Tourism players in the State should make full use of a tourism tax exemption from the COVID-19 outbreak starting in July, Chief Minister Datuk Sulaiman Md Ali said, to revive domestic business and tourism activities that are badly affected.
In the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), he welcomed the initiative, particularly for Melaka, as the tourist industry was the biggest contributor to the state 's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
"I have previously met with travel agencies in the state and during the meeting, they requested tax cuts be considered to help those affected by the current situation.
"As such, we welcome the full tax exemption to be given, and hope that all industry players will study and understand the initiative so that none of them are left out of the effort to revitalize the state’s economy," he told reporters after visiting the Masjid Tanah Market.
At PENJANA's announcement, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that, as part of efforts to revive the nation's tourism industry, the tourism fee will be excluded entirely from this July to 30 June next.
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