Tourism tax to come into effect sept 1. Tourists to pay more for accommodation in malaysia with new tourism tax.
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Tourists booking stays in one two and three star hotels will have to pay an extra rm5 155 per room per night.
Tourism tax malaysia latest news. The tourism tax ttx to be implemented on july 1 this year instead of the previously reported aug 1 is set to provide a sustainable fund for the development of our tourism industry. Malaysia tourism promotion board mtpb head office 9th floor no. A report by the world tourism travel council meanwhile forecasts the total contribution of travel and tourism to the countrys gdp to rise by 42 this year.
Update 11072017 a much more recent news source has reported that the tourism tax will only be implemented from august 1st of this year from the previously stated july 1st. The tourism tax which came into effect on sept 1 last year charges a flat rate of rm10 per room per night on foreigners staying in hotels or registered private accommodations. The latest data available from the mytourismdata portal of the tourism malaysia website stated that there are 4799 hotels and 304721 rooms in the country as of 2015.
Kuala lumpur a tourism tax will be officially enforced in malaysia on sept 1 tourism and culture minister nazri aziz said yesterday. Keep up to date with tourism malaysia industry news and events. The figure would be exponentially larger taking into account the mushrooming of airbnb concept rooms and homestays.
Tourism tax necessary to expand malaysias revenue base abdul rahman. 2 tower 1 jalan p56 presint 5 62200 putrajaya malaysia. Our article is originally meant for domestic tourists travelling within malaysia but now that this tax only affects.
Foreign tourists will be charged a flat rate of rm10 s3. The direct contribution of travel and tourism to malaysias gdp is forecasted to rise by 42 this year as compared to rm58bil which was 47 of the total gdp in 2016. Tourism tax news tourism tax videos tourism tax photos tourism tax latest updates.
The tax will not apply to homestays and kampung stays registered with the ministry premises maintained by religious. Malaysians and permanent residents will be exempted from paying the tax while foreign tourists will be charged a flat rate of rm10 per room per night for all hotel classifications. Four star hotel guests will be charged rm10 310.
The world tourism and travel council wttc has a similarly optimistic outlook for malaysia. Tourists staying in non rated accommodation will be charged an extra rm250 080 per room per night.
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