Kuala Lumpur – The island of Langkawi will this month turn out to be the primary Malaysian vacation hotspot to reopen to home travellers, officers mentioned Friday, kicking off efforts to revive the coronavirus-battered tourism business. The normally profitable sector has been hit laborious by months-long restrictions on native journey and worldwide border closures because the nation battles its worst Covid-19 wave. However curbs are slowly being eased, and Langkawi has been chosen for a pilot undertaking because the business seeks to get again on its toes. From September 16, inns and companies reminiscent of theme parks will reopen, and seashore actions might be allowed once more, the tourism ministry mentioned. The transfer will increase “tourism business gamers who’ve been impacted by the sector’s closure”, the ministry mentioned in an announcement.