7 Teahouses Around the World that You Shouldn’t Miss

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7 Teahouses Around the World that You Shouldn’t Miss

If you have never experienced waiting in line for an hour just to get bubble tea (Taiwanese tea-based drink), we need to do some serious discussion

AirAsia Grows Northwest China Footprint with New Lanzhou Route

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AirAsia Grows Northwest China Footprint with New Lanzhou Route

Lanzhou is AirAsia’s latest destination in China with the announcement of direct services between Kuala Lumpur and one of Northwest China’s largest cities.

Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

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Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

Fascinatingly, these throngs of travellers, undeterred by the chilling breeze from the South China Sea, were gearing up for the Hong Kong’ annual Lunar New Year night parade where the streets would be jam-packed with festival-goers and performers.

AirAsia expands its presence into China

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AirAsia expands its presence into China

AirAsia will further its expansion into China with the announcement of an exclusive direct service between Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin, connecting the coastal city in China of more than 15 million people with Southeast Asia and beyond from 2 December 2018.

Malaysia To Attract Chinese Market Through Smart Tourism 4.0

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Malaysia To Attract Chinese Market Through Smart Tourism 4.0

Tourism Malaysia has partnered with the 4th most valuable Internet company in the world, Tencent Holdings, to carry out Malaysia Smart Tourism 4.0 initiative.

Malaysia hosts 3,500 delegates from China’s leading direct-selling company

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Malaysia hosts 3,500 delegates from China’s leading direct-selling company

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 June 2017: Malaysia welcomed 3,500 delegates from China’s leading health food, household and beauty and skin care product company, Perfect China Company Ltd for its corporate achiever seminar for the fifth time between 3 to 11 June 2017. Supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, the event serves as Malaysia’s continuous effort to remain as the top-of-mind destination for corporate meeting and incentive groups for China’s market. The seminar follows the hugely successful Perfect China Leadership Seminar 2016, which generated RM242 million in estimated economic impact with a record breaking of 12,000 delegates in attendance. This year, the seminar is expected to generate RM39.8 million in estimated economic […]

Hard Rock International Announces Launch of Hark Rock Hotel Shenzhen

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Hard Rock International Announces Launch of Hark Rock Hotel Shenzhen

Shenzen, China, February 15, 2017 – Hard Rock Hotels announces the launch of its first hotel in China, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Slated to open in summer 2017, the new Hard Rock property will offer a luxury stay for modern travelers who are seeking a reprieve from traditional accommodations. Blending pop culture and premium hospitality, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen promises a host of world-class leisure, dining and entertainment options and the thread that unites them all – music. Destined to become a new landmark in the Guangdong region, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen will continue the brand’s tradition of presenting memorable moments through music.  Whether a guest prefers rap, pop, reggae or R&B, travelers can experience an unparalleled music amenity program –The Sound […]

The Best Of China In London – British Airways’ top picks for the Lunar New Year dinner

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The Best Of China In London – British Airways’ top picks for the Lunar New Year dinner

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 JANUARY 2017 – The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a time for family reunions. This age-old tradition also brings families together to celebrate their annual family reunion dinner. If you and your family are ushering in the Year of the Rooster in London this year, British Airways has hand-picked six of London’s top Chinese restaurants– featuring a variety of spicy Sichuan cuisine, Cantonese dim sum and classic Beijing-style roast duck. There’s no stopping short of the best in Chinese food! British Airways’ country manager for Malaysia, Vivian Tan-Loh said, “Increasingly, Malaysians are taking the advantage of the Lunar New Year break to travel abroad and spend quality time with their families.  Recently, London has […]

Hotel Perks and Quirks You Never Knew Existed on Your Work Trip

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Hotel Perks and Quirks You Never Knew Existed on Your Work Trip

