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Malaysia sets target of 23,000 tourists from Kazakhstan in 2017

Malaysia aims to attract 23,000 tourists from Kazakhstan this year, a double-fold increase over the previous year. The target has been set by the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.   In 2016, Malaysia received 26.8 million tourists and, out of …

  • Malaysia sets target of 23,000 tourists from Kazakhstan in 2017

    Published on : Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Malaysia aims to attract 23,000 tourists from Kazakhstan this year, a double-fold increase over the previous year. The target has been set by the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.   In 2016, Malaysia received 26.8 million tourists and, out of …

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  • Over 33,000 foreigners settled in Malaysia since 2002

    Published on : Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Malaysia has become second home to over 33,000 foreigners from 126 countries, Bernama News quoted the country’s Tourism and Culture Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz as saying. These foreigners have settled in the country under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) …

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  • Puducherry gears for tourism development

    Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Puducherry is planning to experience the tourists surge and the Central Government grants 107 crore of rupees to promote the tourism, heritage and the spirituality. The Chief Minister of Puducherry V.Narayanasamy is very elated with this grant and the development …

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  • Forest Department relocates the Tourism Ticket Counter at Kakkayam

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Kakkayam comes in the news of discontent as the Forest Department of Kakkayam is decided to close down a tourism ticket counter in the residential area of Kakkayam, which is located in the Western Ghats Mountain Range in India.   …

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  • New endeavour to promote tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    In a unique endeavour to facilitate visits to India, the Union tourism ministry has launched a 24×7 toll free multi-lingual helpline. This relates to availability of tourist information and assistance to the visiting tourists while travelling within the country.   …

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  • Indian Ministry of Tourism celebrates ‘3rd International Day of Yoga’

    Published on : Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    The Indian Ministry of Tourism is celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY) through various initiatives:   A 30 second Radio Spot promoting Yoga was developed and is airing on 17 AIR FM stations starting 14thJune.   A 60 second …

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  • Sarawak withdraws from the Malaysian Tourism Board over new tourism tax

    Published on : Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Sarawak has withdrawn from the Malaysian Tourism Board, increasing a sudden spat between the state and federal governments over a new tourism tax set to begin next month. According to the chief minister’s office, “The state government deems that the …

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  • Indian hospitality industry wishes a single GST rate of 18%

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    After the declaration of GST rates with diverse tax slabs across hotel room rates, the Indian hospitality industry is hoping that the government will review a single slab of 18 per cent to create a level playing field, besides providing …

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  • The 10th anniversary of ITB Asia 2017 is expecting huge exhibitor demand

    Published on : Thursday, May 4, 2017

    This year, ITB Asia 2017 will be observing its 10th anniversary as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’. The event will be commemorating its milestone year with an amazing start. This event witnesses a huge rush of different exhibitors and industry …

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  • New visa scheme is likely to attract more Indians to Malaysia this year

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    ‘Namaste India’ will be a traditional greeting for Malaysia as it eyes this country and take its outbound tourism to 50 million by 2020. By offering easy and cheap new visa scheme to the Indians, Malaysia aims to cross its …

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  • Indonesia promotes spiritual tourism through world’s largest Buddhist temple

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Spiritual tourism is on Indonesia’s list for the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur in Java province, central Indonesia. It will be for promoting peace and bringing harmony across the world. A cultural introduction programme was held yesterday by Tidar Heritage …

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  • Health tourism in Malaysia takes a bigger leap!

    Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    The health tourism industry of Malaysia has added huge impetus to the tourist inflow in the country. Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Tourism and Culture Minister of Malaysia explained that medical tourism in Malaysia is far advanced and competitive than many …

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  • MATTA wish to correct misquotes in news report

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat has spotted misquotes in the Bernama report “Matta disinterested in cooperation with N. Korean tourism industry” and posted by Malay Mail Online on March 1.   He said “The report stated …

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  • Malaysia’s e-visa move for India welcomed by Indian tour operators

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Malaysia’s e-visa move for Indian travellers has been hailed by Indian tour operators who said would help in achieving Malaysia’s target of one million visitors from India this year. India’s leading travel industry bodies welcomed the new facility and pledged …

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  • Asia tops the chart in 2016 for tourist numbers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Worldwide, number of international tourists rose by 4% to 1.2 billion in 2016, with Asians traveling more. However, security fears affected visitor arrivals in Europe, according to the UNWTO. The UNWTO said that the number of people living in Asia …

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  • AirAsia offers 20% discount on all flights as part of ‘All Seats, All Flights’ campaign

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Malaysian carrier AirAsia has launched the “All Seats, All Flights” promotional campaign. It is offering offering a 20 per cent discount on all flights for bookings from today to Feb 12 and for travel between Feb 7 to July 31, …

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  • InterContinental Hotels Group appoints Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia. His immediate remit will be to further strengthen IHG’s presence in the region encompassing India, Sri Lanka, Nepal …

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  • Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Keen to gain benefit from Thailand’s tourism sector, Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand. The latter welcomed over 30 million ones throughout last year.   To address the aim, Indonesia would extensively promote its tour destinations …

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  • Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign launched in Singapore

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    In a bid to promote ASEAN as a single, unified travel destination, the Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign was launched in Singapore on Wednesday.   The campaign was launched by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At the opening of the …

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  • Foreign tourists in India on e-visas to get free SIM cards

    Published on : Friday, December 30, 2016

    The Indian government will hand out free SIM cards to foreign travelers with electronic tourist visas at 12 Indian airports. These pre-loaded SIM cards come as safety measures for memorable traveling in India.   This is indeed welcome news for …

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