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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.

Finland hires ‘happiness guides’ to help tourists this summer

Finland, the happiest country in the world, has launched a summer internship that will teach tourists the secrets to their happiness.

The many fascinating places of interest in Melaka

Perhaps Melaka should be the setting for a popular series like Game of Thrones with filming locations spread around the state.

Chinese tourism boom that propped up luxury brands falters

The Chinese government is pushing its citizens to buy domestically.

Fed up residents of one of Paris’ most Instagrammed streets call...

Tired of Instagrammers using their street as a photo backdrop, rue Crémieux residents hope to close the street on evenings and weekends.

Tourism body disagrees with stats showing sharp drop in Singaporean tourists

State tourism association chairman Jimmy Leong casts doubts on arrival figures, says Singaporeans are coming in as independent travellers rather than in groups.

Promote Tagal festival to boost ecotourism, says Sabah minister

Rural Development Minister Ewon Benedick urges community leaders to work together with district tourism offices to promote the river harvesting programme.

Dr Mahathir agrees to implement ‘visa on arrival’ system in Langkawi

Tourism ministry will write to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on the proposal.

Italy’s Venice to charge admission fees for tourists

Around 25 million tourists pour into Venice each year, of whom around 14 million spend just one day there.

Dubai tourism grows marginally in 2018, China tourists up 12%-data

Dubai, one of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, has spent billions of dollars trying to attract foreign tourists.