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Accelerating Muslim Tourism Market with FUN TAIPEI Tours

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Accelerating Muslim Tourism Market with FUN TAIPEI Tours

  As part of its active campaign to market Taipei travel, Department of Information Tourism (DOIT) has this year again teamed up with airlines, hotels, and travel agencies, launching the “FUN TAIPEI” tourism project. Three themed touring routes and “Friendly City Tour” have been designed, catering to the special interests of Malaysian and Muslim travelers, including one that sates Malaysian friends’ love og shopping, called “A Feast of Shopping Fun”, one for enjoyment of nature, called the “Slow Touring”, and the “Old City Pleasures,” which introduced the rich old-times flavours of Taipei’s historic neighborhood, presenting a taste of bygone-day stories in the city’s oldest quarters. Also, these ensures relaxed, easy exploration of Taipei City for Malaysian and Muslim visitors. As for tourism […]

8 Things to Do & See in Lombok

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8 Things to Do & See in Lombok

Planning to go to the island of Lombok? We list down 8 things that you must do and see in Lombok to help you with your itinerary.

2017: The Year of Pahang

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2017: The Year of Pahang

It was in 1994 when Pahang had its last Visit Pahang campaign carried out. Considering it has been 22 years, Pahang is well aware that the time has come to be more aggressive in the efforts of promoting the state and to increase the tourist arrival numbers. Last year, it received 10.5 million visitors to the state, with revenues reaching RM 7 billion. By focusing on a uniquely Pahang theme, ‘Hogoh Pahang’ campaign is set to kick off in 2017, featuring a myriad of activities including an extensive brand exercise promoting local destinations via social media and traditional media, trade shows, events and promotional partnerships. “We want ‘Hogoh Pahang’ to be a rallying cry amongst the people of Pahang to come together […]

Launch Of A Destination Brand For Kuala Lumpur To Create 
A Distinctive Advantage Trading On Its Contrasts And Diversity

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Launch Of A Destination Brand For Kuala Lumpur To Create 
A Distinctive Advantage Trading On Its Contrasts And Diversity

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April 2016 – The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, YBhg. Datuk Seri Hj Mhd. Amin Nordin bin Abd Aziz today launched the Kuala Lumpur Brand and Positioning at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This is the very first time the city of Kuala Lumpur is given a destination brand with the goal to drive more travel and tourism into Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur’s destination brand and positioning is a summation of the city’s key attributes. The contrasting history and heritage, from the early days of the small tin mining trading town to the metropolis city it is today. The colonial influences added to the landscape of historical and the contemporary architecture visible side by side in the city. The traditional Malay […]

Langkawi International Laksa Carnival 2016 is back!

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Langkawi International Laksa Carnival 2016 is back!

Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2016 – The much anticipated fifth Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC) will be held from 27 until 29 May 2016 at Laman Padi in Langkawi, Kedah. LILAC’s aim is to share the significant taste of the local comestible that can be found in Langkawi in comparison to the other states in Malaysia. With the theme ‘I Love Laksa’, LILAC will also highlight the variety of authentic laksa, including various accompanying gastronomic offerings, across Malaysia and Asia such as Korea, the Philippines, China, Thailand and Indonesia. According to Tourism Division Manager Rosnina Yaacob, LILAC benefits the local laksa sellers because according to statistics, the income generated from the three-day event is equivalent to the sellers’ one week sales. The […]

Launch of Malaysia 101 EduTourism Packages

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Launch of Malaysia 101 EduTourism Packages

PUTRAJAYA, August 15, 2015 – The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture through Tourism Malaysia took another step forward in its efforts to promote Malaysia on a global stage by launching the Malaysia 101 Edutourism Packages in conjunction with the Higher Education Week Malaysia (HEWM2015). This strategic partnership enables the Public Higher Education Institutions to assemble and introduce educational tour packages to the public and the international community so as to provide a more holistic education, in line with the concept “Beyond a Degree”, that will enable them to plan trips in the country. Deputy Minister of Higher Education Dato Mary Yap Kain Ching said the initiative is an important strategy for developing human […]

UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture

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UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture

The UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture will bring together, for the first time, Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture with the objective to identify key opportunities and challenges for a stronger cooperation between these highly interlinked fields.

