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  • Smartphone app launched for Visit Pahang Year 2017

    Bentong, MALAYSIA — The Pahang state government has introduced a special smart phone application to facilitate tourists in obtaining information on popular tourist destinations for the Visit Pahang Year (VPY2017). Read More

  • Discounted airfares to dominate airlines sector this year

    Petaling Jaya, MALAYSIA — Discounted airfares for travellers are likely to dominate the aviation sector this year as the three large local carriers slug it out for market share. Last year, airlines saw their profits rise despite the stiff competition that saw a lot of ticket prices slashed. Read More

  • The world’s got a ticket to ride in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — The tourism sector is expected to be on the road to recovery this year, helped in part by foreign exchange rates, and on the back of a marginal rebound in tourist arrivals in 2016.

    A total of 17.6 million tourists visited Malaysia between January and August last year, representing a 4.6% increase in visits compared with the same period in 2015. “Arrivals last year so far have seen some recovery due to our promotional initiatives,” says Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin. Singapore, Indonesia, China, Thailand and Brunei made up the top five countries that contributed to the rise in the number of tourists visiting Malaysia. Read More

  • Tourist arrivals in Malaysia expected to rise 4.3pc to 31.8 million in 2017

    Alor Gajah, MALAYSIA — The number of tourist arrivals in Malaysia is expected to increase by about 4.3 per cent to 31.8 million this year with the implementation of Visit Pahang, Perak and Terengganu Year 2017. Read More

  • Joyous Firework Display Lights Up KL Skies As Malaysia Greets 2017

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA — Fireworks burst into dazzling colours above the Kuala Lumpur skies and elsewhere across the country as Malaysia joined the world in welcoming 2017.

    The Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) dominated by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers was the place to be in the Malaysian capital as city dwellers and foreigners came together to usher in the new year. At the KLCC, revellers enjoyed a concert, joined in the countdown and shouted ‘Happy New Year’ with excitement at the stroke of midnight as they bid farewell to 2016. Read More

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