KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): One of the sectors most “battered” by the Covid-19 pandemic is the tourism industry.
PETALING JAYA (Feb 21): Ex-finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin (pictured) has called for “out-of-the-box strategies” to save the local tourism industry which he describes as “bleeding to death”, reported FMT news today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 18): Local hoteliers say the RM15 billion Perlindungan Ekonomi dan Rakyat Malaysia (Permai) assistance package, which was just announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, falls short of expectation as the tourism industry continues to grapple with struggling businesses amid the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and recently imposed Movement Control Order (MCO 2.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 17): The Malaysia Budget Hotels Association (MyBHA) yesterday demanded that the government act fast to help its association members, their employees and all tourism players who are hugely impacted by the reinstatement of the movement control order (MCO).
KUALA LUMPUR ((Jan 12): While he agrees with the need for the movement control order (MCO) to imposed in the six states, Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) chief executive officer Yap Lip Seng (pictured) has to admit that it will further damage the local tourism and hospitality industry.
LUMUT (Dec 27): The occupancy rates in hotels nationwide are expected to continue to increase next year when the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) is lifted end of this year.
PETALING JAYA (Dec 23): The tourism industry is asking for more assistance as the situation has not improved -- the industry is in need of higher wage subsidy, discounts for utilities as well as waiver of fees, licenses and permits, said Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH).
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 12): There are profound shifts in the way people live and work due to the pandemic, and these changes are expected to remain long after the pandemic, according to Chris Lehane, Airbnb senior vice president, global policy and communications (pictured).
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 11): Airbnb welcomed the government’s decision to expand the tourism tax to include the short-term accommodation industry, adding that the tax would be a fair and sustainable way to raise more revenue for local communities.