Motac launches new licensing system

The new tourism licencing and enforcement system will be accessible on Nov 1


THE Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) have launched the Tourism Licencing and Enforcement System (Tourlist) to replace the Tourism Industry Licencing System (SPIP).

Motac said they would shut down SPIP on Oct 1, 2022, to give way to the development stage of Tourlist that will be going live on Nov 1, 2022.

“With the shutdown, the deadline for all licences application such as the tour operating business and travel agency business licence; Institute of tourism training, tour guide, excursion bus and car rental services (Sabah, Sarawak dan Labuan) and application for hotel premises registration will be on Sept 30, 2022.

“All the completed and approved applications from SSIP will be migrated to Tourlist while those unsuccessful applications or those unable to be processed before the deadline will not be migrated to the new system. As such, these applications can be reapplied through the new system and they are eligible for a refund if the processing fees have been made at SPIP,” the ministry said in a statement today. 

The ministry added that the ministry’s tour licencing and authorisation unit (BPPP) will conduct an online testing for the system on Oct 27 to Oct 30 involving selected industry players to ensure the system is good to go on Nov 1.

During the shutting down period of SPIP, applicants can do manual application at all BPPP counters or the ministry’s state offices.