Expect to pay more for Johor hotels from March due to tax hike

Be prepared to pay more for your next hotel stay in Johor.

Hotel prices in Malaysia are expected to rise up to 30 per cent following an increase in Sales and Services Tax (SST) from Thursday (March 1), Malaysian news outlet Sinar Daily reported. 

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had announced an eight per cent increase in SST in the 2024 Budget last year.

Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) President Datin Christina Toh told Sinar Daily that besides SST, peak season factors such as school holidays or celebrations could also impact the increase in hotel prices, Toh said.

‘The increase has no effect’

Toh added that among Asean countries, “Malaysia has one of the lowest hotel room rates in the market”.


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