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Travel & tourism in Malaysia are picking up in 2022

It is estimated to expect at least two million foreign tourists and RM8.6 billion in tourism receipts this year
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Tourism receipts in Malaysia picking up, but still not at pre-pandemic  levels | The Star
Nancy (right) with Aina Abdul, who performs the current version of the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia theme song, during the recent launch ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.

Travel revenues in Malaysia are increasing, but not to pre-pandemic levels, according to Tourism, Arts, and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.

She stated that, while tourism spending is increasing, it will be difficult to match the figures obtained in 2019, before to the epidemic.

We cannot say that is better than (2019 tourism receipts). Of course, it’s building up quickly, but beating (2019 statistics) is difficult at the present.

Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said during the Tourism Recovery Plan 2022

Nancy, on the other hand, did not release any official information on the country’s most recent tourism receipts.

Nancy anticipates two million foreign tourists and RM8.6 billion in tourism receipts this year, after the full reopening of the country’s borders and ease of entrance requirements.

Nancy stated that the response to domestic tourism increase has been quite promising.

Locals, she says, are reacting positively to domestic tourism efforts and taking the time to vacation within the nation.

Malaysia welcomed 26,100,784 international travellers in 2019, bringing in a total of RM86.14 billion in tourism earnings.

In 2020, the numbers plummeted because to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tourism Recovery Plan 2022 will encourage more domestic tourism by introducing discounts, rebates, and vouchers.

For the programme, the government has collaborated with transportation providers, tour operators, and other key parties.

At the ceremony, a new Cuti-Cuti Malaysia song was also introduced.

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