Penang to resume collection of hotel room fees from July 1


Penang Tourism and Creative Economy Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin says the state government decided to resume the collection of hotel room fees after discussions with the hoteliers and getting their approval. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 22, 2022.

PENANG will resume the collection of hotel room fees beginning July 1 after two years of exemption following the Covid-19 outbreak.

State Tourism and Creative Economy Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said the payment rate for the hotel fees is the same as before the fee exemption from July 1, 2020 to June 30 this year.

“The rate remains the same, which is RM3 per room/night for hotels rated four and five stars, and RM2 per night/room for hotels rated three stars and below, including dormitories, budget hotels, hostels and boarding houses.

“The tourism activities have been revived since the reopening of the country’s border on April 1, and the influx of tourists to Penang has been encouraging,’ he told a press conference today.

“Penang decided to resume the fee collection after discussions with the hoteliers and getting their approval.” – Bernama, June 22, 2022.



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