The State Government of Kelantan will provide a total of RM150,000 to 5,000 hotel vouchers for first-come-service guests in 50 hotels from August.
According to Unity, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Committee chairman, Major (R) Datuk Md. Anizam Ab. Rahman 100, RM30 vouchers are issued to each hotel to attract tourists to the State.
“The allocation is the state government’s effort to boost the domestic tourism industry which has been impacted by COVID-19.
“However, hotel guests must follow the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Security Council (MKN) standard operating procedure (SOP) to prevent the spread of infection,” he said after launching a 2020 Tourist Accommodation Premises Disinfection Programme in the presence of Kota Bharu Fire and Rescue station chief, deputy enforcer Zukeri Shafie.
“Some 17, four-star and below hotels, and 38 budget hotels, have received RM500 each for sanitation.
“We hope confidence in knowing that the hotels are safe will entice more people to book a stay,” he said.
According to current statistics, no tourist premises have been forced to shut down due to the pandemic and, in spite of a decline in tourists, the state government retains its visit Kelantan Year 2020 (TMK2020) tourist target of 5,5 million.
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