Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents president Datuk Tan Kok Liang said STA could be an alternative source of accomodations during Visit Malaysia 2020.
"Platforms like Airbnb serve their purpose, especially during peak seasons or when there is a lack of rooms during major events in town or city.
"It enables genuine homeowners to make a side income", he said.
Tan added that stringent regulation would protect tourists as well as the local community.
"Regulation of the home-sharing industry will ensure that our hospitality sector meets tourist expectations, thus ensuring a quality stay in our country", he said.