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  • Malaysia Airlines’ Double 12 (12.12) Deals on offer

    December 11, 2017 2:14 AM 20

    A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft (left) taxis on the tarmac of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — Malaysia Airlines Bhd is offering up to a 30 per cent in discount on fares for economy class travel to selected destinations with the ‘Malaysia Airlines’ Double 12 (12.12) Deals’ from December 12 to 15. In a statement

  • Malindo Air now offers daily flights to Phnom Penh

    December 5, 2017 4:48 AM 15

    The airlines joins Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia in offering flight services to Cambodia. — Reuters picPHNOM PENH, Dec 5 — Malaysia’s Malindo Air inaugurated its maiden flight from Kuala Lumpur to Phnom Penh International Airport on December 1, beginning the carrier’s daily flights to Cambodia. According to Vietnam News Agency (VNA) the new route will be operated

  • Hello Kitty is the new whiskered face of United Nations tourism (VIDEO)

    December 5, 2017 2:12 AM 24

    Hello Kitty is the new travel ambassador for the United Nations. — AFP picTOKYO, Dec 5 — The United Nations has tapped an ambassador with universal appeal to spread its message of sustainable and responsible tourism: Hello Kitty. As one of the most recognisable, lovable and least offensive characters in the world, Hello Kitty is a safe choice for the part. As “Special

  • Disney to open Japan-themed park in Tokyo, says report

    December 2, 2017 1:25 AM 21

    The third Disney amusement park will join its existing Disneyland and DisneySea. — AFP picTOKYO, Dec 2 — Disney is set to open a third amusement park in Japan that will be uniquely themed after Japanese heritage and culture. Currently, the country boasts two Disney theme parks—Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. According to news site Mainichi

  • This luxury hotel brand has the highest approval rating among wealthy guests

    December 1, 2017 1:54 AM 18

    When it comes to satisfying the demands of the world’s wealthiest, high maintenance travellers, the Ritz-Carlton hotel brand is tops. — AFP picNEW YORK, Dec 1 — When it comes to satisfying the demands of the world’s wealthiest, high maintenance travellers, the Ritz-Carlton hotel brand is tops. That’s according to a global survey that polled 3,900 consumers

  • Seven caves in Baling to be turned into hotel or homestay

    November 29, 2017 11:59 PM 15

    The beautiful morning scenery from the summit of Mount Baling, Kedah during an expedition October 7, 2016. — Picture courtesy of Facebook/Guide Gunung Baling BALING, Nov 30 — Seven caves around Mount Baling will be turned into hotel or homestay, said district officer Datuk Md Shuhaime Abdul Rahman. He said the caves were Gua Kelamin, Gua Kristal, Gua Cermin

  • Balinese offer prayers as rumbling volcano threatens tourism lifeblood

    November 28, 2017 9:46 AM 10

    A Balinese man sits as Mount Agung volcano erupts at Lempuyang Temple in Karangasem, Bali, November 27, 2017. — Reuters pic CANDI DASA, Nov 28 — Bali’s rumbling Mount Agung is starting to impact the economy of the holiday island and, if the eruptions and volcanic ash clouds persist, could spark a bigger wave of cancellations by visitors to Indonesia’s

  • Flights still affected by volcanic activity in Bali

    November 28, 2017 6:01 AM 15

    Tourists try to obtain flight information following the closure of Ngurah Rai airport, due to the eruption of Mount Agung, in Denpasar November 28, 2017 in Antara Foto image. — Reuters pic KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 — Volcanic activity involving Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia continues to affect flights to and from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

  • Anjung Malaysia latest attraction at KLIA

    November 21, 2017 7:22 AM 22

    Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai at the wau demonstration after launching Anjung Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport November 21, 2017. — Bernama picSEPANG, Nov 21 — Anjung Malaysia, an area which reflects the unique Malaysian culture and flavour through the display of local architecture, products and cuisines is the latest

  • China pledges another three years of ‘toilet revolution’ to boost tourism

    November 19, 2017 12:29 PM 17

    China announced today plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its ‘toilet revolution’ aimed at boosting tourism. — AFP picBEIJING, Nov 19 — China announced today plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its “toilet revolution” aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the sector’s