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AccorHotels launched the Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences on 1 August 2015, further consolidating the Pullman brand as the fastest-growing upscale brand in Asia Pacific. Perfectly located in the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district, the hotel offers 445 spacious hotel rooms and 157 serviced...

Due to overwhelming international demand for Rock Bar’s unparalleled sunset and cocktail experience, the iconic venue launched an exciting collection of new seating areas and decks to accommodate up to 650 guests. The expansion was helmed by Rock Bar’s original designer, Yasuhiro Koichi, of Japan’s Design Studio SPIN....

The launch of Dragonair flights between Hong Kong and Hiroshima was celebrated with a special ceremony held at Hiroshima Airport on Sunday, 16 August 2015 before the departure of the first KA351 service to Hong Kong. The ceremony was organised by the Hiroshima Prefecture Airport Promotion Committee and officiated by...

Tourism Malaysia sent a delegation of travel trade representatives to New Zealand to attend an Expo organised by travel wholesaler Flight Centre in Auckland (8-9 August) and meet agents and media at the Tourism Malaysia Roadshow at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland on 10 August 2015.

AirAsia and Perhimpunan BMT (PBMT) Indonesia today signed a collaborative agreement to support the development of productive communities in Indonesia with the aim of generating positive social impact. Productive communities are where the impoverished are being engaged in productive activities, enabling them to sustain...

YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz made a quick visit to Paris on 10 August 2015 for a trade luncheon meeting with selected French tour operators and trade media. He updated the French tour operators and journalists on the latest tourism developments in Malaysia, French tourist arrivals to the country, and MYFEST 2015.

The airline’s service between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur will operate 12 times a week during the coming IATA winter season, commencing on 25 October 2015, compared to the current double daily frequency.

MFMA Development Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Mitsui Fudosan Co, Ltd (Mitsui Fudosan) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (Malaysia Airports), celebrated the Grand Launch of Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang (MOP KLIA Sepang) on 29 July 2015. The completion of the first phase of MOP KLIA Sepang boosts Kuala...

Hear some of the world’s finest contemporary artists at Soulfest Asia 2015 as Australia’s only Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop festival makes its way down to Malaysia for the first time this year! Soulnation Asia Sdn Bhd is excited to announce the inaugural launch of Soulfest Asia. Revealing their first artist announcement...

Etihad Airways has officially reopened its refurbished First and Business Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal 1.

The ancient city of Ephesus and the historic Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens were recently inaugurated as cultural properties in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage List at the recent 39th session of the World Heritage Committee.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced a global partnership between Le Méridien Hotels and the LEGO® Group to offer a complimentary Welcome Amenity to children checking-in to any of its more than 100 hotels and resorts worldwide.

United Arab Emirates and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) signed a landmark USD1.25 million agreement to increase tourism to Thailand. Under the new agreement, the Abu Dhabi-based airline and TAT will jointly promote travel to Thailand from priority markets including the United Arab Emirates, UK, Ireland, Belgium,...

At British Airways, customers in First, Club World and World Traveller Plus can pre-order their meals between 24 hours and 30 days prior to their flight using ba.com and the ‘manage my booking tool’. The service guarantees their first choice of main course.

TripAdvisor® announced its Travellers’ Choice awards for amusement parks, water parks, zoos and aquariums around the globe. This year’s awards honour 533 attractions in total, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the debut of the Four Points brand in Indonesia, with the opening of Four Points Bali, Kuta. Located on Jalan Benesari Banjar Pengabetan in a serene corner of Kuta, Four Points Bali, Kuta marks Starwood’s seventh property on the island of Bali.

Patrons who dined at a Boat Noodle during the month of Ramadhan will be pleased to know that for every bowl of noodles sold in the restaurant's nine outlets across the Klang Valley from 18-28 June 2015, it donated RM0.10 towards a charitable cause, in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan and the upcoming Hari...

Firefly’s new set of ready-to-go meals Firefly Express Meals are prepared by Kampong Kravers (M) Sdn Bhd and are offered to all Firefly passengers flying out of Subang Skypark International Airport. The newly revamped Firefly Express Meals were introduced to the public on 16 June 2015 and has since received positive...

Asia’s fastest-growing online home-sharing platform PandaBed.com has launched PeerMatch to empower Asian holiday goers to find trustworthy accommodations and like-minded homeowners that match their lifestyle needs.

Worldhotels, a leading group of independent hotels worldwide, welcomes AirAsia as its latest frequent flyer partner and launches partnership with its loyalty programme, AirAsia BIG, which is Worldhotels’ first loyalty programme offered by a low-cost airline in Asia, bringing the group’s total number of frequent flyer...

The 18th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will be celebrated at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai, 40 minutes from Kuching, on the weekend of 7 to 9 August 2015. The much awaited world-class music celebration will feature entrancing world music, songs and stage performances at the foothill of the...

International tourism demand continued to be robust between January and April 2015 with tourist arrivals increasing 4% worldwide according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Almost all regions enjoyed strong growth. Prospects for the May-August period remain upbeat, with close to 500 million tourists...

On 3 July 2015, Tourism Selangor and Cadbury Malaysia joined forces in treating 48 orphaned children from Rumah Kebajikan Baitul Hidayah and Persatuan Anak-anak Yatim dan Ibu Tunggal Kampung Medan to baju raya shopping at Tesco Mutiara Damansara and buka puasa at Royale Chulan Damansara, supported by volunteers from...

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts plans to add a fourth property with 300 keys in Jeddah called The Mövenpick Hotel Heraa Jeddah, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, making Mövenpick’s KSA 14 properties strong in Saudi Arabia.

The 11th leg of Colours of Aidilfitri was launched last 3 July 2015 by the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia) with better products and increased participation. The launch was officiated by YB Dato 'Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture at the Kuala...