As such, MOTAC will continue to formulate more aggressive and strategic promotional campaigns to boost the country’s tourism sector.
As interstate travel is now allowed in Malaysia, tourism activities have been given the green light to proceed, per the latest statement by Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC) Minister, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri; as shared in a statement following the announcement on overall travel by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Following up, she added that children under the age of 18 can travel with their parents or guardians, who must be fully vaccinated.
The announcement by the PM was good news that had been long been awaited by the tourism industry in hopes of reviving the local tourism, arts, and culture sector, she said. Minister Nancy believes this move could help ensure the survival of workers in the chain of the sector affected by the pandemic.
She further expressed her hope that the implementation of interstate travel can help revive the tourism, arts, and culture sectors and further rebuild the country’s economy.
To revive the tourism sector, one of the focuses outlined in the Tourism Recovery Plan by MOTAC was to restore tourists’ confidence in the level of safety at a tourist destination.
“MOTAC will strive to ensure that the country’s tourism sector is able to generate revenue continuously and will continue to formulate more aggressive and strategic promotional campaigns to boost the country’s tourism sector,” Nancy said.
She further encouraged visitors who wanted to take part in tourism activities to undergo the COVID-19 test before travelling and to comply with all standard operating procedures (SOP) issued from time to time by the National Security Council, the Ministry of Health and the relevant ministries and agencies.
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