Scarred by MCOs, Langkawi tourism still wary over recovery signs


Zaim Ibrahim

A deserted pool at the popular Pantai Cenang strip in November when the RMCO was in force. Bookings are full on the holiday island of Langkawi but many tourism players are taking a cautious approach. – AFP pic, December 22, 2020.

TOURIST arrivals on Langkawi have increased but industry players do not feel they can breathe a sigh of relief with the spectre of Covid-19 still hanging over the island resort.

Several tourist bodies on the island told The Malaysian Insight that most hotel bookings are full until the year-end to celebrate the New Year but tour operators are still “hesitant” to maximise operations.


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