The Covid-19 pandemic has not only changed the way people live globally, but also the property landscape across countries.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 15): Talks of proposed blanket bans on short-term rentals in strata buildings in Penang, Selangor and other states in Malaysia could pose a recovery threat on Malaysia’s tourism, says short-term rental accommodation company Airbnb.
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 (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.