express