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  • Halal industry development will complement tourism sector

    Malacca, MALAYSIA — The rapid development of the halal industry in Malaysia will not only open up various opportunities but also spur the nation’s tourism industry, says Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Mas Ermieyati Samsudin. Read More

  • Tourism Ministry eyes four million Chinese tourists in 2018

    Jelebu, MALAYSIA — The tourism ministry has targeted four million Chinese tourists in 2018, says the minister, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.

    He said the target was realistic as Malaysia was now seen as a choice destination for the Chinese who liked the country’s diversity including food, rural tourism and relative proximity. “Each year, 140 million tourists from China go abroad. Of the total, Malaysia only received 1.6 million tourists last year, which was less than one per cent while Thailand gained eight million. Read More

  • Accessible Tourism, theme of World Tourism Day 2016

    Bangkok, THAILAND — For the last quarter–century World Tourism Day, held annually on 27 September, has aimed to foster awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impact. This year’s official celebrations will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the theme of ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’. Read More

  • Kuala Lumpur beats Tokyo, Seoul as world’s top travel destination

    Bangkok, THAILAND — Bangkok, projected to welcome 21.47 million international overnight visitors in 2016, is now the world’s top-ranked destination city. According to the annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index released today, the Thai capital edges out second-ranked London which should welcome 19.88 million visitors this year. Read More

  • Alibaba keen to promote Sabah’s tourist attractions in China

    Hangzhou, CHINA — Global online marketing giant Alibaba Group has expressed readiness to help promote Sabah’s tourism attractions through its online travel marketing platform, Alitrip.

    Its General Manager for Destination Division, Tony Duan, said Alibaba was open to any discussion for Sabah to leverage on the Group’s global online travel marketing, especially targeting the Chinese market. “We are aware of Sabah’s growing popularity as a tourist destination especially among the Chinese,” he said. Read More

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