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Brunei: Sharia law and the influence on the tourism industry

Brunei: Sharia law and the influence on the tourism industry

Tourism is also big business in Brunei. Brunei is part of the ASEAN community of nations along with Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia or Thailand among others.

Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia Malacca Strait: Pirates attack Japanese vessel

Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia Malacca Strait: Pirates attack Japanese vessel

Three Indonesian crew members of a tanker were missing along with their passports and belongings.

Increased tourism arrivals into South Korea January to March 2014

Increased tourism arrivals into South Korea January to March 2014

The number of foreign tourists who visited South Korea in the first quarter of this year rose 10.9 percent on-year, thanks mostly to the resurgence of the so-called Korean Wave in China, a report ...

Korean Air plays a major role in 2015-2016 France-Korea Year

Korean Air plays a major role in 2015-2016 France-Korea Year

Korean Air Yang Ho Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air attended the first meeting, on 16th April, of the joint organizing commission for the France-Korea Year taking place during 2015/16.

China: You go to jail for eating pandas or monkeys

China: You go to jail for eating pandas or monkeys

China has drafted a law under which people convicted of eating endangered animals face jail time as the country takes steps to halt illegal hunting, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

JAL SKY NEXT ready for launch on Haneda-Fukuoka route

JAL SKY NEXT ready for launch on Haneda-Fukuoka route

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) will launch its first JAL SKY NEXT between Tokyo (Haneda) and Fukuoka from May 28, 2014.

Korean Air extends benefits of “Excellent Boarding Pass” program

Korean Air extends benefits of “Excellent Boarding Pass” program

HONG KONG – Since Korean Air launched the “Excellent Boarding Pass” program in 2012, its passengers visiting Korea have been enjoying ultimate service excellence not only in flight but also ...

Jin Jiang International Hotels signs MOU with Hanwha Hotels & Resorts

Jin Jiang International Hotels signs MOU with Hanwha Hotels & Resorts

SHANGHAI, China - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between two leading hospitality groups, Jin Jiang International Hotels and Hanwha Hotels & Resorts, was held at Jin ...

Special summer attractions from Centara for guests from the Middle East

Special summer attractions from Centara for guests from the Middle East

As the summer season and the plans for holidays approach, selected Centara hotels in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Krabi, Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai and in the paradise islands of the Maldives and ...

Showcasing Vietnam at World Travel Market as luxury destination

Showcasing Vietnam at World Travel Market as luxury destination

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator (www.luxurytravels.asia) will exhibit at WTM Africa from April 23-25, 2014 in Sao ...

38 tourism projects worth $486 million planned in Myanmar

38 tourism projects worth $486 million planned in Myanmar

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - The Myanmar Tourism Master Plan 2013-2020 has identified 38 projects that require USD 486 million of funding to bring tourist attractions up to an international standard, said ...

Stricter inspection for tourist buses urged

Stricter inspection for tourist buses urged

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The authorities will step up on its rigorous inspection of express and tourist buses following a number of accidents involving such vehicles lately.

PATA and JATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

PATA and JATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) have agreed to work together to benefit both sets of members.

First funicular launched on Vietnam's tourist mountain near Danang

First funicular launched on Vietnam's tourist mountain near Danang

DANANG, Vietnam - Vietnam's first inclined tramway has opened on Ba Na Mountain, some 46 kilometers southwest of the central city of Danang.

Malaysia Air plane makes emergency landing after landing gear scare

Malaysia Air plane makes emergency landing after landing gear scare

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore flight MH192 made a safe landing in Kuala Lumpur after it was forced to make an air turnback after the “aircraft’s right-hand ...

Pros and cons of Chinese ethnic tourism

Pros and cons of Chinese ethnic tourism

ZHOUXI, China -- Marching in dragon dances, cheering on buffalo fights, singing folk songs with villagers, an enamored traveler ticked off the sights during a three-week tour of Chinese ethnic ...

British tourist killed in Malaysia bus crash

British tourist killed in Malaysia bus crash

PEKAN, Malaysia - A double-decker bus ferrying foreign tourists plunged into a 15-metre slope at an oil palm plantation along Jalan Kuantan-Segamat near the Felda Chini junction today.

British tourist killed in Malaysia bus crash

British tourist killed in Malaysia bus crash

Harry Christopher Woolhouse, 32, from Peterborough, died in a car accident in Malaysia, the UK Foreign Office has confirmed.

Former China Eastern Airlines executive on trial for graft

Former China Eastern Airlines executive on trial for graft

SHANGHAI, China - The former deputy general manager of China Eastern Airlines went on trial yesterday at Shanghai No 1 Intermediate People's Court charged with taking more than 5 million yuan ...

Action packed fun for all the family at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket

Family Travel in East Asia Action packed fun for all the family at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket

BANGKOK, Thailand - An action packed program of fun, games and entertainment is being provided free of charge for guests by Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket with the appointment ...

Almost 30 percent of Chinese tourists cancel trips to Malaysia

Almost 30 percent of Chinese tourists cancel trips to Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia - Close to 30 percent of Chinese tourists have cancelled their bookings to visit Malaysia this year since the disappearance of Flight MH370, cutting down potential revenue for ...

JAL announces passenger traffic forecast for 2014 Golden Week

JAL announces passenger traffic forecast for 2014 Golden Week

TOKYO, Japan - JAL Group (JAL) announced today, the passenger traffic forecast for the annual Japanese "Golden Week" vacation that spans 12 days this year from Friday, April 25 to Tuesday, May 6, ...

Asia's biggest photo show kicked off!

Asia's biggest photo show kicked off!

SEOUL, South Korea - Asia's biggest 'Seoul Int'l Photo & Imaging Industry Show 2014' kicked off at Samsung COEX on 17th (Thur) that runs until 20th (Sun).

Krabi-Enlive Sea Kayak Thailand Championship 2014

The 3rd Sea Kayak Asian Cup Krabi-Enlive Sea Kayak Thailand Championship 2014

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in collaboration with Krabi Provincial Authorities, Enlive Foundation, the Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand and the Royal Thai Navy are ...

Japan Tourism Agency will analyze tweets to gauge tourists' needs

Japan Tourism Agency will analyze tweets to gauge tourists' needs

TOKYO, Japan - The Japan Tourism Agency will analyze tweets by foreign tourists during their visits to Japan, in an effort to make the country a more attractive destination for visitors from ...

Russian tourist paralized after needlefish attack in Vietnam

Russian tourist paralized after needlefish attack in Vietnam

NHA TRANG, Vietnam - Doctors have saved the life of a Russian woman who was left paralyzed after being attacked by a needlefish while she was swimming in Vietnam's resort beach town of Nha ...

South Korea's international airline traffic up 5 percent

South Korea's international airline traffic up 5 percent

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's international airline traffic grew 5 percent from a year earlier in the first quarter, a government tally showed Friday.

World's worst airport: The head of state personally apologizes

World's worst airport: The head of state personally apologizes

"We ask for your pardon and patience," Philippine president Aquino said in remarks to reporters aired live on national television.

Jeju, Korea: 9 dead, 287 tourists missing, most students 16-17 years old

Jeju, Korea: 9 dead, 287 tourists missing, most students 16-17 years old

One day after the ferry disaster sending a blow to the travel and tourism industry in Korea's holiday island Jeju, 287 passengers, mostly students, are still missing.

Budget Airlines: Added value for a smaller travel budget

Budget Airlines: Added value for a smaller travel budget

Low cost airlines opened up the Skies over Asia and other parts of the world for millions.

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