PETALING JAYA (June 22): Hotel operators are seeing a slight recovery in the industry following the reopening of domestic tourism and after drastic cost-cutting measures by hotel operators, said Malaysian Association of Hotels CEO Yap Lip Seng.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 8): The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has denied a report on Astro Awani of a surge in hotel room bookings within an hour of the announcement of the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 7): The recovery movement control order (RMCO) phase from June 10 to Aug 31, which will relax interstate travel, meetings and workshops, augurs well for the tourism industry and marks the beginning of the recovery of domestic tourism.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 5): While the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has lauded the government’s three-month extension of the Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP), the association said it is not enough and called for a specific stimulus plan for tourism.
PETALING JAYA (April 30): Hotels that have been set up to open this year have all been postponed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) CEO Yap Lip Seng.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 28): Hotels will continue to be disallowed from operating at full capacity under the fourth phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) starting tomorrow.
The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns like the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia have impacted the travel and tourism sector badly and it is not unexpected to hear of hotels closing for the time being In Malaysia, the government has provided much needed aid as announced in its economic stimulus packages in light of the pandemic but it may not be enough to save the weaker players in the industry from collapsing.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has clarified that its member hotels taking part in the COVID-19 quarantine initiative are well aware of and have agreed to the government’s RM150 room rate subsidy for lending their spaces out to be used as quarantine centres.
PETALING JAYA (March 19): Hotels are now focusing on mere survival as the industry faces a gloomy outlook for the rest of the year, with the Visit Malaysia 2020 (VMY2020) campaign now cancelled.