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.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 6): The country’s leading hotel and travel agent associations say Budget 2021 falls short of the tourism industry’s expectations.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 21): Thailand is starting to receive foreign tourists after a ban of seven months, according to a report by Associated Press (AP).
PETALING JAYA (Oct 13): The increasing interest of foreign property buyers could help to revive Malaysia’s property market recovery, hence Mah Sing Bhd is urging the government to consider resuming the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme to welcome more investments back to the country.
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 21): Discussions are currently ongoing for banks to provide targeted assistance to those in need, after the moratorium period ends on Sept 30, 2020, according to Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (pictured).
KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 -- The two-day Malaysia Virtual Travel Expo 2020 from August 22, 2020, could help boost the country's domestic tourism during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period, said Tourism Malaysia Domestic and Events Division senior director Datuk Dr Ammar Abd Ghapar.
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.