Langkawi, Malaysia, which has been selected as a pilot travel destination for the COVID-19 Free Destination Programme, received a welcome boost when leading airline Qatar Airways expressed its interest in resuming direct flights from Qatar to the resort island.
During an online discussion between Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and Qatar Airway, challenges faced by the tourism industry were discussed and exchanged, as well as the potential implementation of a “travel bubble” between Malaysia and Qatar when national borders open for tourism activities. Malaysia welcomed the close cooperation with Qatar and hoped the project would revive the tourism industry, especially in Langkawi once herd immunity is achieved and country borders can reopen. The project will be part of initial preparations to boost the tourism industry and will also be implemented in stages in other locations.
Langkawi’s outstanding natural land and seascapes have earned it the status of a World Geopark. The island is easily accessible from the capital and regional airports and offers a journey back in time to a more underdeveloped Asia.
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