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  • KLIA among world’s top 10 most connected airports

    London, UNITED KINGDOM — London’s Heathrow has emerged the most connected airport, in a list that ranks the busiest megahubs around the world. Compiled by air travel intelligence company OAG, the international megahubs index ranks airports by calculating the total number of possible connections between inbound and outbound international flights within a six-hour window. Read More

  • MasterCard lists KL as among world’s most visited cities

    Bangkok, THAILAND — In addition to being the most popular destination in 2016, Bangkok is forecast to become the most visited city in the world by year’s end for international travel. According the latest edition of the annual MasterCard Destination Cities Index, the Thai capital received 19.41 million international overnight visitors in 2016 ― a figure that’s expected to grow another 4 per cent this year to 20.19 million. Read More

  • ‘River Of Life’: An Attraction Soon To Become Reality

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — The government’s intention of turning the rivers of the federal capital into an attraction by 2020 is being materialised with the cleaning works under the River of Life (ROL) project underway. The river-cleaning project throughout a 110-km stretch is now 86 per cent competed and involved eight rivers, namely, Sungai Gombak, Sungai Keroh, Sungai Batu, Sungai Jinjang, Sungai Bunus, Sungai Klang, Sungai Ampang and Sungai Kerayong. Read More

  • Championing Islamic finance in the UK and Malaysia

    London, UNITED KINGDOM — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s whistle-stop meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May at 10 Downing Street last Thursday when they vowed to strengthen business, trade and investment ties among others, comes at a time when the two countries are seeking to consolidate their cooperation in a post-Brexit Britain, including in the Islamic finance and investment space. Read More

  • Countries should pay ’special attention’ to halal tourism: UNWTO report

    Madrid, SPAIN — The World Tourism Organization, an agency of the United Nations, has released a report on the contribution of Islamic culture and its impact on the Asian tourism market, to help its 157 member states better understand the potential of Islamic tourism and develop policy recommendations to develop the sector.   Read More

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