IPOH: More than RM10bil turnover is expected for Visit Perak Year 2024, says Loh Sze Yee.
The Perak Tourism state committee chairman said they are also targeting a total of 3.5 million domestic tourists and 35,000 international tourists to visit Perak.
"We have prepared an abundance of new and upgraded tourism products for the tourists.
"Not only are we focussing on promoting the state’s tourism to domestic tourists, we are also promoting it globally including an upcoming trip by tourist agents from Vietnam and Thailand scheduled this June and July," he said during a press conference at the state secretariat building here Friday (May 19).
In 2019, it was reported that Perak recorded RM7.8bil turnover in the tourism industry.
He said the state had set up several plans to ensure the success of Visit Perak Year.
"We are working with all local councils in the state where they are focussing on upgrading facilities such as toilets, stalls and signboards.
"During the recent exco meeting, we approved an additional RM7mil budget for facilities upgrade and promotions for Visit Perak Year," he said, adding that the state would also introduce the Perak Pass mobile application.
"The app is similar to any well-known tourism app where users can book hotels and attractions.
"But this app is a special one as it focuses primarily on Perak’s tourism products," he said.