For Malaysians, have cheaper options, will travel, says travel agents group

Melati A. Jalil

Tourists walking along Lebuh Armenia in Penang. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 30, 2017.

THE weak ringgit and rising cost of living have not forced travel-loving Malaysians to cut down on vacation time, but many are now looking for cheaper alternatives to enjoy their holidays, said the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA). 

While domestic travel remains largely unchanged, Malaysians are now looking at international destinations that are closer to home, such as Southeast Asia, said MATTA president Tan Kok Liang.

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