Airbnb response to MAH statement

V. Sivaji | February 19, 2020 | 0 | Events , Happening Now , Travel , Travel Buzz

In response to a press statement by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) carried on Where2lifestylemagazine on Feb 15, 2020, Airbnb issued a press statement of their own as follows. 

 

The statement is issued by “an Airbnb spokesperson”.

 

It is inappropriate for the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) to exploit a global health emergency to further their commercial interests and agenda.

The statement by MAH runs contrary to the official guidance of local authorities and the World Health Organisation and makes inflammatory and alarmist claims which could create senseless anxiety and damage the national tourism industry. 

During this global health emergency, the travel and tourism industry is responsible for adhering to health and safety protocols that are informed by official guidance from local and international authorities. 

We encourage all players to join the important work of keeping their communities safe and well-informed and help mitigate the effects of travel disruptions. 

Airbnb will continue to prioritise the safety of our hosts, guests and the community and remain committed to working with the Malaysian government to support the local tourism industry, particularly during this challenging period.

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