Tourism floodgates expected to open

MELAKA: Tourism Malaysia is expecting a surge in tourist arrivals, especially from Asean and European countries.

Its Domestic and Event Division senior director Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof said, for now, the agency would continue with all previous plans, such as encouraging domestic tourism and holding international promotions.

“At the same time, we will continue organising physical exhibitions,” he said.

“The resumption of international flights to Malaysia also had a positive impact on tourist arrivals,” he told reporter after officiating the Jom Cuti-Cuti Malaysia 2022 Roadshow at a shopping mall here, Bernama reported.

Iskandar Mirza, who is also Tourism Malaysia’s deputy director of planning, expects over RM1mil would be generated from the three-day roadshow, which started yesterday.

He added that tourism receipts in eight previous events, including in Perak, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan and Johor amounted to RM8.03mil.

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