Can domestic tourists help Malaysia's travel sector recover amid Covid-19?


More Malaysians are exploring their respective states amid the Covid-19 pandemic. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the tourism sector in the country. If the sight of deserted hotel lobbies and airports aren’t testament enough, one need only look at official tourism data.

Last week, Tourism Malaysia reported that tourist arrivals to the country dropped by 83.4% in 2020 with the country only welcoming about four million tourists.

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