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More issues plague Sabah tourism industry, says guide

Sabah tourism now operated by companies providing money changing services illegally, and dining on meat from protected animals, among other things.

New operators needed to run Malaysian airports, says Tony

AirAsia boss says Malaysia Airports Bhd, which shut down the low-cost carrier terminal in Sabah, is only interested in running full-service terminals.

Sabah, Sarawak slam 10% tourism tax distribution

State tourism ministers criticise Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz's backtrack on promise to share tax revenue between Sabah, Sarawak and peninsula.

Malaysians still travelling despite fluctuating ringgit

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents has projected Malaysians to be the second most seasoned travellers in Southeast Asia within the next four years.

Sabah to be promoted as top macro diving destination

Federal tourism and culture ministry says Sabah has great potential but more must be done to beat other established sites in the region.

Consider tour guides’ grievances, Sabah DAP tells tourism ministry

Sabah DAP chairman Stephen Wong urges minister Nazri Aziz to look into the plight of Sabah tour guides instead of taking action against them.

24 Sabah tour guides give statement over protest

Tourism authorities will look into the grouses of the tour guides while anti-graft agency says it will investigate the protest to determine if there was any wrongdoing.

Be proactive, minister tells Sabah tour guides

Masidi Manjun says they should brush up on their language skills and improve themselves.

Much confusion over the terms ‘tourism’ and ‘travel’

While the 'Ministry of Tourism and Culture' was correctly termed, there is no such thing as 'foreign tourist guides'.

Foreign tourism companies urged to use local guides

The tourism and culture ministry says local tour operators can provide local guides for foreign tourists so no misunderstanding can occur again.

Call for probe into graft in Penang tourism

Ramon Navaratnam says it's corruption when a firm gives a cut to cabbies and tour agents for promoting its business.

Masidi: ‘Shortsighted’ tour guides have indirectly damaged tourism

The Sabah tourism minister says protest by local tour guides at KK airport has made it harder to compete with neighbouring nations.

‘GST collects billions, so why tourism tax for RM90 million?’

Parti Warisan Sabah urges Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz to respond to allegations made against Tourism Board's deficit of RM250 million due to overspending.

Incentives are not kickbacks, say Penang tourism groups

They say there's nothing wrong with giving commissions to those who refer customers and bring in business to tourist attractions.

Warisan slams Sabah tourism ministry for threatening protesters

Local tour guide laments his income has dropped by half since illegal tour guides started operating.

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.

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