LABUAN ,Feb 9 — The Malaysian tourism business must ship a transparent message to the world within the wake of the continued 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) an infection: Malaysia is secure to go to.
Deputy Tourism Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik known as on tourism gamers to financial institution on Malaysia’s previous experiences and experience in dealing with virus infections to retain the ‘really feel good issue’ loved by the business by persevering with to organise tourism programmes and actions, albeit with mandatory preventive measures.
He stated the Tourism, Arts and Tradition ministry has ready quick time period methods, or ‘Fast Wins’ to assist the tourism business counter the results of the 2019-nCoV an infection.
These methods will make sure the business stay sturdy and buoyant regardless of having to face an unanticipated setback within the type of the novel virus, which originated in China’s Wuhan metropolis two months in the past,
Whereas acknowledging that the coronavirus state of affairs had impacted the worldwide tourism business inside a brief interval, he stated Malaysia has designed quick time period methods to guard its tourism market and gamers.
These embody boosting promotional efforts for its home market by way of the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia marketing campaign, he added.
“For instance, with programmes such because the ‘Better of Labuan Vacation Packages 2020’ being launched right here tonight, many extra Malaysians will have the ability to get pleasure from journeys over right here and assist enhance home tourism, which has all the time been the spine of the nation’s tourism business,” he stated when launching the tourism bundle right here final evening.
Earlier, Muhammad Bakhtiar heaped reward on Labuan’s potential as a promising and marketable tourism vacation spot.
Regardless of simply having a complete space of 92km², he stated Labuan had a lot to supply, significantly its nature-based and heritage sights, including that the off-shore monetary centre might be internet hosting greater than 100 tourism-based occasions this yr.
Among the many signature occasions to look ahead to, he stated, embody the Labuan Worldwide Sea Problem (LISC — June 26-28); Borneo Arts Competition (Sept 25 – 27); Sports activities Tourism Carnival (Oct 19 – 20) and Labuan Remembrance Day on Nov 8. — Bernama