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ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Southeast Asian Tourism ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Kuching, Malaysia (eTN) - This year's edition of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has yet to be declared open, but it is already generating buzz-worthy events.

Tourism Malaysia bags prestigious Japan award

Tourism Award Tourism Malaysia bags prestigious Japan award

Tourism Malaysia has been awarded the prestigious Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Award of Excellence in the tourism board and embassy category at the JATA TABIHAKU Travel Showcase 2013, ...

Japanese tourist dies while in police custody in Malaysia

Japanese Visitor Dies in Malaysia Japanese tourist dies while in police custody in Malaysia

LUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A 33-year Japanese tourist arrested for allegedly threatening Malaysian police with a knife has been found dead in a police cell and is believed to have hanged himself, a ...

German visitor attacked, injured in Malaysia

Attack on tourist in Ipoh German visitor attacked, injured in Malaysia

IPOH, Malaysia - A German tourist, who had just arrived to Malaysia from Singapore, was assaulted by two men who tried to rob him yesterday morning.

Malaysia aims for USD 60 Billion in tourist receipts by 2020

Malaysia Tourism Malaysia aims for USD 60 Billion in tourist receipts by 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia posted an impressive overall tourism growth in 2012, capping off a string of tourism accolades that placed the nation in the global limelight.

New Minister of Tourism for Malaysia

Recent election propels position change New Minister of Tourism for Malaysia

She was considered an extremely efficient and dynamic Minister of Tourism, and she can be credited with many initiatives such as boosting home stays and promoting new tourism activities such as ...

The Qatar connection

air travel The Qatar connection

Ted Macauley, eTN Correspondent

(eTN) - Qatar Airways may not be as big as its bigger brother to the south, Emirates, but that may not be such a bad thing.

Creation of World Islamic Tourism Council to be announced during the World Islamic Tourism Mart in Kuala Lumpur

Exclusive interview Creation of World Islamic Tourism Council to be announced during the World Islamic Tourism Mart in Kuala Lumpur

Motaz Othman, eTN Correspondent, Middle East

(eTN) - In an inclusive interview at the Malaysia stand during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, H.E.

High season for climbing in Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu

Great new deals on hotels from Agoda.com High season for climbing in Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is providing great new deals on hotels in the Malaysian city of Kota Kinabalu ...

American tourist robbed and raped in Malaysia

US visitor attacked in Petaling Jaya American tourist robbed and raped in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - A 25-year-old American tou­rist was robbed and raped by two men after being taken on a 80km terror ride in a taxi.

Nature’ally Sabah

Welcome to the land below the wind Nature’ally Sabah

Jan Sevilla

“You don’t wake up in the morning with the sound of a boorish alarm clock like a cat that’s hit by a pan.

Minister: 25 million tourists came to Malaysia in 2012

Malaysian Tourism On The Rise Minister: 25 million tourists came to Malaysia in 2012

TELUK BAHANG, Malaysia - A record number of 25 million foreign tourists visited Malaysia last year, a 1.3 per cent increase from 2011.

Ambassador: Japan seeks to attract Muslim tourists

Japan wants Malaysian travelers Ambassador: Japan seeks to attract Muslim tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Japanese tourism industry is keen to attract Muslim tourists and Malaysia is one of the countries with the largest potential, said Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia ...

When traveling means healthy living

Banjaran Hotspring Retreat Ipoh When traveling means healthy living

Jan Sevilla

People travel for different reasons. It’s like a constant itch that needs to be scratched and it will only go away until we find ourselves hauling a bag and waking up in wonderland.

Malaysia ranked world’s top Muslim-friendly holiday destination

Halal Tourism Malaysia ranked world’s top Muslim-friendly holiday destination

A study has rated Malaysia as the world’s top Muslim-friendly holiday destination.

Moroccan tourists robbed in Penang

Penang International Airport Moroccan tourists robbed in Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Penang, Malaysia - Three Moroccan tourists who had just arrived at the Penang International Airport here were given a horrifying ride when their taxi driver robbed them and left them ...

