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Nazri: Tourism tax to plug advertising budget deficit

Minister says tourism promotion efforts overseas hit by sharp reduction in budget and depreciation in ringgit.

Theme park builder rues ‘corrupt’ tourism, attractions industry

Founder and owner of Sim Leisure Group, which builds theme parks around the world, claims tour organisers and taxi operators in Penang are asking for huge kickbacks.

Nazri: A million applied but only 33,000 here under MM2H

Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz says benefits to the country are huge with Malaysia My Second Home contributing RM12.8 billion to the economy, since 2002.

Millennials utilising social media to get best travel deals

The tourism industry has to meet their needs as this category of consumers generates more than US$180 billion (RM770 billion) in annual tourism revenue.

Sabah DAP rebukes state DCM over debate on tourism tax

Sandakan MP Stephen Wong criticises Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Raymond Tan for not understanding parliamentary proceedings and procedures.

Ensuring China tourists choose Malaysia

Going electronic, stopping ethnic Chinese-bashing and handling disasters well are just some of the ways we can keep tourists from China flocking to Malaysia.

Malaysia Airlines cancels KL-Darwin flight, Australians surprised

Report says there is some confusion over when exactly the service between the two cities will end, and that those who have booked flights are angry over the sudden decision.

Now, a new debate: Is the tourism tax constitutional?

Activist says only Sabah and Sarawak can decide if tourism tax is to be implemented in the two states, while an NGO says it is perfectly all right for the federal government to impose such a tax.

Khairy wants Nazri-Karim issue resolved in true BN spirit

BN Youth chairman says he believes both individuals can discuss the matter amicably according to the principles of comradeship and consensus.

Tourism tax: Nazri says ministry to be flexible with hotels

Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz suggests July 1 date may be deferred to August if hotel operators not ready for its implementation.

Tourism tax: How do BN MPs sleep at night, asks Warisan

Parti Warisan Sabah says tourism tax is akin to pouring sand in Sabah's rice bowl, as tourism is a billion-ringgit industry there.

Woman traps herself in cave in animal rights protest

Hannah Morris is trying to get Lasah the elephant, who is used in the tourism industry moved to the Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary.

Exco man lodges report about flyer on vulgar event

He says he was passed the flyer on the non-existent event while at the Jelutong market in Penang.

Need for Penang airport expansion getting critical, says CM

Lim Guan Eng says the 6.2 million arrivals recorded last year close to its maximum capacity of 6.5 million.

George Town street art makes it to world travel guide

George Town listed as only Asian destination in Lonely Planet book entitled Street Art that covers 42 cities around the world.

2 Malaysians get Russian scholarship to study nuclear power

Russian envoy says 2 slots for degree in Nuclear Power Engineering, part of 11 scholarships for Malaysians, in conjunction with 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

Deputy minister selective with facts, says Ramasamy

Penang DCM II says companies are also moving into Penang.

Malaysia Airlines eyes cooperation to tap Indian market

CEO says the airline flies to five destinations in India and looks forward to working with Indian companies as permission to main cities there are filled.

Chef Wan appointed UUM adjunct professor

University's vice-chancellor says celebrity chef's appointment based on experience, expertise which he could share with lecturers and students.

Water taxis and the need to get it right from the...

It is best to appoint a concessionaire to run water taxi services in a sustainable manner without bleeding the coffers of the state.

Any tourist is a good tourist

It is unbecoming of those in the travel trade to delve into matters that the authorities have put behind when they should instead be voicing support for proactive measures.

‘Beware of dubious tourists from China’

A travel operator worries over Putrajaya's move to attract one million visitors from Fujian province.

Singapore welcomes record number of visitors in 2016

Singapore, which relies on tourism for about 4 percent of its economic output, has built a reputation for glitzy shopping malls, street food, casinos and the Formula One night race.

Fernandes: Asean should start wooing Muslim tourists now

Companies and officials in Asia are targeting greater tourism and education ties with Muslims following travel restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump.