malaysia

  • Meliá Hotels International accelerates its growth in Asia Pacific to reach 45 hotels in the region

    Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, Executive Vice President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, as well as the COO, André P. Gerondeau and the Global Development Managing Director Maria Zarraluqui, have completed another annual tour of Asia Pacific accompanied by the Regional …

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  • 2018 budget of Malaysia expected to lift the country’s tourism to greater heights

    Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    The 2018 Budget of Malaysia will elevate the country’s tourism sector to greater heights, and the credit goes to Visit Malaysia 2020.   Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said that the ministry will improve the tourism …

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  • Indonesian tourism ministry holds coordination meeting with the Sarawak government Malaysia

    Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism held a coordination meeting with the Sarawak government, Malaysia, to optimize events in border areas for achieving the target of attracting foreign tourists in 2017.   Head of Promotion of Cultural Tourism at the Ministry …

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  • Celebrate Diwali as a memorable vacation

    Published on : Friday, September 22, 2017

    While it has always been a holiday, in recent times, Diwali has also become a time to travel and experiment. That’s why, though it is a chance to spend some much-needed time with family, it has also become a time …

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  • Malaysia budget travel segment suffers from tourism tax

    Published on : Sunday, September 10, 2017

    While agents operating out of Singapore are of the opinion that they are not seeing a decrease in demand for Malaysia after the imposition of tourism tax, trade players in the destination are concerned that the budget travel segment might …

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  • For weekends, Penang is boomed with the visitors

    Published on : Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Thanks to the long weekends that Penang is a now blooming with the tourists.     This Malaysian state is thronged by the visitors for its hill, beaches and the murals around the city and the butterfly park.     …

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  • Vietnam and Cambodia travel heads speak about boosting tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Vietnamese and Cambodian tourism officials met in Phnon Penh to speak about enhancing tourism between the two countries.     Vietnam’s General Department of Tourism, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism met with officials from with Cambodia’s Ministry …

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  • Tang appointed resort manager at Four Seasons Langkawi

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

         Melissa Tang will be leading the Four Seasons Hotels and Resort’s property in Langkawi, Malaysia as the manager. She has been associated with the 344-unit Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou since 2013 where she served as the director of …

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  • Malaysia: Sarawak welcomes over 20 lakh tourists during Jan-May period

    Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

    Sarawak state in Malaysia attracted 2,097,766 tourists during the first five months of this year, an increase of 291,223 visitors or 16.12 per cent from the same period last year.   The figures also showed an increase of 273,130 foreign …

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  • China and Malaysia gear for new railway project across Malacca

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    China and Malaysia will form a major component of China’s dream project Belt and Road Initiative by driving US$13 billion rail project across the Straits of Malacca.     This railway project has been planned over 688km East Coast Rail …

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  • Malaysia: Kampung Chohong archaeological site an ideal spot for tourism hub

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Seems like Malaysia is all set to get a new tourist hub. The archaeological site in Kampung Chohong in Melaka state has revealed a wide range of artifacts from human settlements between the 14th and 19th centuries. This makes it …

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  • New tourism tax in Malaysia from September 1

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    With effect from September 1, a tourism tax will be officially enforced in Malaysia, as confirmed by the Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz yesterday.   Foreign tourists will be charged a flat rate of RM10 (S$3.20) per room per …

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  • Star Cruises announces SuperStar Libra’s new triple homeports

    Published on : Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    Star Cruises announced SuperStar Libra’s latest deployment from 3 September onwards with triple homeports in Kuala Lumpur via Port Klang and Penang in Malaysia, as well as in Phuket, Thailand, with two cruises per week, including the 3-nights Kuala Lumpur …

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  • Malaysia gets $7.6 million business events this year

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Malaysia is keeping no stones unturned to become the favorite destination to organize various important global business events. Malaysia won few popular bids at the first half of 2017 to organize world class business events which are anticipated to create …

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  • Fostered health tourism in Malaysia generates better job opportunities

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Health tourism in Malaysia is a big venture and has registered a growth of 23% in 2016 with revenue of about RM1.12 billion, up from RM914 million in 2015.   More than 900,000 medical tourists visited the country last year …

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  • Revised tourism tax in Malaysia is a welcoming relief

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Due to the revised tourism tax plan that took effect from Aug 1, it is definitely a great relief for Malaysians, and less burdensome for foreigners. After much debate and talks with industry players and relevant stakeholders, the MalaysianTourism and …

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  • MoU signed between Malaysia and the Maldives for cultural cooperation

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Malaysia and the Maldives on cooperation in culture, arts and heritage, in conjunction with the island nation’s Independence Day. The agreement was signed by Tourism and Culture Ministry secretary-general Ab. Ghaffar …

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  • Before tourism tax in Malaysia, tax plans still ambiguous

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    With few days to go until the new tourism tax supposedly comes into effect from August 1, the Malaysian trade is still none the wiser about the tax collection procedures without further information from the government.   Operators of accommodation …

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  • Indonesia to take part in Malaysia’s travel fair in August this year

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    For attracting visitors from Malaysia, Indonesia would take part in Malaysia’s travel fair event which will take place from August 4–6.   Deputy Minister for International Tourism Marketing of Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism I Gde Pitana said, “We have so …

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  • Amadeus launches new marketplace for destination content

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    With a myriad of adventures and experiences awaiting travellers, the tours and activities market is booming. Travel activities account for 9% of global travel revenue and this segment is growing faster than the total travel market.   However, no longer …

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