Total lockdown: 'Dying' tourism sector in Malaysia needs help to protect jobs

Total lockdown: 'Dying' tourism sector in Malaysia needs help to protect jobs. [Newspaper] (2021)


In the wake of the total lockdown in the country, local tourism stakeholders have urged the government to provide support to keep businesses afloat and sustain the industry in the long run.

A total lockdown, according to players in the tourism and hospitality sector, is necessary to curb the alarming spike of Covid-19 cases. This measure, however, must be tempered by relevant assistance to sustain the industry.

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) honorary treasurer Faeez Fadhlillah said the local travel sector has always supported the government throughout the pandemic, and hopes that the government will do the same to help save a dying industry that employs millions.

“The key to managing this crisis lies with proper coordination between the government and the private sector to ensure we can get through this with the most minimal impact and as painless as possible," he said.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Tourism Resilience, Sustainable tourism, Tourism Industry, Tourism Malaysia
Taxonomy: By Subject > Hotel & Tourism Management > Tourism Management
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Hotel & Tourism Management
Depositing User: Ilya Nur Fateen Othman
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 03:56
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 03:56
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