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OYO Hotel and Homes is offering OYO hotels as accommodation place for frontliners working at the COVID-19 quarantine centres across the nation.
OYO’s Malaysia and Singapore vice-president and head Tan Ming Luk said more than 70 per cent OYO property owners express their interest to host frontliners working at administering vaccines when the public vaccination programme begins.
“For OYO, we believe in contributing our strengths, namely safe, clean and affordable accommodation spread across a network of more than 20,000 hotels in 75 cities and towns throughout Malaysia.
“Our existing Sanitised Stays programme and experience serving as COVID-19 isolation centres stands us in good stead to serve as accommodation for frontliners,” he said in a statement Friday.
Meanwhile, Tan said OYO has proposed Langkawi Island to kick start hyper-localised strategy as a way to reopen the tourism sector safely and gradually.
“With entry points limited, we could restrict entry to smaller groups of guests who have proof of vaccination and pass a COVID-19 test prior to entering the island.
“After landing, tourists would go directly to their resorts and remain there for their entire trip, and activities would be limited to simpler itineraries, where excursions would only be open to registered guests taking boat trips for snorkelling, diving and fishing.
“Beyond resort-style tourism, we also want the rest of Langkawi’s hotels, from budget to luxury, and all other businesses to benefit from this programme, so protecting the residents of Langkawi with vaccination is also crucial,” he said.