Malaysian holidays put on hold


Shanghai based travel agencies are reporting big drops in the amount Chinese tourists going to Malaysia, as the MH370 ramifications continue to be felt worldwide.

Around 20 per cent of the people who booked tours to Malaysia with Shanghai China CYTS Outbound Travel Service have cancelled their trips, East Today reported.

CYTS reported that it will stop using Malaysian Airlines as a carrier for all tourists and travellers booked on Malaysia Airlines flights can book with other airlines or be refunded.

In addition, Shanghai Datong Tourism Agency has received very few tourists.

He Yiwei, deputy manager of the Shanghai Da Tong said that the loss of the flight had led to a slump in Chinese booking packages across the region including Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.

Shanghai Spring International Travel Service Group also said there was a drop in Malaysian tours, while online tour operator Ivmama said that Malaysia would still get a steady stream of individual tourists.

More than 66,000 Chinese tourists in tour groups visited the country in 2012, increasing 33 per cent on 2011, according to the Shanghai Tourism Administration. 

Source = ETB News: Tom Neale
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