Consult us before deciding on ban, homestay operators tell Penang govt

Ravin Palanisamy

The Malaysia Homestay Operators’ Association says if short-term stays in residential properties are banned in Penang, it will result in a spike in hotel rates, which may deter tourists from visiting and spending in the state. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 10, 2022.

THE Penang government should engage with industry stakeholders before drawing up rules on short-term rentals or homestays in high-rise buildings, the Malaysia Homestay Operators’ Association (MHOA) said.

Its vice-president, Elvin Wong, told The Malaysian Insight that the authorities should speak to all affected stakeholders to get their views before coming to a decision.

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