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Will Malaysia Win In 2012?

Will Malaysia Win In 2012?

Recent reports highlighted the fact that India has won two global awards namely World’s Leading Destination and World’s Leading Tourist Board, Incredible India, respectively at the World Tourism Mart 2011. India’s Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai was quoted as saying that India has recorded five million tourist arrivals this year and they wanted to add [...]

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Learning From Our Neighbour

Learning From Our Neighbour

It is truly unfortunate that Thailand, and much of its capital Bangkok, is so badly inundated by the floods this year, but Malaysians and visitors to our country can heave a sigh of relief that its capital Kuala Lumpur has a good chance at preventing an occurrence of such great proportions with its flood prevention [...]

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Asean-China Centre To Boost Cooperation In Tourism

Asean-China Centre To Boost Cooperation In Tourism

China seems to be the catchword nowadays, with every industry eager to jump onto the bandwagon to tap the growing market that this country is. So it hardly comes as surprise that Asean as a group would want to be left out. This has led to an Asean-China Center was officially launched during the 14th [...]

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Chinese To Change World Tourism

Chinese To Change World Tourism

The title of a recent article caught our eye. Chinese Tourists To Reshape Global Travel Industry. We started wondering just how much the industry would change. After all, the global travel industry managed to deal with the Japanese tourists, who usually came in busloads, eager, wide-eyed and always ready to capture the world with their [...]

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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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Singaporean Tourists Wanted

Singaporean Tourists Wanted

Singapore and Malaysia share an interesting co-existence. From a shared history to shared water supply, these two countries have a co-dependency, one which at times is denied, and at other times celebrated. No matter what the politics of the day are, it remains that Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Malaysians, [...]

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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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Water Conservation by Coca-Cola and WWF Malaysia

Water Conservation by Coca-Cola and WWF Malaysia

A recent article highlighted a new water conservation project by The Coca-Cola Company and WWF-Malaysia. The project, known as “Protect Our Water, Protect Our Lives”, is a three year project that will be implemented by WWF-Malaysia using a fund of over RM800,000. It aims to ensure greater protection of the water supply for the states [...]

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Illegal Budget Hotels Mushrooming

Illegal Budget Hotels Mushrooming

A recent article highlighted that nearly half of Malaysia’s 6,000 budget hotels are operating illegally. What’s more, the illegality of the hotels does not stop their popularity as many of these illegal hotels receive many local and international tourists daily. According to the report, most tourists are not aware that the hotels are actually illegal. [...]

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Malaysian Hopes for a Russian Invasion

Malaysian Hopes for a Russian Invasion

Being a tropical country that is warm all year round, Malaysia naturally appeals to visitors who hail from colder climes. As such, many tourists, especially the elderly, flock to Malaysia during the winter season. Most of these tourists are Europeans, and often are long stay guests who return annually in search of the warm sunny [...]

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