KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been urged to review the implementation of visa on arrival (VoA) for Chinese and Indian tourists in the 2020 Budget to increase the arrival of visitors in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY2020).
President of the Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association, Uzaidi Udanis, said that while the VoA visa fee was reduced from RM330 to RM200, its implementation still burdened tourists from both countries.
“VoA should be provided for free to tourists because when they come to Malaysia they will have to spend. If the government can review the VoA implementation, it will attract more tourists into the country,” he told Bernama.
Uzaidi also hoped that the government could review regulations related to the tourism industry from time to time, especially involving new services introduced by accommodation and e-hailing companies.
He said cooperation between the government and the service companies was needed to enhance tourism promotions. – BERNAMA