JOHOR BARU: The Government will look into visa exemption for tourists from China, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz adding that the subject was discussed at the Cabinet meeting, Wednesday.
“The Cabinet should have discussed the visa fee exemption for tourists from China but we discussed a bigger issue, that is to exempt visas for tourists from China," he told reporters when visiting the Johor Premium Outlets here, Wednesday with Johor Tourism, Trade and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong.
Nazri said his Ministry and the Home Ministry had been directed by the Cabinet to conduct studies on the implications of the exemption.
He said both ministries needed to table the study at the next Cabinet meeting next week.
According to Nazri, Chinese tourist arrivals fell last year, despite 2014 being Visit Malaysia Year, as compared to the year before.“Despite the failure to meet the targets, the number of tourists and tourist income generated last year were higher than those recorded in 2013,” noted Nazri. – Bernama
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