The Selangor government has approved a total of RM1 million to boost local tourism within the state, said the chairman of the state investment, industry & commerce, and SME committee, Datuk Teng Chang Khim.
Datuk Teng – who is also the assemblyman for Bandar Baru Klang – further clarified that while the funds have been approved, the state government and Tourism Selangor are still in the midst of hashing out the finer details.
That said, Datuk Teng shared that the money will be disbursed to the public via digital coupons so that those travelling can get discounts at selected hotels, restaurants, and tourist spots in Selangor. Additionally, the application and redemption process will also be digitised so as to reduce paperwork and to abide by MCO restrictions to minimise physical interaction.
Malaysia’s tourism industry is now focusing on domestic travellers to boost its recovery, following restrictions on overseas travel due to the global spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the country’s international borders remaining shut for the foreseeable future, several states and organisations – such as Melaka and the Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association (MCTA) Penang Chapter – are running promotions to encourage the Malaysian public to visit local tourist hotspots.
(Source: The Star)