Malaysia maintains tourism target, bets on locals and non-Chinese visitors

Malaysia maintains tourism target, bets on locals and non-Chinese visitors

19.2.2020

Malaysia maintains tourism target, bets on locals and non-Chinese visitors

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia expects to meet its target of a record 30 million tourists this year by redirecting its marketing efforts to local and other markets as arrivals from coronavirus-hit China fall, a tourism official told Reuters on Wednesday.

– Malaysia expects to meet its target of a record 30 million tourists this year by redirecting its marketing efforts to local and other markets as arrivals from coronavirus-hit China fall, a tourism official told Reuters on Wednesday.

While numbers on tourist arrivals for January aren’t yet available, Malaysia has imposed a temporary ban on visitors from Chinese provinces placed on lockdown by the Chinese government, in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Malaysia has reported 22 confirmed cases so far.

According to the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), tourists from fellow Southeast Asian countries and India are some of the other big contributors to the visitors tally.

Read more: Manila Bulletin News

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