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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.

‘Missing Sabah boat will affect tourism’

Tourism experts say the key to recovery is to show that all that could be done was done when such incidents happen.

Cuepacs: Ministry should have told staff about office closure

Abrupt closure of 14 tourism state offices has left 232 workers confused and unsure of their future, Cuepacs president tells tourism and culture ministry.

No better tourism promoters than the states themselves, say experts

Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Masidi Manjun says states have a better idea of what tourist attractions to promote.

Is China using its tourists to gain the upper hand in...

Tour operators and government officials in Asia fear China is using its increasingly high-spending tourists as a lever to pressure or reward its neighbours.

Port operator hopes to tie up expansion talks with Penang

Penang Port Commission says they need two parcels of land for expansion purposes as they expect more tourist arrivals this year.

Safeguard Malaysia’s image at all cost

The vast majority of Malaysians are moderate but they are easily drowned out by the few extremists who are highly vocal.

The tides of March to bring 5 cruise ships to Penang

Chingay, lion dance and a whole fiesta on the pier to welcome 17,000 arrivals.

4 Tourism Malaysia offices abroad to close

These offices in New York, Perth, Stockholm and Johannesburg are being closed as Malaysia Airlines has stopped flying to these cities.