Domestic tourism recovery will take time, say stakeholders

Khoo Gek San

While Chinese travellers used to make up the bulk of tourist arrivals, local industry players say these travellers now prefer to travel to the Middle East and Europe. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 6, 2022.

THE tourism industry will take time to recover after suffering a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and now with effects of the Russia-Ukraine war, industry players said.

They said the other factors, including high fuel prices, high air fares and shortage of manpower in the hotel and food and beverage industry are also hampering the sector’s recovery.

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