Tourist Levy in Langkawi

Langkawi Tourist Levy from July 1, 2016

Starting July 1st 2016,  there will be a Langkawi tourist levy for each day of stay that will be imposed on all tourists on the resort island of Langkawi in the Malaysian state of Kedah. This was mentioned by Kedah Tourism Committee chairman Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid on June 19,…

Good Vibes 2016 Genting malaysia

Good Vibes Festival 2016

The beauty about the Good Vibes Festival 2016 is that it enjoys the distinction of being the only Malaysian outdoor festival of its kind, featuring some of the best local and international acts around. Within just three years since its debut, the homegrown music and lifestyle festival has come to…

AirAsia X New Airbus A330 Planes

AirAsia X gets two brand new Airbus A330-300 aircraft

AirAsia X welcomed two brand new Airbus A330-300 aircraft into its fleet in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) recently, bringing the airline group’s total fleet to 31 aircraft. Both aircraft for AirAsia X with the registration numbers 9M-XBA and 9M-XBB were delivered from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France…

PATA new Executive Board

PATA Elects New Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Jones, Guardian – Sanctuary Resorts, Hong Kong SAR, as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board. He replaces Kevin B Murphy who was elected Chairman in April 2015 and who remains a member of the Executive Board…

Taste MIGF 2016

Taste MIGF 2016

Taste MIGF 2016 will take place from 24-25 September 2016 and will be held at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, which is a Saturday and Sunday. Taste MIGF 2016 is guaranteed to excite you and your entire family the give you the chance to indulge in a…

AirAsia X Hawaii Flights

AirAsia X Hawaii Flights

Good news as there may be AirAsia X Hawaii Flights possibly by end of 2016. The aviation news has been hush hush as the budget long haul carrier wants to capitalize fully on flights to Hawaii via AirAsia simply because it is one of the top bucket list destinations for…

Hotel and Resort Port Dickson

Embrace a nice Holiday at 3 Top 5 Stars Port Dickson Hotel

Well-known as Tanjung or Cape, Port Dickson being a popular Beach destination in the state of Negeri Sembilan. As a popular holiday destination, this small town has numerous tourism facilities. You can find many hotels in Port Dickson, where now you can also booking them online via Traveloka. For a…

MAS New Golden Lounge Design

Malaysia Airlines New Golden Lounge Design

Malaysia Airlines today announced an extensive redesign of its Golden Lounges for an exciting new pre-flight experience for guests. The new design will combine elements that are uniquely Malaysian with the modern functionality for a truly enhanced travel experience for the Malaysia Airlines New Golden Lounge Design. Passengers will be…

Sabah and Sarawak Tourism News 2016

Sabah and Sarawak Tourism News March 2016

Here is a round up of Sabah and Sarawak tourism news for March 2016 for those wanting to know more about what is happening in these two Malaysian states in Borneo. Poor air links, slowdown hit tourism in Sarawak Foreign arrivals to Sarawak fell short of expectations last year, recording…

New Tourism Malaysia Website

New Tourism Malaysia Website 2016 Launch

A new Tourism Malaysia website is to be launched this 18th February in Kuala Lumpur by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz. The all new look for the Tourism Malaysia’s Consumer and Corporate Website is also being launched at the Dewan Tun…

Singapore vehicles need permit to enter Malaysia 2016

Singapore vehicles need permit to enter Malaysia from May 2016

Malaysia’s long-delayed Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system requiring Singapore vehicles entering the country to be registered beforehand will be launched in May, according to Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai. The system to be implemented at the two border crossings – the Causeway and the Second Link – with Singapore has…

Going Places Magazine Revamped & New Look

Going Places Magazine Revamped & New Look

Malaysia Airlines is pleased to announce the relaunch of its award-winning in-flight magazine, Going Places, with all-new content and design starting with its February 2016 issue which is produced by Spafax, one of the world’s leading content marketing agencies and providers of in-flight media. Going Places is a monthly travel…

World Ecotourism Conference 2016

World Ecotourism Conference 2016 Malaysia

The 6th World Ecotourism Conference 2016 and the first Malaysia Ecotourism Summit will be held at the Mulu National Park from 27-30 January and at the prestigious Mulu Marriott Resort and Spa. Over 100 delegates comprising mostly high-profile government decision-makers, academicians and representatives from NGOs and international organisations worldwide will…

Tourism News in Malaysia December 2015

Tourism News in Malaysia December 2015

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year 2016. As we round up the year, here is a compilation of travel and tourism news in Malaysia for the month of December 2015 taken from various sites. Once again, we at Malaysia Travel News would like to wish all…

Islamic-compliant Airline Rayani Air

Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant Airline Rayani Air

Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air began operations Sunday with its maiden flight taking off from the capital to the resort island of Langkawi, local media reported. In-flight meals served on board its flights are completely halal, with alcohol consumption strictly prohibited. Muslim flight crew must don the hijab while…