MARA Ready to Help Revive Malaysia’s Tourism Industry


MARA Liner all set to revive the country's tourism industry. 

MARA Liner's State Bus to Introduce Cashless System 

Bernama has reported that Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) will help to revive the country’s tourism industry through its transportation company MARA Liner Sdn Bhd. Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid also said that the company will provide transportation services to destinations under the tourism bubble pilot project. 

He pointed out that currently MARA Liner provides 174 bus trips a week from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis to support the Langkawi tourism bubble initiative which was launched on 16th September. 

With the resumption of interstate travel soon, all MARA Liner buses are ready for operations as the company embarks on new innovations such as journey planners and bus-on-demand. 

According to The Star, MARA Liner Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Zachary Ismail Zee Ismail also gave his assurance that all of its drivers have been vaccinated. 

The state-owned company also plans to introduce more convenient ways to use Mara Liner’s stage buses, such as a cashless system. 

He revealed that they want to raise standards in their own way. Instead of using the regular ticketing system, they are moving to the next level. Other plans include a journey planner and a bus-on-demand service for its stage buses. 

“This will be similar to e-hailing services, which would allow people to book a bus to the nearest bus station. If the driver can see that there is no passenger waiting, they can skip and move on to the next route,” he said.


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Mary has over 20 years experience as the editor of our Malaysian sister magazine, The Tyreman. Based in Kuala Lumpur, she writes articles for us on the Malaysian and other South East Asian markets.

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