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  Kuala Lumpur ,3rd January 2017 –  Ring in new adventures for the New Year as Emirates today launches its annual global sale to inspire travellers to explore new destinations and revisit their favourite cities. Malaysians can say “hello” to new adventures in Emirates’ expanding global network with special offers on...

Malaysia, December 2016, A leading brand in laptop cases and accessories, Targus® Inc. unveiled the 15.6″ cabin-sized Transit 360 Spinner, the latest travel companion that tailors to the needs of the rising number of business travellers. Travel and tourism contributed to more than USD7.6 trillion to the global economy...

Kuala Lumpur, 30 December 2016 – Expedia.com.my® recently released the results of the 2016 Expedia Vacation Deprivation® study, an annual survey report of vacation habits across multiple countries and continents. The survey highlights Malaysia as the third most vacation-deprived nation globally, moving a spot up from...

Kuala Lumpur, December 29, 2016 –  The release of the first film from the #BeMyGuest campaign has already exceeded the 20 million views mark in just 2 weeks. But wait there’s more, Dubai Tourism has another surprise for Shah Rukh Khan fans, and this one too is sure to claim millions of hearts!   If watching this film...

Dubai’s premium hospitality offering will receive a great British boost this month with the soft opening of DUKES Dubai on 28th December, delivering an upscale blend of cosmopolitan luxury, twinned with British charm and tradition. The five-star hotel is located on the west trunk of Palm Jumeirah. It is the first...

23rd December 2016 – Belmond announces a special afternoon tea experience with Britain’s national treasure and Queen of Baking Mary Berry CBE, aboard Belmond British Pullman on Sunday, 5th February 2017.  Travelling aboard the elegant vintage carriages from London Victoria Station, guests will travel with the doyenne...

On 20 December 2016, Perak state government, together with Malaysia’s Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA), launched the Perak Plate Programme in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017 at the Agrobazaar Malaysia-Singapore (ABMS). The Perak Plate Programme is an initiative to introduce Perak cuisine,...

22nd December 2016 – The name QUILA combines ‘qui’, which stands for ‘he who transforms’, with Alila, and aptly reflects the transformative dining experience presented within its exclusive setting. Diners seeking a culinary thrill are taken on an exhilarating ride for all the senses in a daily-changing dinner menu...

Penang, 21 December 2016 – G Hotel officially launched “A Time to Give”, Christmas charity programme in aid of the The Salvation Army Penang Children’s Home during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held recently on the 2 December 2016. This charity programme is one of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives...

Givergy’s cutting-edge online bidding technology has helped to raise much needed funds for Pancare Foundation, culminating in a lunch hosted by Australian Bachelorette winner Lee Elliott, and featuring 12 Bachelorette contestants. This once in a lifetime experience was strictly limited to the 12 highest bidders of the...

PUTRAJAYA, 16 December 2016 – The Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia will be organising a photography and short video competition on social media with the sub-theme #MyCuisine from 1 January 2017 to 28 February 2017. To enter, participants need to submit a creative photo or short video related to the uniqueness...

Vienna, December 2016: In the city of Waltz the ball season reaches its peek during January and February, where more than 450 ball events take place in Vienna. Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna may fully indulge into authentic Viennese ball culture and follow the world-famous three-quarter rhythm like the local...

Singapore, 22 December 2016 – Worldhotels is pleased to announce that Geoff Andrew, the organisation’s current Chief Operating Officer, will now assume the role of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Geoff will be succeeding Dirk Fuehrer, who has chosen to step down due to personal circumstances. An...

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 21 December 2016 – With the challenging economic situation not looking to improve anytime soon, wise Malaysians kept holiday plans in Asia and more specifically Southeast Asia, where currency exchanges are less hurtful on the wallet. Thailand held its pole position as the travel destination...

AccorHotels is pleased to announce that it has successfully reached agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) to restructure a portfolio of 31 hotels (4,097 rooms) in Australia. The agreement involves a portfolio which was purchased by the ADIA subsidiary in 2013 and...

As the year end approaches, many are starting to plan their holidays for the upcoming festivities and the New Year. Be it an international or domestic getaway, the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has put together some essential travel tips for air travellers. These tips will help travellers experience a...

Singapore, 21 December 2016 –  Worldhotels is deeply saddened by the recent and sudden passing of Duncan MacLean, a long-serving and dedicated Worldhotelier. MacLean passed away last Thursday evening on 15th December at the age of 63, leaving behind his wife and 3-year-old daughter. MacLean was a major part of the...

Singapore, 22 December, 2016 – Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, shows how you can celebrate New Year twice in one night. “When one New Year’s Eve just isn’t enough, crossing into different time zones on December 31st means you can welcome 2017 twice,” said Dean Wicks, Chief...

Subang, 20 December 2016 – Malaysia’s busiest domestic airport, SkyPark Terminal, achieved another milestone when it became the first airport in Malaysia to collaborate with South East Asia’s leading ride hailing service, Grab. The agreement was signed at a Prss Conference at the Peugeot Lounge at SkyPark Terminal by...

20th December, 2016 – Alila Jabal Akhdar has introduced six exhilarating new routes that take hikers on an adventure through Oman’s magnificent mountain landscape. Ideal for guests at all levels of fitness who feel like exploring the surrounding area on their own or with the expertise of a guide, these guided and...

Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS (DFP), located in the middle of the PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, continues to present fabulous concerts to whet the musical tastes of all music fans this new year. February will kick-off with an exciting concerts themed Italian Symphony on Saturday, 4 February 2017...

Kuala Lumpur, 14 December 2016 – Air Astana welcomes its new Regional General Manager, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Mr Balachandran Chinna Swami into office in September 2016. With the new Regional General Manager taking up office in Kuala Lumpur, this new installation also saw the move of Air Astana’s...

Tourism New Zealand Chair Kerry Prendergast says she is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen England-Hall to the position of Chief Executive at Tourism New Zealand. Stephen will commence in the role in early April 2017, based in Auckland. “Stephen will join Tourism New Zealand after three-years as Chief...

SEPANG, 20 DECEMBER 2016 – AirAsia Berhad will be deploying an additional 84 flights throughout the Chinese New Year 2017 period from 25 Jan to 1 Feb to selected domestic and international routes in anticipation of the strong travel demand during the festive period. Among the routes which have additional flights are...

Lunar New Year is all about extravagance and to mark the auspicious occasion, Chef Kong who helms the kitchen of Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant serves up traditional dishes with a touch of artistry. Three set menus that conjure the wishes and hopes for the New Year are offered and it is suffice to say the trio top notch...