Covid-19: Eligible hotels in Malaysia to be certified 'clean and safe', says MAH

Hotels in Malaysia will be given a “clean and safe” certification as part of a move to boost confidence in the country's tourism post Covid-19.

Hotels in Malaysia will be given a “clean and safe” certification as part of a move to boost confidence in the country's tourism post Covid-19, said the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH).

“At industry level, we at MAH are planning a 'Clean & Safe Malaysia' campaign where hotels that fulfil a set of requirements will be certified clean and safe, endorsed by the relevant authorities.

"Hotels are also planning ahead to ensure all efforts to clean and sanitise the hotel are being documented according to the Health Ministry and industry best practices," MAH chief executive officer Yap Lip Seng said in an interview.

He added that travellers should stay updated on current situation and plan ahead should they require or want to travel post Covid-19.

"For accommodation, we strongly urge travellers to choose legitimate tourist accommodation for assurance and peace of mind.

"Do not take risk with unregulated accommodation such as home-sharing and Airbnb,” Yap said.

Domestic tourism, according to Yap, will play a major role in the industry’s recovery once the coronavirus pandemic passes.

"If we look at worldwide situation amidst Covid-19, we will not be expecting international travel to be the same as before.

"Local travellers will be an important element in filling the void and this will translate into driving the country’s economy,” Yap said.

Meanwhile, hotels and accommodation have been readded to the list of essential services under the third phase of the movement control order (MCO) here.

Hotels were first listed under the initial 22 items of essential services during the first phase of the MCO (March 18 to 31).

It was subsequently excluded during the second phase (April 1 to 14) when the government implemented a stricter MCO.
Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Travel

How a hotel satisfaction promise has led to more discontent
For some Americans, Europe is the best budget-friendly place to visit this year
If you're a Lego fan, you should visit its birthplace in Billund, Denmark
Malaysian experiences a zen-like moment at a magical temple in Japan
Kampung Laut Heritage Site in Kelantan is open to visitors
New Rwandan eco-tourism park restores urban ecosystems in the city
Why Malaysians should visit Jeju, South Korea's idyllic holiday island
7 attractions in France where Malaysians can avoid the Paris crowd
Paris wants to get tourists onto bikes and away from major sights
Achieving carbon neutrality at a beach club in France

Others Also Read