GEORGE TOWN (May 6): Despite recently announcing a ban on short-term rental homes or homestays, the Penang government is still open to the option of regulating the activity.
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 15): The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) is forecasting a 75% drop in tourist arrivals for 2020, as compared to the preceding year, given the gloomy sentiment on international travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): Tourist arrivals fell 36.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Property consultants have revealed that interest in the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme has increased significantly from Hong Kong residents this year.
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): There are currently no registration forms for Airbnb hosts to register their properties with municipal authorities, despite amendments having been made to the Tourism Industry Act recently to extend registration requirements to all homes, said Airbnb.