The tourism industry has always been one of the main sources of income for the Malaysian economy.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the industry pumped some RM86 billion into Malaysia in 2019, adding 3.6 million jobs across the country.
However, due to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020, the highly people-centric tourism industry was suddenly brought to a halt.
Countries around the world have rolled out their vaccination drives to inoculate their population against the virus which has brought the number of confirmed cases down significantly.
As tourism almost saw signs of recovery on the horizon, a highly contagious Omicron variant was detected, setting the...