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  • Malaysia expects two million Chinese tourists this year

    Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA — Malaysia’s tourism sector is expected to see a further upswing this year, with visitors from China alone set to double to two million, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said. He said that with many of these tourists heading to Sabah, his ministry encouraged more international airlines to fly into the state.

    The MCA president added that the anticipated increase in arrivals was among the matters discussed between his party deputy Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, and China Consul General in Sabah, Chen Pei Jie, at a meeting on Saturday. Read More

  • Langkawi Airport Wins ACI Service Quality Award

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — The Langkawi International Airport (LIA) was voted the best airport in Asia Pacific in the under two million passengers per year category for the second year running.

    In a statement Wednesday, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said LIA received the recognition under the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award 2014. Read More

  • Cruise market growing for Malaysia

    Klang, MALAYSIA — Malaysia’s potential for cruise market is growing in tandem with the rising tourism products demand in Asia.

    Princess Cruises director of Southeast Asia Farriek Tawfik said: “Malaysia is very promising as there are strategic locations in Southeast Asia.There are many islands and ports of call which offers plenty of potential for cruise destinations and new itineraries.” Read More

  • Malaysia won Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at ATF 2015

    Nay Pyi Taw, MYANMAR — Malaysia was awarded the Best ASEAN Marketing and Promotional Campaign at the 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) which was held from 22 to 29 January 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. It was presented during the opening ceremony of the ATF held at the Myanmar International Convention Center on 26 January 2015.  Read More

  • Tourism Malaysia Targets 14m Tourist Arrivals From Singapore This Year

    Singapore City, SINGAPORE — With the new tourism campaign, Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 (MyFest 2015), Tourism Malaysia targets 14 million tourist arrivals from Singapore this year, says Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board chairman Tan Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen. Read More

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