Aggressive ‘jump start’ needed for hotel industry

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: As the festival of lights, Deepavali was ushered in, The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) is looking towards an aggressive ‘jump start’ to boost its embattled hospitality industry.

With bookings for rooms and social events strongly picking up, MAH has urged the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (MOTAC) to provide greater financial aid to the industry as a booster.

MAH Penang chapter chairman Raj Kumar Karuppiah told The New Straits Times that the RM60 million promotional activity and domestic tourism fund announced at the Dewan Rakyat under 2022 Budget last Friday, was a far cry to stimulate the grief-stricken industry following the global Covid-19 pandemic since the beginning of last year.

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