Strong recovery signals for Malaysian hotel sector

By TIN Media | Tourism Malaysia Published 2 weeks ago on 3 September 2020
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MALAYSIA:

Advance reservations for Malaysian hotels are on the increase, despite restricted international travel, as reported in the most recent eRevMax report. 

Since the start of the pandemic, the company has been monitoring booking patterns for its connected property and now has reservation development in different geographies around the world.

The January 2020 report represents the reservation patterns based on eRevMax data processing for its customer hotels in Malaysia and measures the percentage variations over the following months.

In March Malaysia, like the rest of the world, closed its borders to international tourism. Since June, travel, and tourism activities have begun in South East Asia, which was one of the first countries affected by the coronavirus.

The lockdown steps were eased and interstate travels were able to reopen and open different facilities including amusement parks and water parks, spas and reflexology centres. Malaysia partially reopened its borders to medical tourists in July and declared its travel bubble with Singapore earlier this month.

There was a rise in bookings in the reopening announcement. In July, eRevMax 's booking figures increased to 72% in January, while in August they are now nearly 95%, indicating a very positive feeling for travel in Malaysia.

“The resilience of the hospitality sector has never failed to amaze me. It is very reassuring to see this revival in demand amidst a pandemic situation. 

. If we look at Malaysia, January is the peak tourist season while July-August is relatively low on tourism activity. Seeing reservations close to high season level is a testimony to people embracing travel again as witnessed from the sharp growth in advance booking numbers,” commented Udai Singh Solanki, co CEO and CTO of eRevMax.


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