KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism Ministry is to rate foot massage centres beginning this year in an effort to promote them as a tourism product among tourists.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said foot reflexology centres would be called foot massage centres and given a silver, gold or platinum rating based on the conditions set.
“This is a new policy to enhance tourism,” she said yesterday after the launch of the Anggun Fusion Cafe, the first programme for the ministry this year.
Dr Ng said the ratings offered would not be compulsory.
“When they (foot massage centre operators) come to us, we can promote their centres through the ministry,” she said, adding that ratings would be made according to space and type of services provided.
Dr Ng said information would also be posted on the ministry's website for feedback.