Malaysia: Langkawi imposes levy on tourists from July 1

Published on : Monday, June 20, 2016

Malaysia LangkawiIn a bid to become self-dependent with regards to tourism revenue, the Langkawi Municipal Council City of Tourism has decided to impose a levy of between RM1 and RM9 on tourists for every day of stay on the resort island. The new rule will come into effect from July 1.

 
Kedah depended a great deal on federal government allocations to promote tourism and the levy would help ease the financial dependence a little, Kedah state Tourism Committee chairman Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid said.

 
Justifying the levy, he said it was not something new because similar charges had been imposed in Melaka, Penang and Kuala Lumpur to promote the tourism industry.

 
Mohd Rawi, who is the state assemblyman for Ayer Hangat, said the amount of levy was minimal and the tourists coming to Langkawi could afford it.

 
The quantum of the Langkawi Tourism Promotion Levy would depend on the class of accommodation.

 
Tourists staying in one-star or two-star hotels would be charged RM1 per room per night; three-star or four-star accommodation, RM3; five-star accommodation, RM5; six-star accommodation, RM7; and seven-star accommodation, RM9, Bernama quoted him as saying.

 
He further noted that the levy could be eventually extended to other places in Kedah state on the mainland. (US$1=RM4.16)

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 hospitalityaward 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 14 patatravelmart 2017
  • 14 Seatrade-Europe 2017
  • 15 amsummit-ind 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 Aviation Festival 2017
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 thincindonesia 2017
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 itehcmc 2017
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 20 hmasummit  2017
  • 21 hoteltechhk 17
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com