Tourism Services Fee (TSF)

MoTAC had a meeting MAHO and several hotel and tourism associations on 30 August on the ministry's intention to implement TSF eff 16Sep as per details below :

  • Local and foreign tourists to be charged when staying at hotels.
  • Rates :
    5-star : $30
    4-star : $20
    3-1 star : $10
    Orchid : $5

Industry players had given comments and views and objected to it.

At a subsequent meeting with MoTAC on 08Sep on the agenda of illegal (non-licensed, unregistered and non-rated) tourist accommodation premises (hotels, serviced apartments and homestays) this issue was raised and discussed again. Industry players once again expressed their comments and views and one again objected the implementation especially with the issue of the illegal operators still not resolved.

As of date still no decision and no official announcement from MoTAC as yet.