The hotel industry in the state is now active again due to 1,030 reservations received following the Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
The State Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi stated that it was unexpected that 40 out of more than 100 hotel operators in Perak registered under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) have received reservation orders.
“So far, 40 hotels have informed us regarding reservations after the RMCO announcement whereby the domestic tourism sector is re-allowed operation,” she explained. “Most of the reservations are in Ipoh, Pangkor Island and Taiping. Hopefully, the amount continues to increase.”
Meanwhile, Nolee Ashilin also launched a briefing programme and guideline workshop at Lost World of Tambun (LWOT) theme park to assist local tourism product operators in the state post-MCO.
Also present were Perak State Tourism Association president, Dato’ Mohammad Odzman Abdul Kadir; Tourism Perak chief executive officer, Nor Nurmalis Musa; LWOT general manager Nurul Nuzairi Mohd Azahari; and Director of Perak Fire and Rescue Department, Azmi Osman.
“We’ve created a monitoring committee to ensure that operators practice whatever is shared through the workshop,” Nolee expressed. “I recommend operators that have registered under MOTAC also register with Tourism Perak for business convenience in the future.”