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HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

Lithuania, which like Ukraine is a former Soviet republic, began decommissioning Ignalina in December 2009.

Go cashless in Melaka, police advise tourists

Paying by electronic means can help prevent them falling victim to theft or robbery, say police.

Pahang top destination for domestic tourists

Domestic tourists spent more last year, statistics reveal.

Departure levy will hurt Sabah tourism, say travel industry players

Sabah Association of Tour and Travel Agents president Winston Liaw says the levy may discourage visitors coming to the state.

Taiwan’s president invites visitors to stay in presidential office building

The initiative comes weeks after China announced the suspension of individual travel permits to Taiwan.

Sarawak minister says departure levy on land and sea travellers too

But finance ministry says the levy is only for air travel.

Tourism ministry sec-gen under MACC probe

Isham Ishak summoned for questioning by the anti-graft body but tourism minister is not told of the reason.

Don’t know about departure levy? Scandalous, says former Sabah CM Yong

The ex-chief minister slams Sabah tourism minister Christina Liew for saying she is not aware of the departure levy to be imposed on Sept 1.

How good KUL connections will bring tourism boom

Airport operator says better connectivity between terminals at Kuala Lumpur airport is good for business.

Century-old fire station goes back to its old look

Fire and Rescue Department staff take the initiative to restore the signage in accordance with heritage zone plans.

‘Iceberg Corridor’ sparks tourist boom on Canada’s east coast

The tourism boom has helped offset the decline in the region's traditional fishing industry, which is in crisis because of overfishing.

Let’s move on, says Sabah PH chief on Sabah varsity’s VC...

Christina Liew declines to comment on Upko statement that PH is no better than BN as it did not consult the state government on the appointment.

Sri Lanka to offer free visas on arrival to boost tourism

Visa-free entry will be available to 48 nations, including China, India, and the United Kingdom.

New airport for Sabah’s west coast possible, says CM

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says this may become necessary to ease congestion at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport which will reach its 9-million-passenger capacity in the next few years.

Prioritise domestic tourism as we woo foreign visitors, says Dr M

The prime minister says domestic tourism is a key contributor to the economy.

Balik Pulau is Penang’s new tourist destination, says deputy minister

Natural beauty of Penang island's rural heartland to feature in new tourism programme.

Security fears turn away tourists from Sabah’s east coast

State tourism official says cautionary travel advisories by several countries have made travel agents wary.

Taiwanese ‘graffiti village’ eases elderly loneliness

There are now some half a dozen 'graffiti villages' in Taiwan that have been festooned with artwork in a bid to inject some life into rural places that have been emptied of its young.

Spartan Race comes to Sarawak for the first time

The Sarawak leg of the world's largest obstacle race will be on Oct 19 and 20.

Body of heroic tour guide found in Deer Cave

Tour guide Roviezal Robin saved eight tourists then was swept away in a flash flood in a cave at Mulu national park

8 people gored as famed Spanish bull run festival ends

Each morning hundreds of runners test their valour by sprinting with six half-tonne bulls along an 850-metre course during the festival.

Tourists rush to Australia’s Uluru before climb ban

A looming ban on climbing Australia's Uluru rock, intended to protect the sacred site from damage, instead triggers a damaging influx of visitors.

Rich Indians to the rescue as Chinese tourists shun Thailand

Thailand’s struggling tourism industry is finding support with Indian tourists, just as the years of bumper arrivals from China are beginning to wane.

Stop fish bombing before more lives are lost, says minister

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi says measures must be taken to ensure the safety of tourists following the death of two tourists and a diver.