KUALA LUMPUR – January 11, 2017 – Private jets, personal stylists and exclusive rooftops are just some of the many features today’s business travelers can enjoy at the top business hotels around the globe, according to accommodation expert Hotels.com™. Forget those stark conference rooms and bland breakfast buffets, business travel is changing, with hotels becoming more than just a bed for the night. We have turned into a generation of ‘Bleisure’ travelers, who combine work trips with play by adding vacation time to business jaunts. Hotels.com has therefore revealed its stand-out collection of ten of the ‘Best for Business’* hotels that will appeal to today’s ‘Bleisure’ travelers. All these hotels are winners in the prestigious Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2016*. The […]

Redefining China’s Family Travel Segment Leading Up to CNY

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Redefining China’s Family Travel Segment Leading Up to CNY

Singapore, 10 January  2017 – Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, today reveals the growth in adult children travelling with elderly family members leading up to Chinese New Year. “Family is such an important component of Chinese culture and today, young Chinese professionals are taking the lead in travel planning and bookings for their parents and extended family to maintain the limited time they spend together,” said James Huang, Market Development Manager, Wego, North Asia. Huang says that many adult children have relocated to work in first-tier cities such as Shanghai or Beijing, or have left China completely to establish their careers internationally. “Traditionally Chinese families consisted of large families with seven or more children who […]

Off-Season Gems with Aman

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Off-Season Gems with Aman

  5th January 2017 – Exploring a destination out of season can lead to a path of discovery and charm otherwise hidden by the bustle and busyness of peak seasons. Aman hotels around the world are magical destinations all year round, exceeding every expectation of popular sights in season, but promising something almost more special once the crowds have dispersed. Whether breathing in the rain-cleansed jungle air amid Angkor’s iconic temples or witnessing Japan’s plum blossoms delicate announcement of spring; each reveals a new side to a destination without the crowds.   AMAN TOKYO, Japan Visitors flock to Tokyo in spring from March to May, when the parks and gardens of the capital blush pink with cherry blossoms. During the city’s quiet […]

The BMW Hotelier Awards 2016 Winners Announced

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The BMW Hotelier Awards 2016 Winners Announced

Macao, China 19 December 2016 – The BMW Hotelier Awards, a ceremony which honours the dedicated professionals of the hotel industry, held its 3rd edition on Thursday 15th December 2016, at The Parisian Macao. Over 400 hoteliers and industry professionals gathered in the grand ballroom to await the announcement of this year’s award winners. The BMW Hotelier Awards celebrates the most talented and hardworking professionals that bring life to a hotel, whilst also inspiring the younger generation to join this ever-growing industry, by giving newcommers – the millenials – greater job rewards, recognition and a clearer sense of career path. This year saw applications from over 200 properties from 62 different brands. 2016 also marked the debut of the ASEAN competition, which opened up […]

Dorsett Hospitality International Wins Major Awards from International Hotel Forum Organisation, China

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Dorsett Hospitality International Wins Major Awards from International Hotel Forum Organisation, China

Dorsett Hospitality International has been named The Most Influential Brand Hotel Management Group by the International Hotel Forum Organisation (IFHO) during the recent 11th International Hotel Platinum Award ceremony.  It is the first time the group has won this prestigious award which was held on 19 November 2016 at Dorsett Grand Chengdu. “We are delighted and honoured to have won The Most Influential Brand Hotel Management Group Award,” said Ms Winnie Chiu, J.P., President and Executive Director of Dorsett Hospitality International.  “It’s due to the tireless effort of our dedicated management and hotel team in bringing the brand image up and above across all channels to introduce the brand to the mass audience.” Alongside the prestigious award, two other hotels under the […]

Autograph Collection Hotels Debuting Properties in China, Korea and Malaysia in 2017

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Autograph Collection Hotels Debuting Properties in China, Korea and Malaysia in 2017

Hong Kong, November 21, 2016 – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinguished portfolio of independent hotels recognized for celebrating individuality, announced today its debut of four properties in Asia next year.  In 2017, the brand will open The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya in China, The Majestic Hotel and Hotel Stripes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and RYSE hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Autograph Collection Hotels is a curated collection of some of the finest independent hotels located in extraordinary destinations throughout the world. Each hotel is hand-selected for its heartfelt design, exquisite craftsmanship and uncommon details to enchant the individualist traveler with exactly like nothing else experiences. The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya is located in the Da Dong Hai Bay area of the Sanya region […]

