The Malaysian Budget Hotel Association (MyBHA) has proposed that the government, via the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), should issue 3k certification on safety, cleanliness, and health.
Emmy Suraya Hussein, national president of MyBHA said this was a step towards restoring confidence among tourists, once the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is lifted and people could move across the country.
She said based on a survey conducted among 2,300 members of the association, as of May, the total losses incurred are estimated to be around RM70 million.
“We hope (once the CMCO is lifted) tourists can stay in our hotels comfortably by adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by MOTAC.
“It doesn’t mean that (visitors) will always come to stay or eat at the hotel’s restaurants, but there are some hotels that can offer other packages such as online business activities and so on, especially to loyal customers,” she said on Bernama TV’s ‘Suara Profesor Negara’ entitled ‘Strategi Bina Semula Ekonomi Negara - Sektor Pelancongan dan Hospitaliti’ (Strategy to Rebuild Nation Economy - Tourism and Hospitality Sectors) here, today.
Meanwhile, National Council of Professors (MPN) president and chief executive officer Prof Datuk Dr. Raduan Che Rose was of the view that the government would be able to ease the CMCO after June 9, as COVID-19 cases seem to be under control, with the number of new cases and fatalities showing a downward trend.
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