• Japan may face $1.29 billion in tourism revenue due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

    According to an estimate by a U.N. agency, Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus epidemic.  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) attributed the estimate …

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  • Malaysian states reliant on Chinese tourist dollars are now considering alternative markets

    Published on : Sunday, February 16, 2020

    With the Chinese government issuing a lockdown of more than 30 cities, some Malaysian states dependent on Chinese tourist dollars are now considering alternative markets.   Mr. Abdul Rashid Asari, the Selangor state executive councilor managing tourism said that the state would …

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  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre partners with Australia to attract more Australian events

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is looking to build on its long-standing connections and relationships with Australia to attract more Australia-based events to Malaysia during 2020. This initiative has been given particular emphasis by the Australian Government’s recent …

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  • WHO warns of wider spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 12, 2020

        It is time to prepare for the possibility of wider transmission of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned Malaysia and other countries.   Dr Takeshi Kasai,WHO regional western Pacific director said that …

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  • Matta president says Malaysia tourism will be hit hard, China suspending tour groups

    Published on : Monday, January 27, 2020

    Malaysia’s tourism industry is expected to run into losses of millions due to the deadly coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak that has spread across China and abroad.     In the wake of the outbreak the Chinese government had temporarily suspended inbound …

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  • Malaysia is promoting motorcycle tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2020

    Can you imagine riding on Lake Putrajaya, taking your time to stop and enjoy the beauty, or glide under the Seri Wawasan Bridge? Well, now the Malaysia Tourist Promotion Board (MTPB) has announced the first initiative of this kind for boosting motorcycle …

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  • Malaysia introduces two new policies to improve tourism revenue

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    In 2020, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), Malaysia, will introduce two new policies to make tourism revenue better and fortify the inclusivity of ethnic groups in the country.   Bernama news agency recognized the two projects as …

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  • Malaysia, Nepal promoting 2020 as year of tourism ahead of neighbours

    Published on : Saturday, January 4, 2020

    The current year kicks off as the year of free tourist visa and ‘Visit Us’ campaign as Malaysia and Thailand are already promoting 2020 as the ‘tourism year’.   It is just Day 3 of 2020 and we already have …

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  • Malaysia expects to attract 30 million visitors this year

    Published on : Thursday, January 2, 2020

    Malaysia has kicked off the year with the launch of Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign to attract 30 million visitors to its shores amid a challenging economic outlook this year. The tourism drive is expected to give a boost to …

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  • Amatra introduces June Jacobs Bath Amenity for its guests

    Published on : Tuesday, December 24, 2019

    A key differentiator among luxury resorts and hotels are their bathroom amenities, and Amatra is proud to introduce the top of the line range of June Jacobs Bath amenities for its luxury properties in India.   For over thirty years, …

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  • Malaysian hotel allures its guests with traditional Borneo ethnic cultural experiences

    Published on : Friday, December 6, 2019

    Located at Kuala Penyu Beach, the premium all-inclusive Club Med resort will offer a pristine paradise, with proximity to famous landmarks in the vicinity such as Mount Kinabalu, the Menumbok Forest Reserve, and Pulau Tiga.     The resort, just …

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  • Flood-hit Lawas Airport closed

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Lawas Airport in northern Sarawak has been closed down after runway and airport complex were flooded due to non-stop heavy rain that started from Tuesday night.       Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, which has issued a closure notice of …

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  • Chinese tourists to be educated about behaving courteously in Malaysia

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Malaysia has set huge plans for its tourism industry. The Southeast Asian nation hopes to attract 30 million visitors collectively spending 100 billion ringgit (US$24 billion) by the end of 2020. In order to achieve this, the prime minister of …

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  • Malaysia all prepared to receive more visitors in VM2020

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    With just a month left to Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020), the country is all prepared to receive even more tourists. In 2019 itself, Malaysia witnessed an influx of international visitors during the first three quarter of 2019.   Between January …

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  • Malaysia welcomes more than 20 million tourists in first 9 months of this year

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    Malaysia saw positive growth in the tourism sector in the first half of this year, boosted by stronger international tourist arrivals. The international tourist arrivals stood at 20,109,203 tourists between January and September, an increase of 3.7 per cent, compared …

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  • In the first half of 2019, Malaysia experienced a positive growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2019

    In the first half of 2019, Malaysia experienced a positive growth in tourism, boosted by huge international tourist arrivals.   Between January and September, international tourist arrivals stood at 20,109,203 tourists. It was an increase of 3.7 per cent, compared …

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  • Malaysia all set to woo young minds from TN

    Published on : Saturday, October 19, 2019

    Malaysia South East Asian nation of Malaysia is now keen on attracting young Indian tourists by offering a slew of attractive travel offerings. With this the government is expecting to attract about 7,00,000 visitors from India in 2019.   To …

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  • Anantara announces Malaysia debut with the opening of a luxury resort in Desaru Coast

    Published on : Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is entering the Malaysian luxury hospitality sector with the debut of the Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas property, scheduled to open on 1 December 2019.       Desaru Coast, Malaysia’s rising-star luxury resort …

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  • Now Malaysia boasts of world’s longest waterslide

    Published on : Thursday, September 26, 2019

    The world’s longest waterslide has been installed at Malaysia’s Escape theme park located on the island of Penang.   It takes visitors a full four minutes to whiz down the 1,140-metre long waterslide which winds its way across a 70 …

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  • Malaysia focuses on Heritage Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Jalan Tengkera in Melaka has all the features of a great heritage tourism product – a war-torn past, centuries-old Dutch buildings, mystical tombs and households with heirloom artifacts. A team of researchers from Melaka recently did a cultural mapping of …

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