KUALA LUMPUR, August 14 – The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) expects major resorts such as Langkawi, Pangkor, Redang, Tioman and Perhentian to achieve collective immunity by the end August and be ready to reopen early next month.
However, said Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri, it would depend on the government’s decision and standard operating procedures to be defined.
âThe decision to reopen the tourism sector must be taken after careful study and with the utmost care to avoid an epidemic that could lead to the closure of the sector. At the same time, Motac is updating and finalizing SOPs for the tourism sector, âshe said in a statement today.
According to Nancy, she had a virtual session with 15 representatives of the tourism industry to prepare them for the reopening of the tourism sector, especially those who operate the popular resort islands of the country.
The session to seek feedback from industry players was also in line with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s special announcement on relaxing SOPs for those who are fully vaccinated.
Nancy said she hoped all parties involved could move forward in a direction for the successful execution of the strategic plan.
Among those involved in the online meeting with the minister were representatives from the Malaysian Hotel Association, the Malaysian Association of Travel and Travel Agencies and the Malaysian Spa Association. – Bernama