A total of 25 social media influencers and key opinion leaders from nine ASEAN countries are taking part in the Malaysia-ASEAN Tourism Influencers Key Opinion Leaders Programme (MAIKOL) from 26 August until 1 September 2019.
By Tourism Malaysia on August 27, 2019
Malaysia welcomed a whopping 13.35 million international tourists and recorded a 6.8% growth in tourist receipts, thus contributing RM41.69 billion to the country’s revenue during the first half of 2019.
By Tourism Malaysia on August 26, 2019
Gaya Travel Magazine loves the towns or cities enlisted as part of the World Heritage Sites due to their enduring heritage, culture, quaintness, nostalgia and photogenic quality. When being in South East Asia, how about discovering the UNESCO Heritage Towns/Cities located within the ASEAN region for lessons on the destination’s history and intimate vibe?
By Gaya Travel on December 3, 2018
Cruising today is becoming the more popular alternative among travellers who want to make the most out of their vacation minus the fuss. Gaya Travel presents a list of top cruise lines that traverse the waters in Southeast Asia that travellers can consider for that fuss-free yet well-rounded journeys around the ASEAN region.
By Shahida Sakeri on April 30, 2018
Germany has an outstanding reputation as a country, economic power and of course, travel destination. Since the country’s reunification in 1989/1990, it has recorded a robust growth in terms of the number of overnight stays by international visitors, including those from the Association of the South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. “In 2015, more than 2.8 million trips to Europe were made from these four important high-growth markets, and more than 478,000 of these were to Germany,” says Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB). Hence, to intensify the marketing efforts in this region, a Germany National Tourism Office (GNTO) – (ASEAN) office has been inaugurated in Singapore last January 2017. […]
By Gaya Travel on February 15, 2018
On 11 July 2017, the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz flagged off 20 cars containing 50 participating ASEAN media, travel bloggers and social network influencers at the Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC) during the second edition of ASEAN Media Tourism Bloggers Hunt 2017, organised by Tourism Malaysia from 11 until 14 July 2017 to promote Malaysia’s unique culture, heritage, cuising and other tourist offerings via social networks and digital platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. This year’s hunt – themed “Malaysia On Wheels” to encourage self-drive holidays among ASEAN travellers to take advantage of Malaysia’s noteworthy highways and road systems – takes the participants through Kuala Lumpur by visiting iconic landmarks such as Merdeka Square and Batu […]
By Gaya Travel on July 12, 2017
Buy local, support local – this is one of the basic principles that every traveller should embrace whenever visiting foreign countries. The purchases made do not only support the economy of home-grown artisans and businesses, but also help to maintain local traditions and craftsmanship. Below are Gaya Travel’s picks as wonderful souvenirs – fashion pieces to be exact – that travellers can hunt when being in the ASEAN region. 1. Woven sedge bag in Malaysia Since weaving is one of Malaysia’s important heritage, travellers can discover arrays of highly crafted hand woven products across the nation, including songket in Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast, pua kumbu in Malaysian Borneo, and those made from local plant fibres such as mengkuang leaves and rattan. […]
By Shahida Sakeri on May 29, 2017
On our mission to complete all other ASEAN destinations (we have yet to visit the Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar and Laos by the way), we picked Vietnam and decided to visit Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is more popularly known.
