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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tourism Minister: Redeem up to RM100 e-vouchers when buying domestic flight tickets

NewsTourism Minister: Redeem up to RM100 e-vouchers when buying domestic flight tickets

On Friday (1 July), Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri announced that 5 airlines will be offering e-vouchers valued between RM25 and RM100 to purchase domestic flight tickets online in our country.

According to Bernama, the e-vouchers are under the ministry’s Tourism Recovery Plan (PRE 2.0) for the airport transport cluster. The Tourism Ministry has allocated RM2.7 million for the vouchers and is now available for redemption through five airlines.

She added that the e-vouchers can be redeemed by 45,879 Malaysians until the end of 2022.

“We want to see how the provision of such e-vouchers can stimulate the local economy, apart from being a benchmark for us to identify ways to help the people. We help industry players and the people so that they can get lower fares,” she said.

Meanwhile, Nancy also reveal the list of airlines and voucher amount, as well as number of vouchers are allocated to:

  • Malaysia Airlines (RM100 vouchers for 10,000 travellers)
  • AirAsia (RM50 vouchers for 23,879 travellers)
  • Batik Air (RM50 vouchers for 4,000 travellers)
  • Firefly (RM50 vouchers for 4,000 travellers)
  • MASwings (RM25 vouchers for 4,000 travellers)

PRE 2.0 is a continuation of PRE 1.0 where its objective is to distribute incentives to Malaysians in the form of discounts, vouchers and rebates.

In addition, PRE 2.0 will also provide vouchers and rebates under the land transport cluster, tourism association cluster and special interest tourism cluster.

As of 30 June, a total of 15,467 Malaysians had used the rebates and discounts provided to purchase land transport tickets and 12,540 Malaysians have benefitted from the initiative through the purchase of domestic tour packages.

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