Langkawi travel agencies call for unity between Kedah govt, Motac
AROUND 20 travel agencies in Langkawi have called on the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) and the PAS-led Kedah government to work together for the sake of improving tourism there.
Tropical Charters Sdn Bhd founder Datuk Issac Alexander said he hoped Motac’s head Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammed Sanusi Md Nor could set aside their differences to help the island recover.
“It takes time for tourism to recover but if all sides including the private sector work together, the recovery process can be hastened.”
Alexander told The Vibes that both Tiong and Sanusi may mean well, but their open-ended squabble was ruining the island as a preferred travel destination.
Both Tiong and Sanusi had traded barbs in the past month, with both leaders accusing each other of hampering tourism there.
Both have argued over claims of strict dress codes imposed on tourists, alcohol consumption, licencing, and the lack of attention paid to the island.