Motac Urges Industry Stakeholders To Join Certification Programs Through TSA Malaysia | Malaysia


Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri speaks during a session of Parliament on October 6, 2021. – Bernama pic

ALOR SETAR, October 10 – The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) calls on all industry stakeholders to join certification programs through Travel Safe Alliance (TSA) Malaysia, certified by Bureau Veritas Certification Malaysia to further enhance the confidence of travelers and ensure their a safe experience of Malaysian hospitality.

Its Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said through TSA Malaysia that the industry would benefit from safe travel solutions including the “Travel Safe” label for travel and travel, “Clean and Safe Malaysia” for hotels and “SafeBE” for business events and conference venues. .

“Motac recognizes and supports these three certification programs. We need extraordinary strategies like these to revive not only the tourism and events industries, but also the socio-economy of the country.

“More vital collaborations between the public and private sectors are essential to accelerate the recovery of our industries and our economy,” she said when signing a memorandum of understanding on the cooperation framework for TSA Malaysia in Langkawi, virtually, today. .

The Memorandum of Understanding between four major players in the tourism, trade events and airline industry in Malaysia, namely the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (Maceos), the Association Malaysian Hotels (MAH), the Malaysian Association of Travel and Travel Agencies (Matta) and the airlines of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG).

By signing the MoU today, the four key players have committed to positioning Malaysia as a safe destination for business and leisure travelers.

The MoU focuses on the combined efforts that will be led by the association’s three giants in the industry and the national airline in creating TSA Malaysia.

Nancy praised the combined efforts of Matta, MAH, Maceos and MAG as TSA Malaysia will provide end-to-end secure travel solutions to travelers and maintain Malaysia as the preferred travel and business event destination on the global market.

“This is indeed a remarkable achievement. I am certain that this certification will help the 900 members of MAH, 2001 active members of Matta, 180 members of Maceos and of course Malaysia Airlines to pave the way in making Malaysia a safe and preferred destination once we open up ”, she declared.

She said the MOU signified a strong commitment that was needed from industry players and the Minister is confident that these certification programs will restore the confidence of future travelers to Malaysia.

Nancy said the government was preparing to reopen more destinations to jumpstart and revitalize the national tourism industry, as Malaysia achieved 90% of its adult population to be fully vaccinated and following the success of the Langkawi tourism bubble.

“Motac has always put the well-being of travelers first and will always continue to do so … paying increased attention to hygiene, health and a safe environment, while suppliers in the tourism sectors, hospitality and business events have improved these ties. protocols for the safety and comfort of all travelers, ”she added. – Bernama

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