KUALA LUMPUR: The views and solutions of key tourism business companions have to be taken into consideration to additional enhance the nation’s tourism business on par with the perfect practices within the area, says Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.
Tourism, Arts and Tradition Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing mentioned that is the best time for the nation to start out attracting overseas vacationers, because the world is step by step recovering from the specter of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Most international locations around the globe have already opened their borders as they transition to the post-pandemic restoration section.
“As such, overseas vacationers particularly from South-East Asia and the Asian area have to be given consideration,” he mentioned in a press release Thursday (Dec 22).
Earlier, he delivered the message earlier than chairing the Tourism, Arts and Tradition Ministry 2023 Finances Coordination and Path Assembly.
Tiong mentioned the ministry’s focus subsequent yr is to strengthen and improve strategic cooperation with business companions, particularly in intensifying efforts to advertise Malaysia on the worldwide stage.
“The ministry additionally must discover a means on how the tourism sector can look into facets of connectivity, new points of interest, availability of high quality tourism infrastructure and repair by means of strategic cooperation,” he mentioned.
To get the ministry out of its consolation zone and act progressively in an effort to draw overseas vacationers, Tiong mentioned its personnel have to cease outdated considering and innovate to compete with international locations within the South-East Asian area akin to Thailand, Vietnam and others.
“As , these international locations have surpassed Malaysia within the tourism business, so it is vitally necessary for the ministry to do one thing aggressively to stay aggressive,” he mentioned.
On the identical time, he mentioned the ministry additionally must re-establish objectives primarily based on Key Efficiency Indicators or KPIs and all members of the ministry, together with companies underneath the ministry have to decide to realising them.
“I additionally reminded them that the Prime Minister has excessive hopes for the tourism with hopes that the inflow of overseas vacationers can improve subsequent yr, additional bringing financial advantages to the individuals and the nation,” he mentioned.
He additionally requested for the involvement and roles of all related events to think about the perfect measures to advertise the tourism business of their respective states within the post-pandemic interval. – Bernama