Intra-state tourism fails to take off as Malaysians stay at home

Bernard Saw

A family play at the beach in Port Dickson. Hotels and businesses in the Negri Sembilan resort town say trade has been slow since Covid-19 restrictions were eased earlier this month. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 30, 2021.

TOURISM bookings have not been flowing in as expected, despite relaxations for vaccinated Malaysians to holiday within the same state, industry players said.

Only lifting the interstate travel ban will help the industry recover, as people find this more attractive than taking a holiday within their own state, they added.

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  • It does not really matters whether the hotel staffs has been doubled dosed or not. What is important is there should be no discrimination between those vaccinated and those who are not vaccinated. If the stupid policy continues InshaaAllah most businesses will close permanently and eventually some of them might be looking forwards to slap those responsible in cabinet non stop collectively.

    Posted 1 month ago by Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar

  • There are no concrete hard evidence to support any advantages of being vaccinated except marketing propaganda to sell vaccines

    Posted 1 month ago by Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar

  • So if this recycled govt wanted to see shops permanently closed for reasons created to raise fears as part of vaccine marketing strategy suggest businesses challenge the policy in court and ask this silly faces looking govt to bring concrete evidences to support the discriminatory policies. Bring evidence not propaganda materials to court

    Posted 1 month ago by Syed Iskandar Syed Jaafar

  • Isnt the fact people have no money for holidays also a factor? Malaysians are known for not taking the annual days off. They are so few anyway.

    Posted 1 month ago by Malaysia New hope