10-year Tourism plan launched by Malaysia

Malaysia has launched a10-year tourism plan after $32 billion loss in 2020. Malaysia had initially targeted 30 million tourist arrivals through its “Visit Malaysia 2020” programme, up from 28 million last year but the lockdown measures imposed because of COVID-19 pandemic laid all such plans to rest. 

“Clearly, we have been impacted by the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic this year, and economic activities related to the tourism industry… are being forced to face their most difficult moments,” Prime Minister Muhyiddin said during a virtual launch of a national tourism policy for 2020-2030. The policy would be focused on strengthening competitiveness, encouraging sustainable and inclusive tourism, as well as planning for future disasters, he said. 

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