Malaysia named one of 2012 top 10 tourist destinations

United Nations World Trade Organization Tourism Highlights 2012 Malaysia named one of 2012 top 10 tourist destinations

Malaysia was one of the world's top 10 tourist destinations last year, making it the only South-East Asian country to make the list in the United Nations World Trade Organization Tourism ...

Penang continues to draw tourists seeking to enhance their looks

Nip-tuck tourism Penang continues to draw tourists seeking to enhance their looks

They are not just coming to this state for the sun and the surf. Affordable surgical procedures in Penang continue to draw “nip and tuck” tourists seeking to enhance their looks.

Veni, vidi, vici Malaysia!

My Malaysia Veni, vidi, vici Malaysia!

Jan Sevilla

In my early days, whenever I heard the word Malaysia, it made me think of the Twin Towers, low-priced gas, the mouth-watering chicken satay, tropical rain forests, the hypnotic aroma of durian ...

The trials and tribulations of taxiing it around Kuala Lumpur

Tales from a frustrated expat! The trials and tribulations of taxiing it around Kuala Lumpur

Ted Macauley, eTN

(eTN) - Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a world-class city, or so the Ministry of Tourism (and many other ministries) wants us to believe.

The Dorothy in me

A gypsy tale from the island of Langkawi The Dorothy in me

Jan Sevilla

“To be in a place where I have never been.”

Changing of guards at Istana Negara to become new tourist attraction

Malaysian Tourism Changing of guards at Istana Negara to become new tourist attraction

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Changing of the Guard, complete with guards in traditional Malay attire and a sound system, will take place twice a day beginning today at the old Istana Negara here as ...

Malaysian Tourism Minister tells taxi drivers to shape up

Kuala Lumpur taxi drivers ranked the worst in the world Malaysian Tourism Minister tells taxi drivers to shape up

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Tourism Ministry is urging taxi drivers to shape up and provide better services.

Melaka Art and Performance Festival 2012 a resounding success

Over 50 artists from 15 countries wow the crowds with their talents Melaka Art and Performance Festival 2012 a resounding success

MELAKA, Malaysia – The largest and only site specific art and performance festival on a UNESCO World Heritage site ended on a high note today as artists and performers celebrated a successful ...

Taste the aromatic menu of a Malaysian food extravaganza

Flavors of Malaysia Food Festival Taste the aromatic menu of a Malaysian food extravaganza

For the third consecutive year, The Grace Hotel Sydney, together with The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, in association with Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines, are pleased to present the Flavors ...

International Olympic Committee to convene in Malaysia in 2015

Kuala Lumpur to host 127th International Olympic Committee Session International Olympic Committee to convene in Malaysia in 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia has once again gained the trust of the international community by Kuala Lumpur’s recent successful bid to host the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...

Asia's first Legoland theme park opens in Malaysia

Malaysia's Legoland Park in Johor Bahru Asia's first Legoland theme park opens in Malaysia

Asia's first Legoland theme park opened to packed crowds in southern Malaysia yesterday, with its cluster of attractions expected to transform the sleepy region into a thriving tourist hub.

Malaysia to launch new low-cost airline

Malindo Airways Malaysia to launch new low-cost airline

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday announced the setting up of a new low-cost airline known as Malindo Airways.

Emerging Asian economies likely to have flow-on-effect for Australian tourism industry

Tourism To Australia Emerging Asian economies likely to have flow-on-effect for Australian tourism industry

Tourism from Indonesia and Malaysia is expected to rapidly rise by 2015, while the number Australians holiday overseas is showing signs of easing, a survey has found.

55 exclusive hotel deals from agoda.com for Malaysia’s 55th year of independence

Celebrating Merdeka with hotel specials 55 exclusive hotel deals from agoda.com for Malaysia’s 55th year of independence

SINGAPORE - Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced exclusive deals on hotels in Malaysia in commemoration of its ...

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