By Gaya Traveller on May 12, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 MARCH 2017 – The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) confirms Malaysia as the first country in ASEAN to host the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The double-gender Malaysia Open will take place at Pantai Cenang, Langkawi on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 April 2017. 32 international teams from Austria, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland will compete for the country’s first title and a total cash prize of USD20,000. “E-Plus is honoured to be the promoter of Malaysia’s first ever sanctioned international beach volleyball tournament. To date, we have organised an array of internationally sanctioned events, and this addition will continue to elevate our company’s capability and profile […]
By Gaya Travel on March 16, 2017
SEPANG, 6 February 2017 – AirAsia is offering a 20% discount on all seats on all flights for immediate travel through to July. Book from 6-12 February 2017 for travel between 7 February 2017 and 31 July 2017 for low fares to all destinations such as Kuala Lumpur to Shantou, Luang Prabang, Pattaya, Perth, Busan; or Penang to Johor, Medan; Johor to Jakarta, Guangzhou and many more. The discount applies to all bookings made through airasia.com, the AirAsia mobile app and AirAsiaGo. AirAsia BIG Members can also take advantage of the sale by redeeming flights using their AirAsia BIG Points. AirAsia Group Chief Commercial Officer Siegtraund Teh said, “All Seats, All Flights is our most extensive promotional campaign. A straight 20% off fares across both […]
By Gaya Travel on February 6, 2017
Although many tourists outside Java island might not yet be familiar with Kota Wisata Batu, this district in East Java province located three hours from Surabaya is home to the domestically popular Jawa Timur Park (also known as Jatimpark) that is full of attractions ideal for the whole family, from children to grandparents! The truth is, the entire Kota Wisata Batu is filled with parks and attractions that belong to a large corporation called the Jawa Timur Park Group. Let’s explore the attractions now, shall we? Where to go? Jawa Timur Park 1 Jawa Timur Park 1 offers more than 60 fascinating rides and the only theme park in Indonesia that contains five roller coaster rides in one place. Jawa Timur […]
By Nadya Ryzal on December 15, 2016
Jakarta – being the capital and largest city to a country with the largest economy in Southeast Asia that creates employment opportunity to millions of people – continues to flourish as a tourism hotspot, especially in anticipation of the completion of its new airport, scheduled to be ready by 2017, and the mass rapid transit systems, slated for completion by mid-2018. The following are the places that travellers can choose to explore when being in this sprawling megacity: WEST JAKARTA 1. Kota Tua Jakarta (Jakarta Old Town) Jakarta Old Town is a popular meeting point. It is a historic place developed during the Dutch period, whereby most of its buildings are among the oldest in Jakarta. Travellers may ride colourful bicycles with […]
By Ahmad Furqaan Hod on December 14, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Nov 2016: Maybank has today reaffirmed its commitment to support the continued pursuit of more ASEAN golf champions with the announcement of an all new ASEAN category in next year’s Maybank Championship to be held from 9-12 February at Saujana Golf and Country Club. As the first of its kind on the International Tours, the category will see this region’s rising tour professionals, as well as top ten Malaysians from the PGM Tour, tee-off alongside some of the world’s best golfers from both the Asian and European Tours. This specific allocation builds on the inaugural event this year where four ASEAN players were given tournament invites. This year, the top player from Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam will […]
By Gaya Travel on November 30, 2016
The world’s leading golfers, including a contingent of ASEAN’s best professional players, are getting ready to tee-off at the 2017 Maybank Championship Malaysia on the Palm Course at Saujana Golf & Country Club from February 9 to 12, 2017. The Maybank Championship Malaysia, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour, and endorsed by the Sports Commissioner of Malaysia, will feature a field of 156 players, competing for a US$3 million prize purse. This year, Maybank Championship Malaysia brings together many exciting activities showcasing its theme ‘Golf like Never Before’. With guaranteed non-stop golf action on the newly re-designed Palm Course, the championship will also have a host of activities for all ages to enjoy! This […]
By Gaya Travel on November 16, 2016
The VISIT ASEAN@50 Golden Celebration 2017 campaign has revealed 50 cross-border travel experiences in Southeast Asia that will showcase the region’s rich diversity and promote multi-destination travel within ASEAN. This will contribute to raising international tourism arrivals to the region from 109 million in 2015 to 121 million by 2017. The campaign, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), is being supported by private sector giants such as Mastercard and AirAsia. Fifty special travel experiences, ranging from two to 26 nights, have been created by leading tour operators and cruise lines in Southeast Asia to entice travellers to visit Southeast Asia for the first time, as well as encourage repeat visitors. Sample trips include a 8D/7N […]
By ASEAN Secretariat on November 9, 2016
Yokohama City in Japan will host the ASEAN Festival 2013 on October 5 and 6. Eighty thousand people are expected to attend the open-air event, which will showcase the variety and delightful flavours of ASEAN cuisine. Live music, cultural performances, handicraft displays, and diplomatic representation from ASEAN member states will also feature.
By Gaya Travel on October 2, 2013