Johor govt announces incentives to help state's tourism industry amid pandemic

By TIN Media | Johor Published 4 years ago on 23 May 2020
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The Johor government has announced incentives to help those in the tourism industry cope with losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Johor Tourism, Youth and Sports Committee chairman Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said the incentives include a one-off RM1,000 cash-handout to 936 licensed tour guides in the state.

"There will also be an exemption of business licence payments to companies involved in tourism and the hotel industry for 2020, which is estimated to be worth RM894,211 and this would benefit some 1,031 licence holders," he said in a statement here on Thursday (May 21).

He said the incentives would come under the Johor Ihsan economic stimulus package.

He added there would also be an entertainment tax exemption for theme parks and family entertainment centres in the state, which is estimated to be worth RM3mil.

"The state government is currently in the process of structuring short-term and long-term plans to help the tourism industry recover post Covid-19.

"We hope that the incentives announced would be helpful to tourism industry players and allow them to improve their services," he said.


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