PETALING JAYA (Aug 12): Short-term rental activities have contributed as much as RM3.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 11): Airbnb wants to resolve the contention surrounding the 90- to 180-day restriction on short term rentals with Malaysia Productivity Corp (MPC) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): Malaysian hosts have in general welcome Airbnb's Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)-backed enhanced cleaning protocol as communities reopen for travel in Malaysia, said the short-term rental accommodation company.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 7): Airbnb has lauded the Malaysian government for the several key incentives dedicated to businesses in the tourism sector under the economic stimulus packages and proposed that they be extended to short-term rental accommodation (STRA) hosts.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Global online marketplace provider for accommodation Airbnb has seen a surge in domestic travel in Malaysia, increasing by almost 190 per cent month-on-month.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 27): It took CEO Brian Chesky a dozen years to “build” Airbnb but he has revealed that “we lost almost everything in four to six weeks” owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): With the tourism sector being battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, short-term hosts are also suffering.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): Airbnb will provide free or subsidised housing for up to 100,000 relief workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, AFP reported today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 30): Based on a Budget 2019 announcement, a 6% service tax would be imposed on foreign digital services effective Jan 1, 2020.