Sarawak hoteliers cry out for more aid


Desmond Davidson

Sarawak’s hoteliers say with an average occupancy of under 25% currently, the industry is projecting a loss of RM11.57 billion in tourism receipts. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 15, 2020.

SARAWAK hoteliers and tourism industry players said they could be pushed over the brink without more assistance from the government or if access to aid is not made easier.

The state’s hoteliers said with the average occupancy rate at under 25% and the industry projecting a loss of RM11.57 billion in tourism receipts, 243,000 jobs – 15,000 of them in the hotel industry – are under threat and many businesses will not have the staying power to last the next six months without more help.


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