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Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

Branson is racing against competitors to bring tourists into space.

If travel fare is too low, it’s probably a scam

The National Consumer Complaints Centre received 3,590 complaints from such victims in 2017 alone.

Try oil palm farms for getaways, government tells tourists

The primary industries ministry is battling what it calls a 'perception war' over palm’s links to deforestation and threat to animal habitats.

Sharks reel in fans in Eastern Mediterranean winter waters

Tourists travel to snorkel in Israeli waters where sharks throng harmlessly.

More tourists visit Singapore, but spending growth slows

Singapore has long been a destination popular with corporate travellers as well as holidaymakers.

Travel in China grows over Lunar New Year holiday

The robust growth in domestic and international travel and spending over the Lunar New Year period, or Spring Festival, underscores the rise of Chinese tourism and comes in spite of a slowing economy.

Don’t let Sabah International Convention Centre be a white elephant, says...

The state needs a special bureau to tap into the MICE markets, says Tan Kok Liang.

Brighter future for Sibu with setting up of development board

It will help the government boost 3 key sectors — tourism, agriculture and education.

Outcry over Uganda plan to draw tourists with ‘curvy women’

Tourism Minister Godfrey Kiwanda unveiled the campaign on Wednesday at a press conference attended by a bevy of curvaceous women.

Malaysians, Chinese lead record influx of tourists to Indonesia

Malaysians and Chinese make up the most visitors to Indonesia in 2018.

Winnie the Pooh, Jane Goodall and Gary Oldman star in feel-good...

Throughout the year leading up to the airline's anniversary, the BA 100, ambassadors for the brand and for the UK, will star in more promotional ads.

Saudi music festival spotlights pre-Islamic heritage

Hosted by the Al-Ula governorate, "Winter at Tantora" is the latest music carnival in the Islamic kingdom.

‘Naive, reckless’ tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

Afghanistan was once a popular stop on the well-worn hippy trail between Europe and South Asia in the 1970s.

Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hiker murder suspects

Moroccan authorities had previously arrested 18 people for alleged links to the murders.

Weakening ringgit a shot in the arm for Malaysia’s healthcare tourism

Compared with the United States, patients can save up to 85% in costs.

Bomb kills three Vietnamese tourists, guide near Egypt pyramids

11 other tourists from Vietnam and an Egyptian bus driver were wounded when the homemade device exploded.

Departure levy will hurt tourism, says Matta, minister disagrees

The body representing travel agents says tourist arrivals in neighbouring countries are ahead of Malaysia.

From shopping to tourism, French protests hit economy

With tourists reluctant to risk being tear-gassed on a trip to Paris, the National Hotel Chains' Group estimates reservations for the New Year down at least 10%.

Tourists from China top list of visitors to Malaysia

Tourist arrivals from China show an increase of 20-30% despite allegations that the number of Chinese tourists visiting Malaysia has dwindled.

We’re on it, Sabah says on local proxies for foreign tour...

Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Assafal Alian says he is aware that foreign-run companies are acting as proxies for foreign travel companies and that this is affecting local operators.

Sabah to study impact of using coal as energy source

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Christina Liew says the study will look into the impact on the environment and tourism sector.

Give Sabah a share of Petronas’ RM30 bil payout to Putrajaya,...

Masidi Manjun says as Sabah contributes 50% of the nation’s oil production, it deserves a portion of the one-off special dividend the federal government is getting from Petronas.

PAS-ruled states should stop whining and start boosting their economy

Kelantan and Terengganu should stop complaining about Budget 2019 and look into the agricultural and tourism sectors.

GDP impact of Muslim travel in Asia to hit US$33 billion...

The countries that will see the lion's share of that spending? China, Thailand and Singapore.