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Shunned by Chinese, Thai tourism hotspot braces for rare slump

Chinese tourists usually present even during low season.

South Korean visitor numbers to Japan plunge by 60%

The travel boycott is a response to renewed acrimony, trade war between the two nations.

MAHB sets up shop to showcase local products and culture

Malaysia Airports says its Himpun events have been a hit with tourists, and it plans to open Sense of Malaysia shops.

2020 Budget gives RM5.2 bil to Sabah but not all...

Deputy Chief Minister Christina Liew says the budget is inclusive and covers a lot of ground, while PBS president Maximus Ongkili said it is insufficient to spur economic growth.

Matta delighted with large allocation for tourism

Its president, Tan Kok Liang, says they are hoping the ministry will use the money to boost Visit Malaysia 2020 and act against illegal travel agents.

Malaysia ranks first in Global Muslim Travel Index

The Economic Outlook 2020 report says the number of tourist arrivals is expected to expand following the launch of Visit Malaysia 2020.

Sabah’s tourism will suffer if poaching continues, wildlife expert warns

Benoit Goossens says much of Sabah's fauna has been lost to such activities.

Simply serene São Miguel island, Azores

Sao Miguel island is of volcanic origin and is peppered with craters or calderas.

3 KL marathon runners hurt in hit-and-run accident

One victim suffered serious injuries after a car is believed to have ploughed through barriers on the Middle Ring Road.

Thomas Cook collapse risks recovery of Gambia’s economy

The African nation depends on tourism for nearly a third of its GDP.

MAHB training thousands to give ‘5-star service’ to airport guests

The airport operator is spending RM8 million in what it says is taking local hospitality to the next level ahead of Visit Malaysia Year 2020.

Saudi Arabia opens doors to foreign tourists

Visas will be available online for about US$80 (£65), with no restrictions for unaccompanied women as in the past.

Trash to tulips: Philippine city turns plastic bottles into flowers

Garden in Basilan built using 26,877 bottles from 45 villages.

Nowhere to go for 50,000 Thomas Cook customers in Greece

Tourists, mainly British, stranded on islands following travel firm’s collapse.

Concubine Lane: Falling in love with an Ipoh of yesteryear

With stalls and cafes selling delicious snacks of all kinds, Concubine Lane is a must-visit when in Ipoh.

Govt proposes additional budget for 2020 Visit Malaysia Year campaign

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says vendors and businesses are encouraged to send their proposals to the Treasury.

Hong Kong’s air traffic tumbles as protests deter visitors

Hong Kong International Airport handled 6 million passengers in August, down 12.4% from a year earlier.

Marvel superheroes take to Putrajaya’s streets

Captain America, Black Panther, Thor and Captain Marvel join 15,000 people for Visit Malaysia Year tourism campaign.

Seek age-friendly city status to boost tourism, local authorities urged

A healthy ageing society proponent says cities like Kuching, George Town and Melaka should follow in the footsteps of Taiping.

Singapore hotels experience best month in years amid Hong Kong turmoil

Average occupancy rates in Singapore have hit 93.8% in July as travellers look away from turmoil hit Hong Kong.

Kitingan presses ministers to reclaim 40% of departure tax

STAR president says the federal government is bound by the constitution to return 40% of the revenue collected from Sabah.

Malaysia to sign double-taxation treaty with Cambodia

Dr Mahathir Mohamad will witness the signing of the agreement to avoid double-taxation while on a visit beginning tomorrow.

India lockdown a major blow for Kashmir tourism

Streets buzzing with locals and tourists are now mostly deserted.

Dr M announces nationwide tourism investment zones

The prime minister says technological advancements in tourism will push boundaries and open up new opportunities for global growth.

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