Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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100 pct flight load to Langkawi signals strong rebound for domestic air travel

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s inaugural service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi this morning under the travel bubble recorded a 100 per cent flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel. The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight — the...

American man calls Malaysia home after falling in love with the country, its people

MELAKA: Forty-four years ago, Mark Ruffin set his foot for the first time in Malaysia and never had he thought he would one day call it home. The 66-year-old American said the beauty of Malaysia and the uniqueness of its...

Green light for state tourism, a boon to sector

KUALA LUMPUR: The green light for tourism activities within each state involving homestays and hotels for individuals who have been fully vaccinated under Phase Two and the subsequent phases of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) can benefit the tourism...

Gov’t announces social sector relaxations for fully vaccinated in states under Phase 2

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has agreed to ease the restrictions in the social sector for fully vaccinated individuals who reside in states under Phase Two and above of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), effective Tuesday (Aug 10). Prime Minister Tan...

SOPs with standardisation, consistency required for intra-Asean travel

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean countries need to consider applying standardisation and consistency in the standard operating procedures (SOPs) requirement within the intra-Asean travel bubble for better recovery in the tourism industry, said AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat. He said...

Tourism will boost development in Siniawan

KUCHING: The development of the Siniawan small town will be boosted by its tourism sector, said Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh. He said it is his focus to turn Siniawan into a tourist attraction as the old town which is over...

30 percent of tourism frontliners vaccinated

PULAU PANGKOR: About 30 percent of frontline workers in the tourism sector have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. She said the ministry was doing its best to gather information...

Motac proposes to reactivate tourism activities in phases

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) is in the midst of proposing to the National Security Council (NSC) to reactivate tourism activities in phases. The proposal entails four tiers with Tier 1 allowing intra-district travel and tourism...

Coops in tourism sector encouraged to venture into new businesses through ‘TRANSFER’

KUALA LUMPUR:  Cooperatives in the tourism sector are encouraged to participate in the Cooperative Movement Economic Transformation Programme (TRANSFER) introduced by the government to help ensure the economic viability of those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Deputy Entrepreneur Development and...

Kinabalu mountain guides turn to farming to generate income

KOTA KINABALU: As all hiking activities at Mount Kinabalu have been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some mountain guides have turned to farming, by cultivating fruit and vegetables as an alternative way to generate income. One of them, Abdul...
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