Malaysia welcomes more than 1 million tourists after 2 months of border opening
People wear masks to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on February 24, 2022. (Photo: THX/VNA)
The above number is more than 50% of the target set by the Government Malaysia set out, it is welcoming 2 million international visitors this year.
Speaking to the press on June 5, Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Nancy Shukri said that the majority of tourists Malaysia entry from Singapore and more tourists from Japan, Iran and South Korea are expected.
Minister Nancy stated that one of the reasons why tourists choose to come to Malaysia is because in parallel with the reopening of the border, the country has lifted the mandatory quarantine points, screening checks. COVID-19 as well as removing the requirement to buy insurance. However, the problem the country is facing is the lack of tourism manpower to revive the smokeless industry.
To achieve the set goals, the Malaysian tourism industry has had many strategies, which focus on tourism combining conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and events.
Malaysia has reopened its borders since April 1. (Photo: CNN)
In order to attract tourists, the management agencies under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia have launched many promotions offering air tickets and hotel stays with discounts up to 35% up to 35%. end of June 2022.
Ms. Nancy Shukri said that Malaysia is expected to attract 2 million international tourists this year with 8.6 billion Ringgit (RM) in tourism revenue after reopen the border of the country from April 1.
Speaking to the press at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on April 1 when welcoming 220 passengers to Malaysia from Abu Dhabi, Minister Nancy said that the reopening of the border from April 1 will brought a big recovery to the tourism industry.
She added that on April 1 alone, there were about 100 flights to Malaysian airports, carrying more than 10,000 passengers, including foreign tourists.
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