Malaysia is Airbnb’s fastest growing market in SEA

26 Nov 2018 / 15:39 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is Airbnb’s fastest growing market in Southeast Asia, where the country welcomed over 2 million guests in the past 12 months as of July 1, 2018, marking a 99% growth year-on-year.

There are now 44,000 listings in Malaysia on Airbnb, which is almost a 60% year-on-year increase.

Airbnb has signed a memorandum of collaboration with the Malaysian Productivity Council and a memorandum of understanding with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corp to drive inclusive, sustainable development of tourism in Malaysia.

At a media briefing here this morning, Airbnb head of public policy for Southeast Asia Mich Goh (pix) said it is working closely with the government and local industry stakeholders towards fair, progressive and innovative policies for short term accommodation.

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