Category: Malaysia travel news

Malaysia Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

Penang is taking no chance for coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 3, 2020

Penang is a safe destination is the message from tourism officials looking for visitors. In light of the recent outbreak ... Read More

Hotel Operator goes all out in Indonesia and Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2020

Hotel Management Japan Co. Ltd. (HMJ), a prominent hotel operator that manages some of Japan's renowned hotels such as the ... Read More

Malaysia wants to attract more tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2019

Malaysia was once ranked 9th in the world for tourist arrivals. Latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report ranks Malaysia 25th ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International debuts in Malaysia with luxury Kuantan hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2019

The Hong Kong-based Swiss-Belhotel International hotel group has announced the launch of its inaugural hotel in Malaysia, marking a major ... Read More

Visit Malaysia 2020 and 200 boats for Semporna, Borneo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2019

The Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020) campaign to both domestic and international tourists is about to start and 200 additional boats ... Read More

FAA: Malaysian aviation not safe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does ... Read More

Etihad Airways and Tourism Malaysia partner to attract visitors to Malaysia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 5, 2019

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a partnership with Tourism Malaysia to attract visitors ... Read More

Dream Cruises ship rescues three men from their sinking boat

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 2, 2019

Dream Cruises’ cruise ship, Genting Dream, was quick to response to a sinking boat in distress and performed a life-saving ... Read More

Malaysia expects traveler numbers to triple over Deepavali holidays

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2019

Malaysian customs officials said that the number of travelers passing through Malaysia's entry points at the Banguan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) ... Read More

Kazakhstan woos AirAsia over direct Malaysia flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019

Malaysia-based AirAsia, the largest low-cost airline in Asia and the 13th in the world, is planning to launch direct flights ... Read More

News Tourism promotion venture between New Zealand and Borneo

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 2, 2019

Sabah and New Zealand will form a joint council to boost tourism and trade. Tourism officials from both sides will sit ... Read More

New General Manager named for Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, Malaysia

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- August 29, 2019

Hard Rock International has appointed Clinton Lovell as the General Manager for its newest hotel in Malaysia - Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. With more ... Read More

Qatar Airways chief and Malaysian Prime Minister discuss key industry issues, upcoming Langkawi flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 28, 2019

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia and other senior government officials ... Read More

Malaysia: New airline passenger ‘departure tax’ goes into effect September 1

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 22, 2019

Beginning on September 1, 2019, travelers flying out from Malaysia will be required to pay a departure tax, that will ... Read More

UNIGLOBE expands to Malaysia with the addition of Sayu Travel and Tours

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 13, 2019

UNIGLOBE Travel International has expanded its network to Malaysia with the addition of UNIGLOBE Sayu Travel and Tours. UNIGLOBE Sayu ... Read More

Malaysia Tourism launches Visit Malaysia Year 2020

editor editor- August 1, 2019

by Mario Masciullo, special to eTN The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tun Mahathir Mohamad, officially launched the logo of ... Read More

Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences Welcome New GM

editor editor- July 13, 2019

Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences has tapped Wolfgang Kiesel, a veteran of the hospitality industry, to join ... Read More

Air Arabia starts flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 10, 2019

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), inaugurated its direct flight between Kuala ... Read More

UAE travelers flock Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia this year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 27, 2019

South East Asia is the summer hotspot for UAE travelers, according to a new trends report released today by Dubai-based ... Read More

Ormond Group’s new The Chow Kit hotel launches in Kuala Lumpur in October

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 25, 2019

Opening in the heart of old Kuala Lumpur, The Chow Kit - an Ormond Hotel, will boast 113 rooms and ... Read More

Taiwan Expo is back in Malaysia

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 18, 2019

Taiwan Expo  is back in Malaysia following the fruitful outings over the past two years in Kuala Lumpur. This year, Taiwan Expo 2019 ... Read More

Malaysia resort brings international hospitality with new GM

editor editor- June 18, 2019

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort announced the appointment of Vikram Mujumdar as General Manager of The Westin Desaru Coast Resort. ... Read More

Hilton Garden Inn: First hotel in Malaysia

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 17, 2019

Hilton expanded its brand portfolio and brought in the first Hilton Garden Inn to Malaysia, making it the first international hotel ... Read More

Airbus to participate in the Critical Communications World exhibition, Kuala Lumpur

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019

Airbus will be showcasing its next-generation communication developments for mission and business critical use at the Critical Communications World (CCW) ... Read More

Ormond Group’s new social hotel brand, MoMo’s, launches in Kuala Lumpur in October

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019

MoMo’s, Ormond Group’s new playful hospitality concept, will launch its first property in central Kuala Lumpur within the eclectic Chow ... Read More

Malaysia’s Sabah welcomes over 1 million tourists in first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019

About 1,033,871 tourists visited Sabah in the first three months of this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew. ... Read More

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi welcomes team of Epicurean Authorities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi announced the appointment of two new leaders who will work in tandem to ... Read More

Malaysian airline Firefly signs agreement with Sabre

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019

Sabre Corporation today announced a new content distribution agreement with Firefly, a leading regional carrier in Southeast Asia, and a ... Read More

New GM appointed at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

editor editor- April 8, 2019

Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu announced the appointment of Mr. Kanit Sangmookda as the new General Manager responsible for all areas ... Read More

Marriott has a 2020 vision when it comes to expansion in Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019

From the 15th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia, Marriott International  today announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision -- an ... Read More

Aloft Kuala Lumpur has a new GM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral welcomes Rubel Miah, as its newly appointed General Manager. Rubel joins the sassy 4-star Hotel with ... Read More

New Executive Chef at Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa Malaysia

editor editor- March 27, 2019

Guests dining at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa’s signature Eat Well menu, as well as its array of local ... Read More

Strong interest in Guam grows at travel fair in Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2019

Guam continues to generate strong interest in Malaysia and was one of the newer and popular destinations featured at the ... Read More

Short Haul, Easy Travel & Lifetime Experiences is Nepals message to Malaysia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019

Nepal successfully participated in the latest edition of the MATTA Fair held at Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) in Kuala ... Read More

Air Asia establishes global venture capital fund

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019

AirAsia's digital venture arm, RedBeat Ventures, announced it is establishing a global venture capital fund, RedBeat Capital, alongside a strategic ... Read More