The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has launched the Clean & Safe Malaysia hygiene and safety label, which is a certification programme designed specifically for hotels and resorts in compliance with both local regulatory requirements and international standards.
Bureau Veritas Malaysia has been appointed by MAH as the independent auditor for the country's first-ever industry wide hygiene and safety label.
Bureau Veritas, which has auditing experience in more than 140 countries and is also working wit Accor in the French hospitality chain's own hygiene label, will audit and monitor participating hotels throughout the entire certification period and the general public can also access information of these hotels on its website.
Certified hotels will be issued the Clean & Safe Malaysia label and certificate, complete with its very own QR code for referencing and verification purposes.
The programme is the only one so far supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia, and will be the benchmark of hygiene and safety standards for the hotel industry of Malaysia, according to MAH.
"The Clean & Safe Malaysia hygiene and safety label extends beyond base regulatory requirements, with the ultimate goal of not only ensuring its implementation but also continuous compliance for peace of mind of travellers staying at certified hotels,” said Yap Lip Seng, CEO of MAH.
He added: “There is a need to reassure tourists that Malaysia is ready, and the Clean & Safe Malaysia label is the mark to look out for, with a clear message to the world that Malaysia welcomes you, make us your next destination of choice."