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September 5, 2018 7:18 AM MATTA unveils prepaid travel card

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) today announced a new product from its partnership with homegrown FinTech company ManagePay Systems Berhad (MPay) - an innovative travel card and loyalty solution. The "Jelajahi Negaraku Malaysia" card offers loyal MATTA customers perks such as attractive cashback deals and special 67

August 28, 2018 2:21 AM Fire forces brief Statue of Liberty evacuation

NEW YORK: More than 3,000 tourists were evacuated Monday from the island where the Statue of Liberty stands, after propane cylinders caught fire at a construction site near the iconic landmark, officials said. Liberty Island, which welcomes thousands of visitors a day during the busy summer season, was evacuated for more than two hours, before the fire department 11

August 15, 2018 3:15 AM Georgia hopes to sign MoU on tourism cooperation with Malaysia by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: Georgia is keen to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia aimed at boosting bilateral tourism between the two countries, says its Ambassador to Malaysia Nikoloz Apkhazava. He said the MoU in the field of tourism will be crucial to expanding bilateral collaboration in the related sectors, including exchanging information 12

August 14, 2018 2:30 PM Tourist killed by helicopter tail rotor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper at Hilsa — the staging point for popular pilgrimage sites in neighbouring Tibet — when the accident happened. "He was hit on his head by the tail rotor 14

August 13, 2018 2:04 AM Curfew in ESSZone extended to Aug 29

KOTA KINABALU: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which ends at 6pm today, has been extended to Aug 29, according to Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din (pix). Wth the extension of the curfew, he said, those living in the affected areas should remain indoors, while outsiders would not be allowed 10

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 22

August 2, 2018 4:14 AM AirAsia bullish on Indonesian market

JAKARTA: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia, which will start flights to Silangit Airport, Indonesia, the main gateway to Lake Toba from Oct 28, is looking to increase its services in Indonesia, a market in which it sees huge potential. Speaking at a press conference in conjunction with the official launch of the new route today, AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes 25

July 30, 2018 11:19 AM Kuwaiti couple banned from leaving Sri Lanka over airport assault

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court Monday impounded the passports of a Kuwaiti couple who tried to smuggle a dog into the country and assaulted five customs officers who tried to stop them. A magistrate ordered immigration authorities to prevent the couple from leaving Sri Lanka and fixed a court hearing for Aug 10. The 32-year-old woman and her 29-year-old 8

July 30, 2018 4:05 AM More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake

LOMBOK, Indonesia: More than 500 hikers and their guides remain stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian holiday island, a national park official said Monday. Helicopters and rescue teams on foot have been deployed to scour the slopes of Mount Rinjani, which is crisscrossed with hiking 8

July 23, 2018 12:57 PM MyCEB eyes RM600m revenue from this year’s programmes

JOHOR BARU: The Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) aims to earn RM600 million revenue from the 80 programmes it is organising this year. CEO Datuk Zulkefli Sharif said since the beginning of this year, MyCEB has held 70 programmes, generating revenue of RM385 million. The amount is less than the RM954 million it earned through 151 programmes 10