MOTAC offers flight vouchers as part of its tourism rehabilitation plan

by FAYYADH JAAFAR / pic by TMR FILE

THE Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) through Tourism Malaysia today announced that e-vouchers for domestic flights can be redeemed under its Tourism Recovery Plan 2022.

The e-vouchers can be used for domestic flights involving five airlines, including Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Batik Air (Malindo Air), Firefly, and MASwings.

As part of the Tourism Recovery Plan, an estimated 45,879 Malaysians have the opportunity to redeem e-vouchers worth between RM25 and RM100 through the purchase of flight tickets online with any of the five airlines from July 1 to December 31, 2022.

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Seri Hajah Nancy Shukri, said the launch of this initiative aims to attract the interest of the public to continue booking air transport tickets at special discounted prices.

“The goal of the strategic partnership between Tourism Malaysia and these airlines is to help the tourism industry recover, which will help the country’s economy as a whole.”

She added that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will be promoting an e-voucher offer worth RM100 for 10,000 users, while Firefly and Batik Air will each offer a redemption of RM50 to 4,000 passengers.

As many as 4,000 MASwings users can redeem e-vouchers worth RM25.

But Malaysians can only use an e-voucher offer for a one-way or two-way AirAsia flight that costs RM50 up to three times. This offer is for 23,879 passengers.

Redemption of e-vouchers offered by all these airlines is limited to the domestic aviation sector only.

This initiative is a part of the Tourism Industry Recovery Plan, which includes the distribution of incentives to Malaysians in the form of discounts, vouchers, and rebates.

On 17 May, MOTAC launched the Land Transport Cluster and the Tourism Association Cluster, followed by the Special Interest Tourism Cluster involving theme parks, scuba diving, and homestay segments on June 24, 2022.

The Tourism Recovery Plan 2022 is a continuation of the Economic Stimulus Package (PRE 1.0), which involves giving discounts, vouchers, and rebates to Malaysians as a way to help industry players stay competitive and boost the domestic tourism sector.