British Airways Helps Malaysian SMEs to Fly

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British Airways Helps Malaysian SMEs to Fly

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 NOVEMBER 2016 – British Airways is reaffirming its commitment to Malaysia with the launch of On Business loyalty programme aimed at benefiting and enabling businesses to maximise their travel budget. New members from Malaysia can enjoy a welcome bonus of triple On Business Points on the first six eligible flights within the first 12 months of the new membership*. The On Business loyalty programme, which already helped companies to save £47 million in 2015 worldwide, brings together the business loyalty programmes of three airlines – British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and codesharepartner airlines – allowing business travellers to collect points and spend on all partnered airlines under one scheme. Members will be rewarded based on the money spent rather […]

Alitrip Malaysia Tourism Pavilion Sets to Boost Tourist Arrivals From China

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Alitrip Malaysia Tourism Pavilion Sets to Boost Tourist Arrivals From China

BEIJING, 4 November 2016 – Chinese travellers can now access Malaysia’s travel and tourism products and services through an e-marketplace in China. This is made possible by the introduction of the Malaysia Tourism Pavilion (MTP) on Alitrip by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. Alitrip MTP will be managed and operated by Beijing Xinlian Mobile Technology, appointed by Alibaba and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia.  The Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak officially launched Alitrip MTP today at China World Hotel, Beijing. The event was graced by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma, Ambassador of Malaysia to China Dato’ Zainuddin Yahya, Secretary General of the Ministry […]

Malaysia Continues to Attract Incentive Travel Groups from China

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Malaysia Continues to Attract Incentive Travel Groups from China

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia business events industry once again marked another milestone by hosting another incentive travel group from China for a four-day event. Returning to the country for the second time, Xi’an 38FULE, a premier health and advisory company headquartered in Xian, China selected 652 of its high achievers to participate in the 38FULE Employee Malaysia Fantastic Tour happening from 20 to 24 October 2016. The group is currently in Malaysia to attend a one-day conference at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) and will be experiencing Malaysia through a three-day event packed with various incentive activities planned by a local Destination Marketing Company (DMC), Mayflower. Corporate Travel Services Sdn Bhd and supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. […]

Club Med Continues Its Expansion In China With Second Ski Resort In Beidahu

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Club Med Continues Its Expansion In China With Second Ski Resort In Beidahu

Kuala Lumpur, 13 September 2016 – Situated in the heart of Jilin Province, Club Med Beidahu rests comfortably on one of the leading ski summits that China has to offer. Just 90 minutes away from the Changchun Airport, this hidden gem is blessed with spectacular panoramas and magnificent scenery – reminiscent of fantasy worlds fit for the glamorous movie screen. The resort, which is set to open in early December 2016, will offer guests a new unique ski experience with the most up-to-date facilities as well as fun-filled après ski and indoor activities for all ages.   New unique Ski experience Club Med Beidahu has been strategically located at the mecca of winter sports in Changchun, established since the Asian Winter Games […]

Kunming, The City Of Eternal Spring

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Kunming, The City Of Eternal Spring

Located at an altitude of 1,900 metres above sea level in the middle of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, Kunming’s annual average temperature is 15oC, hence its nickname the ‘City of Eternal Spring’.

Tourism Malaysia to Increase Participation in China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2014

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Tourism Malaysia to Increase Participation in China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2014

In conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014, and the rapidly growing Chinese outbound market, Tourism Malaysia plans to participate on a larger scale in the China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2014, the largest professional travel mart in Asia, which attracts participation of thousands of travel industry professionals from all over the world.

Precious Old China Central Market

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Precious Old China Central Market

After its major revamp, the Central Market is now a host to many authentic attractions including eateries, one of them being Precious Old China, the place where city hustlers head to for authentic Peranakan dishes.

Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels by Agoda.com

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels by Agoda.com

Agoda.com’s list of this year’s ten notable eco-friendly hotels that are doing their part to create a comfortable, beautiful balance with nature.