A SUM of RM1mil has been approved by Selangor government to help boost local tourism.
As overseas travel is still banned, the state is hoping to encourage the public to visit tourism spots in Selangor.
State investment, industry and commerce, and small medium enterprises committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim said the funds had been approved but the state and Tourism Selangor were still working out the details.
“The money will be given out via a digital coupon so those travelling will be able to get a discount at certain hotels, restaurants and other tourist spots in Selangor, ” he said.
They plan to digitise the application and redemption process to help reduce paperwork and minimise physical interaction as everything would be done through the smartphone.
Teng, who is also Bandar Baru Klang assemblyman, said this during a photography session he organised in Klang town.
To help boost tourism, Teng gathered 10 prominent photographers to capture images of the royal town.
They comprised eight Klang photographers and two travel photographers.
During the two-day photography excursion, they went to the Royal Klang Museum, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Klang Convent School and Little India, among other places.
Apart from historical landmarks, the group also took shots to showcase food and culture.
“We hope that people will see the beauty of Klang and visit places here.
“We are also doing this in conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur Photography Online Festival between Aug 19 and Sept 19 to showcase the best work, ” said Teng.
Jomy Yaw was one of the photographers who took part and helped organise the excursion.
He also runs and owns a hostel plus co-working space in town.
Yaw said tourism players must work harder to promote Klang attractions to Malaysians.