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Shop, Shop, Shop Till You Drop

Shop, Shop, Shop Till You Drop

People love accumulating things. With this basic understanding of the human psyche, Tourism Malaysia encourage tourists to shop when they visit, with three shopping periods or mega sales, namely the Grand Prix Sale, Mega Sale Carnival and 1MYES, where all shoppers will find discounts up to 70 or even 90%!

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Banned In Your Own Country

Banned In Your Own Country

Imagine that…to have your bookings rejected by a company operating in your own country. It is akin to being banned in your own country. No matter which country you are from, can you imagine an establishment in YOUR own country telling you that you are not welcome?

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Malaysia’s No.1 Tourist – The Singaporean

Malaysia’s No.1 Tourist – The Singaporean

Recent reports have Tourism Malaysia chairman Datuk Dr Victor Wee putting forth the figures that in 2010, Malaysia recorded more than 13 million Singapore tourist arrivals, up 2.4 per cent from 2009. This constituted 53 per cent of the country’s total tourist arrivals, contributing RM28.4 billion in receipts.

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Tourism Malaysia Woos South Americans

Tourism Malaysia Woos South Americans

A recent article highlighted Tourism Malaysia’s efforts to woo more tourists to visit Malaysia, this time targeting South Americans. Traditionally South Americans are more keen to visit North America and Europe, not only because of historic and cultural ties, but also because of the closer proximity.

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Iran As a Tourist Destination Anyone?

Iran As a Tourist Destination Anyone?

Iran, contrary to Western, or rather American perspective, is a very interesting country that warrants a closer look. A recent article by Bernama focused on Iran’s tourist attractions and its efforts to promote itself as a tourist destination for Malaysians. Likewise, Malaysia is also a rather popular destination for Iranians looking for a vacation abroad.

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Tourism Malaysia Goes Online

Tourism Malaysia Goes Online

Many major players in the Malaysian tourism industry have already gone online in order to promote Malaysia, so it comes as no surprise when Tourism Malaysia recently announced that it will spend RM1.8 million on social media to woo young tourists. This marks a shift in advertising for Tourism Malaysia as it has previously relied [...]

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Tourist Guides With Foreign Language Expertise Needed

Tourist Guides With Foreign Language Expertise Needed

The Tourism Ministry is discussing the prospect of bringing in foreign tourist guides who are proficient in foreign languages, to cater for an increasing demand. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said discussions were being held with the Immigration Department since the country needed tourist guides who can speak Russian, Korean, French and [...]

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2.5 Million Indonesian Tourists Visit Malaysia In 2010

2.5 Million Indonesian Tourists Visit Malaysia In 2010

Despite the sour episode in Malaysia-Indonesia relationship last year, especially with the anti-Malaysia sentiments in Indonesia, a total of 2.5 million Indonesian tourists were recorded to have visited Malaysia in 2010. Tourism Malaysia director in Indonesia Jamil Darus said the number of Indonesian tourist arrivals in Malaysia had not only reached the target, but also [...]

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Tourism Ministry Targets 25 Million Tourist Arrivals in 2011

Tourism Ministry Targets 25 Million Tourist Arrivals in 2011

The Tourism Ministry is targeting an increase of 25 million tourists visiting the country this year, compared with 24 million last year, with a projected tourism revenue of RM60 billion. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said in order to achieve the target, her ministry would continue efforts to woo more visitors to [...]

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Action Against Fraudulent Homestay Programmes

Action Against Fraudulent Homestay Programmes

The Tourism Ministry is to act immediately against fraudulent homestay programmes before the scam undermines the tourism industry, Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said. She said she had instructed the enforcement division of the ministry to identify these fake programmes and act against them.

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