Langkawi travel bubble pilot program has generated over RM24.9 million in revenue as of October 6th, since the start of the pilot scheme on September 16th 2021.
Langkawi Travel Bubble Rakes In RM24.9 Million In Revenue Over 3 Weeks
The Langkawi travel bubble has injected new life into the island’s tourism industry, with the pilot scheme generating RM24.9 million in revenue as of Oct 6.
According to Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, a total of 60,504 tourists visited Langkawi as of Oct 6, with an average of 16 flights per day to the island and two ferry trips per day from Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis, as well as two RORO (roll-on, roll-off) ferry services from Kuala Perlis.
In a virtual broadcast to launch the Langkawi Great Sales 2021 program in Langkawi, he said “looking further ahead, Langkawi is scheduled to open up to international tourists around November or December 2021 depending on the government’s decision. I was made to understand by MAS (Malaysia Airlines) that there is a high demand from the international tourism community for entry to Langkawi via Malaysia Airlines.”
Muhammad Sanusi believed the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) had diligently laid the groundwork to reintroduce tourism to Langkawi, beginning with the introduction of the COVID-19 SOP Compliance Certification (MySafe Langkawi), which is optional for six tourism industry segments, including hotels and resorts, food and beverage, accommodations, retailing and groceries, tourism agencies, and tourism attractions.
source - naturally langkawi
“Following this, LADA has set up a travel bubble hotline and an online platform (Market Place) as well as the LGS initiative to help tourism industry agencies resume business operations,” MB Sanusi said.
Meanwhile, he said that LGS 2021 emphasises both digital and traditional promotional components for all community sectors.
According to MB Sanusi, the smooth flow of information through the LGS digital platform would enable visitors to prepare ahead for their visit to Langkawi.
This new effort would allow tourists to access the island’s tourism attractions without queuing at ticket booths, he added.