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M'sia's tourism sector gets more funding

RM80m will go into promoting Malaysia as a destination; existing landmarks to be spruced up, new ones developed

The 92,000 people who attended the three-day travel fair organised by the Malaysian Association of Tours & Travel Agents (Matta) early this month has raised expectations of a pickup in visitors to domestic destinations, given that the weak ringgit has made overseas travel more expensive for Malaysians.

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA'S tourism sector received a considerable shot in the arm from stimulus measures unveiled on Monday, including an additional RM80 million (S$26 million) to run activities to promote Malaysia as a holiday destination.

Industry players described the move as