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Wanted: Your Thoughts on Travel in Malaysia After the MCO

The beautiful five-star Westin Langkawi resort near Kuah, Langkawi | Image Credit: Chad Merchant

Truly Asia? Absolutely! Malaysia is richly blessed with an abundance of excellent – and diverse – travel destinations and experiences. Though international tourism is unquestionably important to the country, it’s domestic tourism that continues year-round and forms a significant foundation for Malaysia’s outstanding tourism offerings.

With the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic sweeping the world, most travel has been halted, and the tourism and travel industries have been decimated. From airlines and support industries to large-scale conferences, events, theme parks, and hotels, there is virtually no part of the travel landscape that hasn’t been impacted by the pandemic.

But in time, the crisis will end.

What’s more, after the Movement Control Order (MCO) is relaxed and people do start travelling once again, it’s domestic tourism that will likely deliver the first benefits to an industry that, like many others, is suffering so badly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Wonders of Travel in Malaysia

From Desaru Coast in Johor to the beaches and rainforests of Langkawi, and from the heritage cities of Melaka and George Town to the wonders of Sabah and Sarawak – and everything in between! – Malaysia offers so much to tourists. Whether it’s manmade attractions or natural splendour, Malaysia has an abundance of appeal for travellers, domestic and international alike!

Terengganu’s Perhentian Islands are a local favourite | Image Credit: travels.kilroy.net

If you’re like us, cabin fever is setting in a bit. So we’re already starting to think ahead to a time when the MCO is relaxed and the worst of the coronavirus crisis is behind us. Undoubtedly, some of our first travels will be right here in Malaysia.

Rolling hills and tea plantations in Cameron Highlands | Image Credit: ecocameron.com

We’d love to get your views and opinions on travel in Malaysia, too. We figure that, like us, you’ve got more spare time than usual on your hands, so please take a few minutes to complete this short survey from Tourism Malaysia. The data obtained from the survey is to be used for strategic planning by tourism officials in Malaysia, and is strictly confidential. Thank you in advance for helping this important industry in Malaysia take the first steps towards recovery!

From all of us at TEG Media, we hope you stay safe, stay healthy, and start looking forward to travelling once again.




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