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Malaysia launches 10-year tourism plan after $25bn loss in 2020

Policy to focus on ecotourism and preparing for future disasters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) -- Malaysia on Wednesday launched a 10-year plan to restart its battered tourism sector, which is estimated to have lost more than 100 billion ringgit ($24.61 billion) this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Southeast Asian country had initially targeted 30 million tourist arrivals through its "Visit Malaysia 2020" program, up from 28 million last year.

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