Nancy: It’s safe for domestic tourism


  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Aug 2020

KOTA TINGGI: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry has assured domestic travellers that Malaysia is still a safe place to visit despite an increase in Covid-19 cases recently.

Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said this was due to the high discipline among Malaysians in adhering to standard operating procedure (SOP) when travelling domestically.

“The SOP in place is quite right where domestic travellers acted like they are frontliners when adhering to the rules, which shows they are highly disciplined.

“The positive Covid-19 cases being reported in our country are still under control and not as high as other countries, and this shows that Malaysia is safe to travel in,” she said at a press conference after accompanying Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on a visit to Desaru Coast here yesterday.

She also said that the occupancy rate among hotels was quite good.

“We can see high number of occupancy, especially during the weekends, and for hotels that are located along coastal and beach areas,” she said.

Nancy urged budget hotel operators to come out with ways to be more competitive during this period.

She said budget hotel operators found it difficult to compete with established hotel operators that offered low prices to attract domestic tourists.

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