The state government has allocated a total of RM7 million to Tourism Perak, RM1 million of which is tourism revenue from the federal government.
According to the Executive Councillor for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, the allocation tabled by Menteri Besar Dato’ Saarani Mohamad is in line with the government’s goal in targeting tourist arrival around three to five million people for 2021.
“The government’s one-off RM10,000 aid each for 12 associations and NGOs, besides to spur Perak’s tourism sector, is also a form of appreciation for tourism industry players in the state.
“A one-off RM700 incentive each will be contributed to 300 registered tourist guides, while RM2,000 each will be given to 200 registered travel and tour agencies.
“Besides that, some RM4.4 million is allocated for upgrading works at Lata Tebing Tinggi in Selama; Taiping Zoo; Kinta Nature Park, Kampar and Kellie’s Castle, Batu Gajah,” she told reporters after presenting the special incentive to tourism players at ASOW Eatery Canteen, Taman Jubilee today (December 24).
Nolee added, annual grants are received by Perak State Parks Corporation (RM3.5 million), Kinta Valley Geopark (RM800,000), management of Bukit Larut (RM1 million), Taiping Botanical Gardens (RM300,000) and other tourism programmes (RM1.7 million).
“For 2021, domestic tourism campaigns will be continued with the allocation of 10,000 pieces of #TravelPerakLah tourism vouchers worth RM150, RM50 and RM30, involving selected accommodation and tourism product operators.
“Overall, the state government has allocated RM25.9 million for efforts of recovering and maximising the potential of the tourism industry in Perak,” she mentioned.