Pahang tourism industry rejoice over lifting of inter-district travel ban

By TIN Media | Pahang Published 3 years ago on 5 March 2021
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The inter-district and international travel ban has led the famous tourist attractions across Pahang, which have ended up becoming 'ghosting cities,' as Jan 22 is expected to be busy again on this weekend.

From today, the green light will bring back life for interdistrict travellers, eco-tourism destinations, beaches and national parks across the State.

State Tourism and Culture Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin said that people are looking forward to leaving their homes for a visit or a short break from long hours at home due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).

"Famous attractions like Cameron Highlands, Cherating, Genting Highlands and shopping malls can expect an influx of visitors. Most hotels and resorts will offer special packages and discounts so people will certainly seize the opportunity to travel," he said.

However, Sharkar reminded every quarters, including businesses and tourists, to adhere to the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) set by the Ministry of Health.

"Wearing face masks, temperature checks and checking in via MySejahtera are compulsory, and everyone has an important role to play. The government has been lenient (allowing inter-district travel) so everyone has to be responsible.

"Scanning the MySejahtera application is the only reference to track close contacts in case of any active cases; so do not take things lightly.

"Hoteliers, resort and business operators must do the necessary to ensure visitors' safety during their stay," he said, adding the tourism sector had implemented additional SOP apart from the ones introduced by the government.

Sharkar said that the tourism industry that is already hit hard cannot afford to have another round of MCO, otherwise companies are forced to shut down or bankrupt.


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