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Calling for French Expatriates in Malaysia to Join A Video Contest in Conjunction with VM2020

In an effort to increase the awareness of Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign among the estimated 4,500 French expatriates living in Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia have collaborated with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (CCIFM) to organise a social …

  • Boeing South Carolina Teammates Reaffirm Their Choice to Stay Union Free

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Boeing Teammates at Boeing South Carolina (BSC) have voted to reject the International Association of Machinists’ (IAM) attempt to unionize the site. A total of 2,828 teammates of the approximately 3,000 eligible to vote cast ballots, with 74 percent (2,097) …

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  • Royal Malaysian Navy set to rescue stranded tourists on Timon Island

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    All the 123 tourists stranded on Pulau Tioman after passenger ferry services to the mainland were halted due to bad weather and rough seas are all set to be rescued by Royal Malaysian Navy personnel.   The personnel, from the …

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  • Malaysia to set tourism office in Kolkata at strengthen base in India

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    In a bid to increase tourists from Kolkata, Malaysia has planned to set up a tourism office in India’s eastern region, Tourism and Culture, Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said. The move is part of Malaysia’s efforts to attract more …

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  • By Day and By Night project to help Victoria’s Sovereign Hill attract more tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Sovereign Hill, Victoria’s most valuable tourism icon, is receiving an upgrade with $8 million investment in By Day and By Night project.   The project will see a new sound and light show night experience, enhanced play space and indigenous …

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  • New facility in Australia’s Sovereign Hill to attract more tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The completion of a new 32 bed accommodation facility in Sovereign Hill in Australia will increase annual visitor numbers by 25 per cent and boost student overnight stays by 10 per cent to the open-air museum and historical park. The …

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  • Real-time travel information inow available on Geelong’s bus network

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Local passengers now have up-to-the-minute information about bus services in and around Geelong. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that real-time travel information is now available on Geelong’s bus network, making it easier for passengers to plan their …

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  • A welcome Viking invasion! Tourism Ireland sets its sights on more Nordic tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The island of Ireland was showcased to some 40 top tour operators from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland – during Tourism Ireland’s 2017 Nordic trade workshop, which took place in Stockholm. Eighteen (18) Irish tourism companies took part in the …

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  • Greece sees a bright hope in medical tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Greece is among the latest few to join the growing global medical tourism market. Known for its temperate climate and medical staff with excellence, Greece is slowly establishing itself as a preferred destination for medical tourism. This sector has strong …

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  • Abha adorns with flowers to attract Arab tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    In order to attract Arab tourists, a carpet of 800 thousand beautiful flowers is decking up Saudi Arabia’s city of Abha.   The flowers were assembled in different shapes and sizes and are spread over 26 thousand square meters. This …

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  • World’s first tourism social media channel for romance launched by Antigua and Barbuda

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    This Valentine’s Day, Antigua and Barbuda is celebrating the essence of the day by launching the world’s first tourism social media channel dedicated to romance on Facebook. Antigua and Barbuda is regarded one of the most romantic destinations in the …

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  • Qatar Flights to act as a major factor boosting Canberra’s tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Next year February, Qatar Airways will allow its flights to fly between Doha and Canberra as confirmed by Ian Hill, Visit Canberra executive director. To quote Hill, ‘’ they’re working through details and schedules; there’s a lot of logistics that …

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  • Australia is fortifying its tourism relation with China this year

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    2017 has been named as the China Australia Year of Tourism. ADS scheme was formed to provide quality travel experience to the Chinese visitors traveling to Australia.  Under ADS Scheme, Australia was the first western country to receive opportunities of …

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  • International award for Greek tourism professor

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Greek tourism professor Marianna Sigala, who came to Australia about two years ago and was recently appointed director of the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management at the School of Management at the University of South Australia, was conferred another …

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  • 2017 world tourism expo in Sanganai, Zimbabwe

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority is asking all interested people who have been registered for Sanganai/Hlanganani 2017 to revert by return mail to enable ZTA to establish the number of exhibitors required to receive this important training. This training will cover …

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  • President Trump’s travel ban foretells bad times for U.S. Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The aftermath of President Trump’s travel ban targeting nationals of 7 Muslim countries might not have held up in court, but it is sure to keep many people opting out of travel to the U.S. This order from Trump brought …

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  • Sustainability is the new mantra for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The reaction of the international community after declaration of Beijing the next host of the 2022 winter Olympics was somewhat lukewarm. It would be held jointly with Zhangjiakou located in North China’s Hebei province. The cost of hosting Olympic Games …

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  • For global expansion, TUI is eyeing Brazil & China this year

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Customers of TUI from countries like Brazil, Spain, China and Italy are soon to receive holidays and special offers. This European and tourism company plans to incorporate this facility to attract more customers, keep their hotels full and increase sales …

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  • Tui Group echoes Cook in verifying UK price increase

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Fritz Joussen, Tui Group chief executive while talking to a conference call and delivering the financial results of the firm said that 4 percent more customers with 8 percent more revenue for summer and winter 2017. Summer bookings were up …

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  • UK Airports emphasizes post Brexit aviation agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Huge number of MP’s in the UK believes that the country should have new international aviation agreements to combat Brexit. Even airport authorities said that lack such agreements could make Britain appear less powerful and might cause hindrance in trading …

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  • VisitBritain to open its first office in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Yesterday, VisitBritain opened a new office in Riyadh. Britain’s national tourism body took this step to lure more travelers from Saudi Arabia to United Kingdom. This announcement was made at the residence of Simon Collis, British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia …

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