Tuan Haji Hamzah Rahmat for MATTA 2015-2017

Tuan Haji Hamzah Rahmat re-elected President for MATTA

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) held its 40th Annual General Meeting last Saturday, 23rd May 2015 at the Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Tuan Haji Hamzah Rahmat was re-elected President and his running mate Rohizam bin Md Yussof voted in as Deputy  President…

Johor Medical Tourism

Johor Medical Tourism received 33,700 arrivals in 2014

Medical Tourism in Johor has the potential to grow even more, said state Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Tourism exco Datuk Tee Siew Kiong. He said the number of tourists seeking medical care in Johor had been on a steady rise as seen from 27,500 arrivals in 2012, 31,000 in 2013…

KL Named Top 10 Leading Cities to Visit

KL Named Top 10 Leading Cities to Visit by Tourist

Kuala Lumpur is ranked ninth out of 100 leading cities for tourist arrivals, said Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal. Quoting Euromonitor International, Ahmad said that it was not a surprise KL made it to the Top 10 list, with Malaysia’s sumptuous food constantly luring tourists to the city….

Malaysia No.25 in Most Tourist-Friendly Countries

Malaysia No.25 in Most Tourist-Friendly Countries

For the first time ever, Spain tops the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index as the world’s most tourist-friendly country. Spain’s leadership position is helped by a world-class ranking in cultural resources (1st globally), its ability to support online searches for entertainment (4th)—a measure of how well…

Malaysia Medical Travel Destination of the Year Award

Malaysia Receives Medical Travel Destination of the Year Award

Malaysia’s medical tourism received a boost when the country was declared as “Medical Travel Destination of the Year” at the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) Medical Travel Awards 2015. The event took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 15 April, 2015. Malaysia won the award based on…

Langkawi International Laksa Carnival 2015

Langkawi International Laksa Carnival LILAC 2015

The Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC 2015) is expected to draw about 30,000 laksa lovers from all over Asia. Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) chief executive officer Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said the 30,000 target to the three-day carnival starting on May 29 to 31 was a 7 per cent increase…

Medical Tourism in Sabah

Huge Potential For Health Tourism In Sabah

Huge Potential For Health Tourism In Sabah – Health tourism in Sabah has a huge potential following the establishment of more private hospitals with the medical expertise and facilities designed to meet international standards. State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said with the medical expertise and proper hospital…

Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand IMT-GT 2015

Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to promote tourism in Malacca Strait

Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand have agreed to promote tourism in the Malacca Strait, Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla stated here on Tuesday. He noted that this was one of the agreements reached during the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) meeting. “There are tourism spots in the Malacca Strait such as Langkawi…

Malaysia Airlines new CEO Christoph R. Mueller

Malaysia Airlines Fleet Sale Or Lease Is Too Premature, Says New CEO

Malaysia Airlines Fleet Sale Or Lease Is Too Premature, Says New CEO – Malaysia Airlines Monday said recent speculation on the airline offering some of its fleet for sale or lease is too premature when nothing concrete has been achieved. In fact, exploring fleet options to enhance viability of long haul…

Malaysia Airlines to sell entire Airbus A380 fleet

Malaysia Airlines to sell entire Airbus A380 fleet

Malaysia Airlines has put its entire fleet of six Airbus A380s up for sale, along with four Boeing 777-200ER jets, as the airline ramps up its efforts to wipe out millions of dollars in ongoing losses. Malaysia Airlines is said to be open to outright sale or lease, reports respected…

Tony Fernandes Named TIME MAGAZINE TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World

Tony Fernandes Named TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World

Tony Fernandes Named TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World – TIME Magazine named Tony Fernandes to the 2015 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.  The list, now in its twelfth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s…

Illegal operators killing tourism in Sabah

Illegal operators ‘killing’ tourism in Sabah

Illegal operators ‘killing’ tourism in Sabah –  Illegal tour operators in the state are like a time bomb waiting to explode and destroy Sabah’s tourism industry, said Sabah Backpacker Operators Association (SBAO) president Richie Lee. According to Lee, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) has increased enforcement over the…

Chiese Tourist in Malaysia

Malaysian Ambassador Optimistic Over Return Of Chinese Tourists

Malaysia’s Ambassador to China, Datuk Zainuddin Yahya has expressed optimism in luring Chinese visitors back to Malaysia, in conjunction with the celebration of Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 (MyFest 2015). With the implementation of visa-fee waiver for the Chinese tourists, as well as the establishment of consulate offices in Xi’an…

Tune Labs

Tune Labs Launched

The news is out now where serial entrepreneurs Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun and Lim Kian Onn (collectively “the Founders”) have announced the launch of their latest venture, Tune Labs, a Kuala Lumpur-based start-up incubator and accelerator program that seeks to identify, mentor and fund entrepreneurs across the…

Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015

Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015 open for nominations

The prestigious Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015 is now open for nominations here the awards recognises and honours local and international tourism industry players for outstanding and innovative products and services, is held once every two years; this will be the 19th edition of the esteemed awards. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture…