Malaysia

10 09, 2013

A warm welcome in Breda for our Master TDM student from the Maledives

By |September 10th, 2013|Malaysia, Master in Tourism Destination Management|0 Comments

It all started during my bachelor’s degree final examinations, which I did in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It crossed my mind.  What’s next for me? Perhaps a basic pay job?  Perhaps start up a small business? It took me quite sometime to make up the choice. It was quite clear, I wanted to travel and […]

10 07, 2008

MALAYSIA – Terengganu To Allocate RM160 Mln To Develop 10 Islands In Tasik Kenyir

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Bernama, July 6 2008

The Terengganu government will allocate RM160 million next year to develop 10 islands in Tasik Kenyir as its latest tourism product dubbed ‘Kenyir Island Hopping’. State Tourism, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Za’abar Mohd Adib said the islands would be developed in stages while ensuring that the natural environment […]

9 07, 2008

MALAYSIA – Cost-cutting shock

By |July 9th, 2008|Accommodation, Asia, Malaysia|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – Cost-cutting shock

TTGasia.com, Jul 4 – 10, 2008

Malaysia’s hotels are scrambling to develop new markets and segments after the government said it would stop all events, including courses and seminars, from being held at hotels and resorts with immediate effect as part of a cost-cutting drive. Only international-level functions have been spared in the Treasury’s […]

8 07, 2008

MALAYSIA – Kuching fast losing its old-world charm

By |July 8th, 2008|Asia, Malaysia|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – Kuching fast losing its old-world charm

NST.com.my, 2008/07/04

The relocation sets in motion the “rehabilitation” of that stretch of the Kuching waterfront, in the old heart of town. The old markets were housed within some of the city’s earliest concrete buildings, including a handsome high-ceilinged edifice with open archways that would not look out of place on a waterway in Venice. […]

30 06, 2008

MALAYSIA – Cheaper stays lure Singapore grand prix visitors

By |June 30th, 2008|Accommodation, Asia, Malaysia, Markets, Singapore|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – Cheaper stays lure Singapore grand prix visitors

TTGasia.com, Jun 27 – Aug 3, 2008

Hotels and travel agents in Johor Bahru expect business to be brisk during this year’s fasting month, traditionally a slow period, thanks to the spill­over from the FORMULA 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix weekend. Race visitors opting for more affordable hotels are giving the capital of Malaysia’s […]

30 06, 2008

MALAYSIA – tourism cashing in on its "Islamic heritage"

By |June 30th, 2008|Asia, Malaysia, Markets, Middle East|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – tourism cashing in on its "Islamic heritage"

eTN, Jun 25, 2008

Malaysian tourism is now looking to cash in on its “Islamic brethren” heritage from the Middle East as the industry’s savior. The country’s tourism industry, still reeling from the government’s announcement of cutbacks on hosting of official functions in hotel premises, is looking forward to the arrival of summer spending […]

25 06, 2008

MALAYSIA – Tourism M’sia eyes Japanese, HK tourists

By |June 25th, 2008|Asia, Malaysia, Markets|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – Tourism M’sia eyes Japanese, HK tourists

Borneo Post, June 23 2008

“We need to revitalise our Japan and Hong Kong markets. Tourists from these two countries are well-travelled. We need to look at more upmarket products for luxury lifestyles and yet offer interesting homestays to give youngsters the fun experience of holidaying in Malaysia,” he said. Prudent government spending will not […]

24 06, 2008

MALAYSIA – Malaysia tourism to change

By |June 24th, 2008|Asia, Malaysia, Markets|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – Malaysia tourism to change

Propertyreport.com, June 19 2008

Malaysia´s tourism industry will only see a short-term fall in the number Chinese tourists following the  inclusion of United States and Taiwan as destinations for mainland travelers, says Tourism Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia´s International Promotion Director for North and East Asia Wan Zawawi Mohamed says the stiffer competition will test Malaysian operators […]

10 06, 2008

MALAYSIA – stronger ringgit, makes Malaysia a more expensive destination

By |June 10th, 2008|Asia, Malaysia, Markets|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – stronger ringgit, makes Malaysia a more expensive destination

TTGasia.com, Jun 6 – 12, 2008

Inbound agents fear Malaysia will lose its appeal to Saudi Arabian travellers this summer as the destination becomes more expensive compared with Thailand and Indonesia, both of which are also aggressively wooing the market. Agents say the Saudi riyal, pegged to a weakened US dollar against a stronger […]

10 06, 2008

MALAYSIA – Malaysian tourism: Plenty of jobs, no takers

By |June 10th, 2008|Asia, Malaysia|Comments Off on MALAYSIA – Malaysian tourism: Plenty of jobs, no takers

eTN, Jun 10, 2008

Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) president Ilyas Zainal has said that while the country’s tourism industry is booming, Malaysian hotels are facing a dearth of job seekers. “This is a problem hoteliers are facing,” the MAH president said. According to him, the situation may get worse soon before it gets […]