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 (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.
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Home-sharing operators in Penang are enjoying “booming business” during the Hari Raya Haji weekend.
In a move that neighbours consider to be a taunt, a Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles homeowner has had her house painted a bright bubblegum pink with two emojis.
PETALING JAYA (July 12): The tourism tax is deemed a lopsided system because it is borne only by established hotels but not short stay platforms like Airbnb, said the Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (MAHO) president Tan Sri Teo Chiang Hong.