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    Malaysians out to see the world

    ANN/THE STAR – The tourism industry is expected to speed up its recovery as more countries re-open their borders by the end of the year.

    Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Penang Chapter deputy chairman Carolyn Leong said outbound tours were slowly spiking as more countries end restrictions and flight tickets become more affordable.

    “Australia will be among the popular destinations, especially Perth on the western coast.

    “It only takes a five-hour flight to the city.

    “Besides the many attractions in Perth, there are also plenty of Muslim-friendly food outlets and facilities.

    “We are also seeing a high demand for year-end travel packages to South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand,” she said yesterday.

    Leong said domestically, tourism players in Sabah and Sarawak have been giving good feedback.“We’ve recorded an almost 300 per cent increase in sales in recent months to Sabah and Sarawak.

    “Many people want to travel and experience new sights without forking out too much money and time.

    “Hopefully, as more countries such as China re-open their borders and ease travel restrictions, there will be a bigger flow of travellers by year end,” she said.

    MATTA in Penang, added Leong, would be organising a fair on August 20 and 21 at the SPICE Arena for travel agents to showcase their offerings.

    A worker putting up posters of travel packages on the door of a travel agency in Campbell Street, George Town. PHOTO: THE STAR
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