Tourism is the mainstay and the engine of growth of Semporna local economy as it brings economic, social and environmental benefits. Basically, it generates income and job opportunities which provide alternative livelihoods.
A vibrant business environment is supported by a vibrant tourism community, however, it thrive on the financial support of visitor spending. Sporting events, festivals and other special events all rely on visitors. Local people receive an improved quality of life with attendance of tourists.
Although thе numbers of tourists are on the rise, but the security, quality of attractions, and improved facilities, amenities and foods seem to be the most requested.