Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Tourism Malaysia offices throughout the country will be closed with immediate effect to avoid job duplication with state agencies in promoting tourist attractions.
Tourism and Culture Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz said the closure of the 14 tourism offices, however, did not involve the termination of services of the staff because they would be absorbed into the ministry’s headquarters and other departments.
He said the move was expected to save about RM6 million in cost annually, and it could be utilised for other expenses.
On 14 January, the ministry announced that at least 4 Tourism Malaysia offices abroad, namely in New York, the United States; Perth in Australia; Stockholm in Sweden; and Johannesburg in South Africa would be closed with immediate effect following the termination of Malaysia Airlines Bhd services there.
Meanwhile, Nazri projected that 30.5 million tourists would visit Malaysia throughout this year compared with 27 million last year.
Source by: Internet