SABAH is still a favoured destination among foreign tourists, said Tourism, Environment and Culture Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun.
He said this is proven by tourist arrivals last year, which totalled 2.8 million, surpassing the target set.
"Sabah remains the favourite choice among the tourists, especially the foreigners, due to our security, harmony, peace, friendliness and hospitality of the people.
"Tourist arrivals last year was more than that in 2010 where the State registered 2.63 million tourists," he said.
Masidi said this in his speech before flagging off a motorcycle convoy of 150 big bikers, headed by State Commissioner of Police Datuk Hamza Taib, for a crime prevention awareness campaign in Kepayan.
The participants were from the Sabah Big Bikers Club, Temburong Big Bikers Club from Brunei Darussalam, Pamoda Big Bikers Club and a group of police personnel from the Sabah police contingent.
The two-day convoy will make four stops at four police stations at Papar, Beaufort, Sipitang and Tenom to enhance public awareness.