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Glamorous camping or 'glamping' is a fairly new tourism trend has been gaining popularity worldwide since it elevates the typical ecotourism holidays to an indulgent level by bringing the world of luxury into nature. Also known as luxury camping, glamping emphasises unique accommodations that give discerning...

TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual air travel survey of more than 2,500 respondents in Southeast Asia. Regional travel remains popular amongst travellers in the Southeast Asia, as 95 per cent of travellers intend to fly on a short-haul flight at least once in...

AccorHotels ramps up its digital drive by transforming its AccorHotels.com distribution platform into a marketplace open to a selection of independent hotels. This service will gradually become available to hoteliers in the first target markets starting at the end of June 2015, and guests will be able to access it...

With its new name, AccorHotels, the Group proudly upholds its hospitality business. It aims at increasing the clout and visibility of AccorHotels, which is both an institutional and a commercial brand, by connecting it to its digital platform AccorHotels.com. It also intends to place the brand at the center of its...

TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Landmarks. This year’s awards honour more than 700 landmarks worldwide including lists for Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K., and the U.S. The annual awards are based on the...

British Airways marked the launch of flights to Kuala Lumpur with a VIP gala event last 28 May 2015 attended by celebrity guests including world-famous UK-based Malaysian fashion designer Jimmy Choo and British supermodel Georgia May Jagger who looked stunning in Georgia looked stunning in an ‘Awake pink prom dress by...

The Pure Blue Foundation and Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga are offering the ultimate getaway with a conscience: a special 'Catch and Release Adopt-a-Turtle' Mini-Break' that is centred around releasing an endangered turtle hatchling back into the wild, along with two days of rewarding life, culinary indulgence and pure...

Targus® Inc., one of the world’s leading laptop case and accessory makers, recently unveiled their Seoul Collection at Tous Les Jours in Empire Damansara. Launched by Mr. Srithar Balakrishnan, General Manager of Targus Malaysia, the event showcased how the Korean-inspired Seoul backpack is tailored to fit any outfit...

Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka is celebrating its 5th anniversary from now till July 2015. Since 19 June 2010, Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka opened its doors to public, it has retained its place as one of the luxury hotels in Malaysia. Throughout the years, the resort has won several awards and recognition, both...

iM4U and iM4U fm, Malaysia’s leading youth volunteer community, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Malaysia, recently organised a trip to Penarik Beach, Terengganu dubbed ‘Serve2Conserve’ to create awareness towards the importance of turtle...

Born and bred in Queensland, Australia's sustainability king and EarthCheck CEO, Stewart Moore, has some clear favourites when it comes to sleeping a lighter shade of green. In the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5, Mr Moore outlines ten green getaways in Queensland that are managing the planet's natural...

Last 20 May 2015, globally acclaimed chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, was in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the official opening of the Nobu Kuala Lumpur restaurant – the first in South East Asia.

InterContinental Bali Resort recently announced that for the second consecutive year, it is the recipient of theINTERNATIONAL HOTEL NETWORK AWARD in the category ‘Best Wedding Resort 2015’. The International Hotel Network (IHN) is a unique digital marketing network, which works with some of the renowned names in the...

United Kingdom’s flagship airline British Airways landed at KLIA on 28 May 2015, completing its inaugural flight of the recently reinstalled Kuala Lumpur–London direct route, which comes more than a decade since it last served this route in 2001.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the premier shopping destination in Malaysia, launched its annual school holiday campaign on 28 May 2015. Themed ‘Summer Holiday Splash’, the celebration features popular Nickelodeon character, SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends. As a campaign highlight, the mall has brought in the largest...

As part of its focus and on-going commitment to provide top notch after sales service, Samsung Malaysia Electronics has continually expanded the Samsung Smart Service centres across Malaysia. Established in 2003 with only 38 service points, the Samsung service network has since grown to a total of 151 smartphone...

Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia Pacific, has upped the ante for destination cruising with its newly announced mega 48-day adventure crossing the equator to explore the Southern Hemisphere. From 13 November 2015 to 31 December 2015, passengers can explore a variety of exotic ports of call during this once...

Expedia further elevates its presence as the world’s leading online travel agent in Malaysia by presenting its revolutionary technology features that make travel planning a breeze. The Expedia brand prides itself on spearheading technology in the travel industry that has transformed the way many travellers choose and...

Tourism Malaysia and the Malaysian Youth Hostels Associations (MYHA) joined hands once again in organising the Youth Tourism Carnival 2015 last 22-24 May 2015, in conjunction with the Putrajaya Youth Festival 2015, to inculcate a culture of well-planned travel within the country amongst the local youth.

The heat of the Big Kitchen is reaching its boiling point as the food festival from 29 until 31 May 2015 is 70% underway with exciting new developments announced by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur at a special press conference held at his office on 20 May 2015. It unveiled the Mayor’s trophy and its unique design whilst...

The second group of Etihad Airways Butlers has completed the intensive Savoy Butler Academy training program in the United Kingdom. The course was conducted by the London School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West London, in conjunction with the legendary Savoy Hotel.

In conjunction with the upcoming Ramadhan month, Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) introduces an Iftar promotion ‘Buffet Ramadhan 2015’ themed ‘Cultural Heritage Tradition Dishes’. PICC will conduct a promotion featuring 300 delicacies as the main attraction.

The Laguna Bali announced that the property was once again recognised and awarded the Certificate of Excellence at the 2015 during the TripAdvisor awards. Having won the same award the last four years, The Laguna Bali was inducted into the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame with another win this year.

Travellers everywhere will be able to instantly connect with 500 Marriott Hotels worldwide before, during and after their stays using the new Mobile Request option on the Marriott Mobile app. Specifically designed to request services and amenities, the new feature is being introduced at 46 hotels today including...

Kuala Lumpur, Wednesday, 20 May 2015 – Istanbul, one of the most enchanting cities of Turkey is hosting the most awaited International Shopping Fest, from 6 to 28 June 2015. Istanbul Shopping Fest is an annual festival of shopping, culture and entertainment which will bring together the rich past of Istanbul. The...