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Cheaper, non-taxed Airbnb pushing us out of business, say budget hotel...

Budget hotels say they are losing to Airbnb operators who do not have to pay taxes imposed on hotel operators.

Guan Eng chides Sarawak over tourism tax claims

The finance minister says states have no right to tourism tax, but Putrajaya is giving them 50% of the tax revenue out of respect.

Guan Eng playing politics by talking about our debts, says Sarawak...

State minister in charge of tourism Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hits out at the finance minister over tax revenue owed to Sarawak.

Retaining tourism tax a good move, says Sarawak minister

However, Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah leaves it to the people to judge if the Pakatan Harapan government has flip-flopped on its earlier decision.

Abolish tourism tax, budget hotels say it again

Budget hotel associations say the government has not approached them for discussions on the tax, and that foreign tourist arrivals have taken a hit from the RM10 fee.

Budget hotels seek exemption from tourism tax

Profits have dropped by 20% since the tax was introduced, says association president.

Government to review tourism tax

Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi says the government will review the tax in the interest of ensuring tourist arrivals to the country.

Abolish tourism tax, hotels tell PH

Hotel associations say the tourism tax is more harmful than GST.

Nazri: Have floor prices for flights too, not just ceiling fares

Federal minister says floor prices are needed to avoid airlines dropping fares too low and affecting other operators.

States to get 5-fold increase in tourism tax share

Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz says the payments will be made directly to the state governments every three months.

‘Did we lose over 300,000 tourists with tourism tax?’

Pahang PKR Youth chief Wong Chun Yuan voices concern over statistics he claims were obtained from someone inside the tourism and culture ministry.

AirBnB guests will pay RM10 tourism tax, says customs

Like all foreigners staying in hotels here, customs chief says officials from AirBnB have agreed to ensuring foreigners using their services here pay the same.

Deputy minister: Tourism industry to stay robust despite room tax

Deputy minister of tourism and culture Mas Ermieyati Samsudin expects 5% increase in the number of tourists next year.

Sarawak hoteliers cry foul over additional costs of tourism tax

It says hoteliers will have to spend at least RM5,000 to upgrade their accounting systems, which had only recently been upgraded at a cost of RM20,000.

Sarawak to hold discussions with Najib over tourism tax share

This is because the tax collection will be made by the finance ministry, and Najib is the finance minister, says Sarawak minister Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Get clarification from me, not the media, Nazri tells Sarawak BN

However, minister remains coy on why Sarawak's share of the projected tourism tax revenue has been reduced.

Tourism tax to be enforced from Sept 1

Only foreign tourists will be charged the RM10 tax for their stay in all types of hotels.

Sabah, Sarawak slam 10% tourism tax distribution

State tourism ministers criticise Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz's backtrack on promise to share tax revenue between Sabah, Sarawak and peninsula.

Sarawak minister lauds move to exempt locals from tourism tax

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says the flat rate of RM10 is a small amount to charge foreigners for their stay at hotels.

Hotel operators reminded to register with tourism ministry

Minister Nazri Aziz says it is compulsory to register in view of the implementation of the tourism tax from Aug 1.

Tourism tax: Hotels ask for time to adjust

They say they need to update their systems and revise contracts with travel agents.

Putrajaya embarrassing themselves with tourism tax policy

Had Umno-BN engaged stakeholders in a comprehensive, systematic manner, the multiple revisions to the policy need not have taken place.

No tourism tax for Malaysians, foreigners pay RM10 flat rate

Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz says flat rate of RM10 per room per night for foreigners, regardless of hotel star rating, will make it easier for the tax to be collected.

Postpone tourism tax to next year, says Sarawak CM

Abang Johari Openg says this is because many local tour agents and hotels have already made and paid forward bookings for their packages for early next year.

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