Hotels can't depend on domestic travel to survive

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.

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Hotel closures and layoffs inevitable

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.

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Hotels well aware of RM150 quarantine room rate subsidy, says MAH

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.

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