Malaysian Association of Hotels senior vice-president Ivo R. Nekvapil said the crisis in Thailand had never been worst.
"This time around, there was much bloodshed, shooting and many lives were lost.
Foreigners from all over the world currently staying in Thailand feel very uneasy," he
said Malaysia should capitalise on the opportunity to entice more foreign tourists to come over by providing value-for-money "packages" and various incentives.
"We encourage hoteliers to offer more attractive accomodation packages to various resorts like in Langkawi, Pulau Redang and Tioman.
In the city, there are great shopping and other educational activities," he
said this was an opportune time for Malaysia to promote many of its great qualities such political stability, good infrastructure, great food and diverse culture.