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  • The world’s ten best treetop stays - The Malaysian Insider

    January 28, 2015 4:31 AM 97

    Japamala Treetop villas and chalets, Malaysia. — January 28, 2015.A treehouse sojourn is a memorable holiday that every avid traveller should add to their bucket list. From the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand, HotelsCombined has unearthed the planet’s most incredible treetop escapes. Perched high above the luxuriant

  • Over 1.1 billion tourists worldwide in 2014

    January 28, 2015 3:35 AM 92

    According to the official figures published January 27 by the UN World Tourism Organisation, there were 1.138 billion international travellers in 2014. This is 51 million more tourists than in the previous year, representing a rise of 4.7%. These latest figures confirm the trend seen in recent years, in which the growth in international tourism has consistently

  • Voodoo queen cemetery in New Orleans to restrict access after vandalism

    January 28, 2015 1:31 AM 73

    A plaque, pennies, and scratched X's adorn the reputed tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau in the St Louis Cemetary in New Orleans, Louisiana in this November 1, 2005 file photo. – Reuters pic, January 28, 2015.New Orleans’s oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased, the result of a spate

  • San Francisco Zoo offers cockroach, scorpion adoptions for spurned lovers

    January 27, 2015 4:31 AM 72

    A certificate of adoption with a box of fake cockroaches is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the San Francisco Zoo. – Reuters pic, January 27, 2015.The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day: the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling

  • Malaysia makes strong pitch as travel destination

    January 26, 2015 4:19 AM 66

    Malaysia is expected to continue its strong showing as a tourist destination. – Reuters pic, January 26, 2015.After hitting international headlines in 2014 because of three airplane tragedies, Malaysia entered the new year with renewed vigour and made a strong pitch as a travel destination at the three-day New York Times Travel Show which ended Sunday

  • way promo kicks off today

    January 26, 2015 1:30 AM 65

    Firefly Airlines is offering a promotion of a limited RM88 all-in, one-way fare for all its domestic destinations for the Chinese New Year holidays from today until February 8. The travel period will be from now until October 24 this year, Firefly Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, said in a statement today. It said tickets for Firefly's

  • How to get into North Korea

    January 26, 2015 1:13 AM 59

    General view of Pyongyang, North Korea. The normally secretive country is seeking volunteers to teach English and tourism management to local students. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 26, 2015.If you harbour a fascination with the secretive, mysterious state that is North Korea, here’s one way of getting in: the country is seeking volunteers to teach English

  • Best countries for free and quality hotel WiFi

    January 24, 2015 12:13 AM 61

    A new ranking shows the best countries and cities for finding free, quality hotel WiFi. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, January 24, 2015.A group that collects hotel Wifi data around the world has come up with a ranking of the countries that offer the most reliable, high-speed connectivity and the cities where you’re most likely to find free in-room WiFi. When it comes

  • Agoda celebrates Chinese New Year with hotel specials throughout Asia

    January 22, 2015 8:14 AM 69

    Agoda.com is celebrating one of Malaysia’s many cultural holidays with outstanding hotel specials for Chinese New Year that are now available on Agoda.com. Valid for the travel period of 13 – 25 February 2015, Malaysians looking to travel over Chinese New Year can celebrate the holiday at some of Asia’s most popular destinations. Discounts of at least

  • TripAdvisor names Malaysia’s best hotels in 2015

    January 22, 2015 3:13 AM 47

    The Danna Langkawi emerged as the number one hotel in the Top Hotels and Top Luxury Hotels categories in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels in Malaysia.TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for Hotels yesterday. The 13th annual awards showcase more than 8,151 winning properties worldwide, covering eight regions