The tourism industry in the state in conjunction with the Kelantan Visit 2020 (TMK 2020) is expected to be affected only slightly by the spread of coronavirus outbreaks from China.
State Unity, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Exco Mayor Datuk Md Anizam Abdul Rahman said the small percentage was due to the state not being fully dependent on the influx of tourists from the outbreak.
According to him, the exact number of tourists affected would be derived from the Immigration Department's data.
“No matter where the movement and flight are limited, the impact on tourism remains, however, the Kelantan TMK 2020 continues.
"At the same time control, monitoring and screening at the Kelantan entrances at the Sultan Ismain Petra Airport (LTSIP) as well as on the border of the country in the Long Range are still being carried out by the authorities for preventive measures," he said.
He said this at a press conference at the launch of the Kelantan 2020 Visit to Themed Family, Food and Festival-E-Mutiara Berhad Consortium at the Grand River View Hotel here today.
Also present was Executive Chairman of E-Mutiara Berhad Consortium, Che Ibrahim Che Ismail.
Md Anizam said a total of 66 festivals already available during the TMK 2020 celebration were also pursued in pursuit of the target of 5.5 million tourist arrivals in the state.
“The target is maintained and the government will work hard to achieve it as well as optimism is achieved as Kelantan welcomes domestic and international tourists including Southeast Asia and Europe.
"The appointment of the E-Pearl Consortium as one of the state government's strategic partners in promoting TMK 2020 is also an effort to boost tourist access by road," he said.
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