International Tourism Shows Continued Strength 

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International Tourism Shows Continued Strength 

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% during the first eight months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Despite geopolitical challenges and a lingering economic recovery, tourism demand was strong during the northern hemisphere high season of June to August. 

Tourism Malaysia Hong Kong (TMHK) Office “Most Popular Social Media – Tourism Board” award at U Magazine Travel Award 2014

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Tourism Malaysia Hong Kong (TMHK) Office “Most Popular Social Media – Tourism Board” award at U Magazine Travel Award 2014

Arrivals from Hong Kong boosted after Tourism Malaysia Hong Kong shared about the Malaysian durian craze, Penang street art and stage photos of TV Drama “Outbound Love” on its Facebook page

Legoland Malaysia Resort Wins Best Attraction & Tourism Experience from Expatriate Lifestyle’s The Best of Malaysia Awards 2014

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Legoland Malaysia Resort Wins Best Attraction & Tourism Experience from Expatriate Lifestyle’s The Best of Malaysia Awards 2014

The awards were based on votes by well-travelled expatriates who live in Malaysia

Tourism Malaysia Participated in Taiwan’s Biggest Travel Fair

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Tourism Malaysia Participated in Taiwan’s Biggest Travel Fair

Taiwanese tourists consider Malaysia’s beautiful islands and delicious food as main attractions

Volunteer Tourism Centre Spokesperson recognised with International Award

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Volunteer Tourism Centre Spokesperson recognised with International Award

Spokesperson of the Volunteer Tourism Centre, Somaya Ong was recognised for her efforts to develop the community by the WIN Foundation. Somaya received the Community Service Award in awards ceremony in Shen Zhen China by the US based WIN Foundation.

Yokohama in Japan to Host ASEAN Festival, October 5-6

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Yokohama in Japan to Host ASEAN Festival, October 5-6

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.

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Campaign Launched in Northern China

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Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Campaign Launched in Northern China

Tourism Malaysia has launched the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY) campaign today in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang, North-western China, to create awareness of VMY 2014 to the travel trade fraternity and media here.

Malaysia and Thailand Further Strengthens Tourism Cooperation for Mutual Prosperity

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Malaysia and Thailand Further Strengthens Tourism Cooperation for Mutual Prosperity

The Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) and the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pledging enhanced joint cooperation and development of tourism in both countries here last Saturday.

“Make It Malaysia 2013” Set to Boost Arrivals from South Asia Market

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“Make It Malaysia 2013” Set to Boost Arrivals from South Asia Market

A group of 70 travel agents from various parts of India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh have arrived in the country for the “Make It Malaysia 2013” programme organised by Tourism Malaysia.

Malaysia Receives a Record 25 Million Tourist Arrivals Last Year

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Malaysia Receives a Record 25 Million Tourist Arrivals Last Year

Malaysia posted an impressive overall tourism growth in 2012, capping off a string of tourism accolades that placed the nation in the global limelight. Tourist arrivals rose to 25,032,708 compared to 24,714,324 in 2011 and receipts climbed to RM60.6 billion compared to RM58.3 billion the previous year.

Launch of Katara Hospitality heralds new era for Qatar’s expanding tourism sector

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Launch of Katara Hospitality heralds new era for Qatar’s expanding tourism sector

Qatar National Hotels Company (QNH) has chosen this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to reveal its new corporate identity to the regional and international tourism industry.

Bangkok Airways Joins Hands with TAT and Tourism Association of Koh Samui organize Sales Road Show to Kuala Lumpur

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Bangkok Airways Joins Hands with TAT and Tourism Association of Koh Samui organize Sales Road Show to Kuala Lumpur

After the successful launch of Bangkok Airways’ non-stop service from Koh Samui to Kuala Lumpur on 31st March 2012 at KLIA. The airline continues to further impel its sales strategy by co-organizing a sales road show with Tourism Association of Koh Samui (TAKS) and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to Kuala Lumpur today, held at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur

Musa Yusof – Director Domestic Marketing Division Tourism Malaysia

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Musa Yusof – Director Domestic Marketing Division Tourism Malaysia

Gaya Travel interviews Musa Yusof, the Director of Domestic Marketing Division in Tourism Malaysia on Cuti-Cuti Malaysia campaign.

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