Germans and Italians will join the ranks of Europeans who get to enjoy a luxurious yet value-for-money holiday package in legendary Langkawi. A recent report had Langkawi Development Authority (Lada)’s Tourism principal assistant manager, Azmil Munif Bukhari, saying that this was because the package had received encouraging response from tourists in Europe.
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For all you shopaholics out there, please take note: Duty-free does not mean Free. How unfortunate seeing how there are calls to make Malaysia a duty-free country in order to promote the local tourism industry. An article that touched on this issue stated that although duties on certain goods could generate some revenue for the [...]
Food for thought: Would you travel halfway around the world just to sample a country’s delicacies? Would you go back for second helpings? The Malaysian Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit seems inclined to think so. In a recent article, he was quoted as saying that Malaysia needs to position itself as a [...]
Time Out Visitor’s Guide to Malaysia is now being re-printed after unprecedented sales both domestically and internationally. The comprehensive guide, sponsored by Malaysia Airlines, was launched in August 2009 and has achieved record-breaking sales on its first six months on the Malaysian newsstand.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen is confident of 24 million tourist arrivals this year, an increase from the 23.65 million recorded last year.
In a bid to draw more tourists from Japan, Malaysia will turn its attention to a different market – the secondary cities of Japan.
Malaysia’s Tourism Ministry will co-operate with the country’s rail service operator, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), in an effort to boost railway tourism, says the minister, Dr Ng Yen Yen.
Some 127,370 Bruneians visited Malaysia last month (December), the highest throughout 2009 due to the year-end school holiday which also coincides with the yearend sale and back-to-school promotion mostly across the border to Miri (Sarawak) and Sabah.
Tourism traffic from Germany to Malaysia recorded a 17.2 per cent growth from January to November this year, with a total of 118,526 tourists, while the number of tourists from Switzerland grew by 9.7 per cent to 26,194.
The spa and wellness industry which is now mushrooming in Malaysiay has a big potential to be be developed as a new attraction in the country’s tourism industry, says Tourism Minister Dr Ng Yen Yen.