Chinese tourism arrivals in Malaysia drop 30%

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chinese_touristsMalaysia has recently cancelled all its tourism roadshows in China after the number of Chinese travelers to Malaysia has dropped by nearly a third since the missing of Malaysia Airline flight MH370, the country’s tourism minister said here on May 6.

“All nations are with their respect and feelings with the families of the MH370. That’s why we decided to suspend all Malaysia tourism road-shows in China,” Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism Dato Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said at the ongoing tourism fair Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

The minister said that Chinese arrivals in Malaysia has dropped by 30 per cent as many Chinese have cancelled their holidays to his country “and there are no bookings for the rest of the year.”

He claimed that his government still does not know where the plane is, but they have not given up the search for which 26 nations have offered their support.

Malaysia Airline flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Of the 239 people onboard, 154 were Chinese.

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has led to a decline in the number of Chinese tourists to Malaysia during the May Day holiday, the China National Tourism Administration said.

Many travel agencies have changed the once popular “Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand” itinerary to a “Singapore-Vietnam-Thailand”, the administration said. It did not provide figures or further details but said many travel companies have also canceled group trips to Malaysia.

Members of the Chinese public and families of passengers on MH370 have criticized Malaysian authorities’ handling of the incident, citing a lack of information and initial delays in providing it, among other issues

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Malaysia has recently cancelled all its tourism roadshows in China after the number of Chinese travelers to Malaysia has dropped by nearly a third since the missing of Malaysia Airline flight MH370, the country’s tourism minister said here on May 6.

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chinese_touristsMalaysia has recently cancelled all its tourism roadshows in China after the number of Chinese travelers to Malaysia has dropped by nearly a third since the missing of Malaysia Airline flight MH370, the country’s tourism minister said here on May 6.

“All nations are with their respect and feelings with the families of the MH370. That’s why we decided to suspend all Malaysia tourism road-shows in China,” Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism Dato Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said at the ongoing tourism fair Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

The minister said that Chinese arrivals in Malaysia has dropped by 30 per cent as many Chinese have cancelled their holidays to his country “and there are no bookings for the rest of the year.”

He claimed that his government still does not know where the plane is, but they have not given up the search for which 26 nations have offered their support.

Malaysia Airline flight MH370 disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Of the 239 people onboard, 154 were Chinese.

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has led to a decline in the number of Chinese tourists to Malaysia during the May Day holiday, the China National Tourism Administration said.

Many travel agencies have changed the once popular “Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand” itinerary to a “Singapore-Vietnam-Thailand”, the administration said. It did not provide figures or further details but said many travel companies have also canceled group trips to Malaysia.

Members of the Chinese public and families of passengers on MH370 have criticized Malaysian authorities’ handling of the incident, citing a lack of information and initial delays in providing it, among other issues

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