KUALA LUMPUR (June 6): There may be light at the end of the tunnel for hotels, The Edge reported today.

Since last month, Malaysian hotels have started to receive guests and forward bookings look promising, a recent survey by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) reveals.

“Overall, hotels surprisingly responded with demand recorded in the third and fourth quarter of 2020, indicating people’s need to travel and that they had taken advantage of promotions and packages hotels had likely introduced in advance,” MAH CEO Yap Lip Seng said in an industry report.

Steady demand is also seen in 2021, signalling confidence in recovery and the acceptance of the new norm in travel, Yap observed in the “Hotel Industry of Malaysia MAH: Moving Forward” report dated May 31, following a survey of 402 hotels.

Kedah (mainland), Perak, Johor, Pahang and Kelantan are expecting short-term immediate demand while Langkawi and Negeri Sembilan are looking at year-end demand,” he states.

Read the full report in this week’s The Edge Malaysia

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