All Posts Tagged ‘domestic tourism’


Kelantan: RM2.3billion in 2010

Kelantan: RM2.3billion in 2010

Unbeknownst to Malaysians, Kelantan is a hit among tourists. It was reported that the state raked in RM2.3 Billion From Tourism In 2010. According to Tourism Malaysia Kelantan director Sulaiman Ismail, tourist arrivals and tourism revenue have been growing at an average of 10 per cent a year in the state.

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Pahang Wants 15 Million Singaporean Tourists

Pahang Wants 15 Million Singaporean Tourists

An ambitious target? Perhaps not. To crowded and land-starved Singaporeans, the many nature-based attractions in Pahang, some with amenities as modern as you can find in Singapore, could actually be the ticket to the state achieving its targeted Singaporean headcount.

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Locals Are Just As Important

Locals Are Just As Important

Domestic tourism is as important as foreign visitors. Many places are frequented by locals, but at times the emphasis is only on foreigners. An example of how much domestic tourism contributes can be seen in an article that estimated the losses from the flooding in Thailand for the Thai tourism industry.

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Church With Big Plans

Church With Big Plans

For centuries, the church has been a refuge for the masses, providing comfort, shelter and food for those in need. In return, the people have supported the church in times of need. In Penang, The 19th century St George’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia, is still seeking to do the same, but [...]

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The Power of Golf

The Power of Golf

Golf is certainly more than using a stick to hit a ball across a field in hopes that it will enter a little hole in the ground. It is an international sport that generates millions in revenue, and professionals, like Tiger Woods, become celebrities and household names. Golf is gold to the tourism industry, and [...]

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Spotlight On Perak

Spotlight On Perak

As 2011 winds down, tourism officials in Perak are gearing up with their plans and projects. Why? Because it will be Visit Perak Year 2012 next year. According to a news article, the state is planning to attract tourists to the state using the Visit Perak Year 2012 programme. The tourism products being developed include [...]

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New Park in Perak

New Park in Perak

Perak is a state filled with lovely natural sights and wonders. Visitors need not even go out of their way to appreciate its beauty as many breathtaking sights are easily seen along the North-South Expressway that runs the length of the state. Beautiful caves and grottos, weathered limestone hills and lush rainforests are just some [...]

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Langkawi In The Limelight

Langkawi In The Limelight

Langkawi is set to return to the forefront of Malaysian tourism with the announcement of a Five Year Tourism Development Master Plan for Langkawi. This plan was announced as part of the 2012 Budget, and will have an allocation of RM420 million. It aims to turn the island into an international standard tourist destination and [...]

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What To Do Up Penang Hill

What To Do Up Penang Hill

Penang Hill is the highest point on Penang Island, and is of course, famous for its funicular railway. Some Malaysians, however, tend to expect more from this hill, especially those who are more familiar with the lofty heights and glitz of Genting Highlands.

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The Chateau Is Out To Impress

The Chateau Is Out To Impress

The latest trend in high end tourism products in Malaysia has to be spa resorts. In recent years, many resorts have added spa services to their offerings, and some have even undergone extensive remodelling and rebranding to focus on spa services. In addition, there have been a number of newly developed resorts that are focused [...]

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