KUALA LUMPUR, 26 January 2020 – The Wuhan coronavirus will definitely affect the state and national tourism industry. The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) hopes the situation will be contained in the short term, if not the repercussion will be more severe as it will affect the global tourism.
MATTA President Datuk Tan Kok Liang also called on hotels, airline operators, tour operators and other service providers to be flexible in cancellation policies. If the situation continues, the impact will be significant.
As of now, the inbound and outbound tourism between Malaysia and China is crippled due to quarantine policies imposed by the people republic of China. Malaysian holidaymakers are also cautious to travel to China and the temporary suspension of flight between Kota Kinabalu and Wuhan.
DATUK TAN KOK LIANG
Term 2019 - 2021