IPOH: Tourism Malaysia has come up with domestic packages with special rates for civil servants.
Its northern region deputy director, M. Yoganthiran said the packages include tours and accommodation.
"We are waiting for the interstate travel ban to be lifted because the packages we promoted have received good response from the public.
"Many have booked the packages beforehand and we are predicting the domestic tourism sector will bounce back once interstate travel is allowed," he told reporters at a hotel here Wednesday (March 31)
Yoganthiran said although the pandemic had affected tourism, things would change for the better.
"We will be meeting tourism players from Penang, Perak, Penang and Perlis to discuss the possibility of creating more interesting tourism packages as well as discussing other tourism-related issues," he said.
"Now that Toursim Malaysia has a northern region office, we will be able to create more tourism products that involve all four northern states.
"For example, Perak has its own signature coffee. Perhaps we can come up with a coffee-trail visit where tourists can see how and where coffee is produced," he said.
In January, Perak state Tourism committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi said the state was expecting at least five million domestic tourists to visit this year.
She said the state would continue to promote its #TravelPerakLah tagline and launch new products to boost tourism in the state.