‘Premium’ tourists key to reviving industry

Khoo Gek San

A tourist wearing a mask while walking on a sidewalk in Kuala Lumpur. Not many travellers are willing to spend up to two weeks in quarantine and at their own cost, say tourism associations. – AFP pic, October 31, 2020.

ATTRACTING premium tourists when the borders reopen should be made a priority as these travellers are willing to pay more and spend a longer time in Malaysia, said industry players.

They said normal travellers would be put off by the new norms necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, including having to spend up to two weeks in quarantine and at their cost.

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  • Are you guys living on a different planet to me? Unemployment is at a high is developed nations. Companies are going bankrupt on a massive scale. Who has money to spend on extended holidays? Certainly not the States. They are only allowed 10 days of unpaid holiday a year in the majority of cases. Do your market research properly please.

    Posted 3 years ago by Malaysia New hope