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Eiffel Tower climber grabbed after sparking evacuation

The abrupt closure of one of France's biggest tourist draws was frustrating to visitors who had been planning to go up the 324 metre tower.

Sabah hoteliers remain optimistic despite US advisory

State tourism officials take efforts to counter being placed on the “K” list of the US State Department.

Blast hits Egypt tourist bus, 17 injured

South Africans and Egyptians were among those injured when an explosive device went off, hitting the bus in Giza.

Hard Rock cafe, hotel approved for PD

Anwar Ibrahim says construction work is expected to begin later this year.

Pangkor airport to be upgraded

State officials hold talks on direct flights from Ipoh, Subang and other airports.

Everest braces for record year amid overcrowding fears

Recent years have seen especially rapid growth, with the mountain opening up to more people as competition between expedition organisers has caused costs to plummet.

Consult us before imposing departure levy, urges tourism group

Mita president Uzaidi Udanis says industry players are still in the dark as there is no information on the exact mechanism of implementation.

Ingenious gadgets, real-world quandaries at Washington’s all-new Spy Museum

Relocated in a gleaming new steel and glass building double the size of its former premises.

Sandakan tourism players looking to govt to jumpstart bad economy

A former hotel owner describes how the bad economy after 2013 forced him to close shop while Sandakan’s tourism body says the government should more aggressively promote the tourism industry.

Sarawak defends itself after flak from tourists over wildlife shelter

Rescued animals are on temporary stay at the centre and are released into the wild once they are successfully rehabilitated, says minister in answer to complaints that the centre lacks facilities.

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after...

Net hotel bookings dropped a staggering 186% on average over the week following the attacks.

Sri Lanka mulls tax waivers to support tourism after blasts

The tourism industry accounts for 5% of the Sri Lankan economy, which has been struggling to grow since 2009.

River boats make a splash in tradition and tourism

Sightseeing cruises along the Kuching river keep alive the tradition of using sampans (known locally as tambang)

Idjwi, a haven of peace in DR Congo’s conflict-ridden east

Idjwi is a beautiful island with a little bit of a dark past famous for producing coffee.

Sri Lanka resorts face uncertain future after suicide blasts

Sri Lanka's tourism can recover, but it will depend on steps the government takes to improve stability.

Tourist arrivals unaffected but ‘K’ advisory still a thorn, says Tourism...

It worries that the US travel advisory may influence the perception of other countries that Sabah is not safe.

Orang Asli to sit on board of govt’s tourism agencies

Appointments to Tourism Malaysia and Kraftangan Malaysia could help in the promotion of Orang Asli products.

The future of China’s growth glimpsed in historic town’s revamp

A US$300 million plan to turn a country town famous for fine porcelain into a major tourist destination gives clues as to how China’s...

After sprucing up airports, MAHB in drive to boost tourist arrivals

Malaysia Airports announces a major campaign to promote the country.

Draw more tourists by having intercity bus tours

This would allow independent tourists to plan their own itinerary.

Museum honours pioneer Chinese migrants to Malaysia

The Malaysian Chinese Museum depicts the struggles and sacrifices of those who left their homeland centuries ago to start life anew here.

India fights to save its heritage havelis in the desert

A lack of concern about proper preservation has been compounded by overcrowding, poor city planning, inadequate drainage and waste disposal.

Minions, Nintendo feature in Singapore’s US$6.66 bil tourism investments

Genting and Las Vegas Sands in separate statements confirmed they would invest S$4.5 billion each towards the expansion.

We’re working on it, govt says on making Kuala Kubu Bharu...

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi says Kuala Kubu Bharu can only be made a Unesco site after being listed as a heritage site under the National Heritage Act 2005.