Malaysia hotels woo travellers with safety label

Disaster Operation conducted by the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department's Hazmat Special Forces at the Covid-19 Quarantine Interim Center in a hotel.

The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has launched the first industry-wide hygiene and safety label in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic to give travellers peace of mind amid the pandemic.

Dubbed the Clean & Safe Malaysia, the certification programme is designed specifically for hotels and resorts in compliance with both local regulatory requirements and international standards.

Malaysia’s Clean & Safe label¬†certification for the country’s hotels aim to restore traveller confidence

This programme is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia, and will be the benchmark of hygiene and safety standards for the country’s hotel industry.

MAH CEO Yap Lip Seng said in a statement: “The Clean & Safe Malaysia hygiene and safety label extends beyond base regulatory requirements, with the ultimate goal of not only ensuring its implementation, but also continuous compliance for peace of mind of travellers staying at certified hotels.”

MAH has appointed Bureau Veritas Malaysia (BVM) as the independent auditor leveraging its global footprint and auditing expertise in more than 140 countries to deliver a consistent and uniformed solution to every participating hotel across Malaysia.

BVM will audit and monitor participating hotels throughout the entire certification period, and the general public can also access information of these hotels on its website.

Every certified hotel will be issued the Clean & Safe Malaysia label and certificate, complete with its very own QR code for referencing and verification purposes.

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