Groups warn Chinese tourist influx could overwhelm under-staffed hotels

Angie Tan

While Malaysia’s 30-day visa-free travel policy for citizens of China is good news for the country’s tourism, the influx of tourists could yet overwhelm under-staffed hotels here. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 7, 2023.

THE shortage of workers in the hospitality industry could just put a damper on the possible influx of tourists from China, following the implementation of visa-free travel, tourism industry players said.

Malaysian Business Hotel Association deputy president Jarod Chia told The Malaysian Insight as it is, they are finding it difficult even to cope during weekends or school holidays.

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  • Again - businesses are eager to profit but not to train local staff or pay them a fitting salary. Import more foreigners they cry and then wonder why there is a housing shortage.

    Posted 2 months ago by Malaysia New hope