Reopening borders: Malaysia's tourism sector will focus on small group tours

The tourism sector in Malaysia will focus on small group tours when the country fully reopen its borders, says a senior tourism official. - Filepic

The tourism sector in Malaysia will focus on small group tours when the country fully reopen its borders, says Tourism Malaysia senior director (domestic & events division) Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof.

"Mass tourism might not be suitable at this point in time. We will focus on attracting smaller groups of tourists to comply with standard operating procedures," he said at the My Destination Sabah & Labuan roadshow in Putrajaya.

Iskandar added that the tourism sector in the country is ready to welcome international tourists again once the borders reopened.

He, however, noted that the situation will depend on whether or not other countries allow their citizens to travel for tourism purposes.

"Over at Tourism Malaysia, we really encourage international visitors to experience the many new tourism products in the country," he said.

Some of these include community-based tourism initiatives and experiential tours that are closer to nature.

Iskandar also stressed the importance of domestic tourism in reviving the industry.

"We encourage Malaysians to continue travelling within the country and explore the many tourism attractions here," he said.

My Destination Sabah & Labuan roadshow aims to stimulate domestic tourism activities in Sabah and Labuan.
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