BY – Rosli Mansor and Ahmad Razali
IPOH – Despite the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Exco Loh Sze Yee asserts that promotional activities for the state’s tourism industry will persist, undeterred by the prevailing health crisis.
Loh’s perspective stems from observing how several foreign nations manage the spread of COVID-19 by adopting a vigilant approach.
“Tourism in other countries has always been vigilant about the Covid-19 outbreak. However, they also strike a balance by not being overly cautious, allowing them the opportunity to travel.
“As promoters of tourism, we should emulate their approach to handling COVID-19, ensuring the smooth functioning of the tourism industry.
“Nevertheless, we consistently adhere to the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). If new guidelines emerge, we will not hesitate to comply.
“For concerned travelers, it is advised to wear face masks and use hand sanitisers for personal safety,” he stated during a press conference for the Celebration of the First Flights to Ipoh in conjunction with Visit Perak 2024 at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (SAS), held here on Monday.
The celebration involved the inaugural flights of two Singaporean airlines, FlyScoot, carrying 150 passengers, and Air Asia, carrying 160 passengers.
All passengers were warmly welcomed with traditional Malay dance performances and received a ‘goodie bag,’ which included the TMP2024 mascot, Kopita.
Simultaneously, Loh also inaugurated the CM Deli Lounge in the waiting area of SAS.