Thai AirAsia X Launches Direct Flights to Korea and Japan

Thai AirAsia X

Thai AirAsia X Launches Direct Flights to Korea and Japan Thai AirAsia X (TAAX), Thailand’s first low-cost, long-haul carrier officially launches with the announcement of daily direct flights from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN) starting from 17 June 2014. To celebrate the launch, X-citing promotional fares from Bangkok to [...]

Terengganu to generate RM2.5b in tourist ringgit in 2014

Terengganu Photo

Terengganu to generate RM2.5b in tourist ringgit in 2014 Terengganu’s tourism cash register is expected to ring to the tune of RM2.5 billion, based on the projected five million tourists by year-end. To achieve that target this year, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said the state government would invest about RM100 million to organise more [...]

Spring Airlines suspends flights to Sabah

Spring Airlines Sabah

Spring Airlines suspends flights to Sabah Spring Airlines has suspended flights to Sabah in Malaysia and is offering full refund to customers after a Shanghai tourist was kidnapped and the disappearance of MH370 has badly affected tourism on the sector. The number of passengers on its flights to Malaysia has dropped sharply, while many others [...]

AirAsia X Flights to Xi’an from July 2

AirAsia X flights to Xian

AirAsia X Flights to Xi’an from July 2 AirAsia X is set to add Xi’an as its fifth destination in China beginning July 2. In a statement yesterday, the long-haul low-cost carrier said it would commence four weekly flights into Xi’an from Kuala Lumpur and would be the only airline servicing direct flights between both [...]

YTL Hotels offers all-inclusive deals for 3 of their resorts

YTL Hotel Resort Promotion

YTL Hotels offers all-inclusive deals for 3 of their resorts For those looking to plan a short beach break as we approach midyear, YTL Hotels’ renowned beachside getaways, Pangkor Laut Resort, Gaya Island Resort and Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali are offering residents of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei exclusive fullboard island getaways from only MYR899 per room, per [...]

AirAsia presents 3 new international routes from Johor Bahru hub

Air Asia New Destinations

AirAsia presents 3 new international routes from Johor Bahru hub AirAsia announced the launch of three new international routes from its hub in Johor Bahru, connecting the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia to Yogyakarta (4x weekly) and Lombok (3x weekly) in Indonesia; and Ho Chi Minh City (4x weekly) in Vietnam. The three new international [...]

Malaysia expects little tourism impact from missing flight MH370

Pavilion KL

Malaysia expects little tourism impact from missing flight MH370 As the mystery of what happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight deepens, tourism officials and agents say they don’t expect a significant impact on visitors seeking this nation’s beaches and cultural diversity. The country hopes to lure 28 million foreign tourists this year, up from 25.7 [...]

Kidnappers Demand US$11 Million for Chinese Tourist

Singamata Resort

Kidnappers Demand US$11 Million for Chinese Tourist Kidnappers based in the southern Philippines have demanded more than $11 million in ransom for a Chinese tourist abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, a senior minister said Thursday. Malaysian Home Minister Zahid Hamidi told AFP the family of Gao Huayun, who was kidnapped by gunmen on April 2 [...]

Top Destination for 2014 – TripAdvisor

Top Destination for 2014

Top Destination for 2014 – TripAdvisor Istanbul has emerged as the top destination in a ranking that serves as a barometer of the most popular travel hotspots trending around the world in 2014. The largest city in Turkey has pulled off an impressive feat in the sixth edition of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Destinations 2014 report, [...]

Nickelodeon to open at Sunway Lagoon theme park

Nickelodeon Sunway Lagoon theme park

Nickelodeon to open at Sunway Lagoon theme park Sunway Group yesterday announced it will open Asia’s first Nickelodeon-branded attraction zone within Sunway Lagoon theme park come March 2015. In a strategic collaboration with Viacom International Media Networks Asia, the Nickelodeon Explorers’ Oasis will receive a total investment sum of RM100 million (US$30.9 million). Nickelodeon will [...]

AirAsia to begin flights to Visakhapatnam

AirAsia to begin flights to Visakhapatnam

AirAsia to begin flights to Visakhapatnam AirAsia will commence thrice-weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to the port city of Visakhapatnam this October. Speaking to the media during a meeting with Air Travellers Association in Bengaluru, AirAsia India’s general manager, Suresh Nair, said that Visakhapatnam has excellent potential because of its status as an industrial hub [...]

National-level Songkran festival scaled down due to MH370 tragedy

Malaysia Songkran Festival

National-level Songkran festival scaled down due to MH370 tragedy The national level Songkran festival to be held at Wat Titi Akar in Pendang this Saturday, will be scaled down out of respect to the families of the MH370 passengers and crew. State Tourism, Indian and Siamese Community Affairs committee chairman Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid [...]

AirAsia X 48 hours Sale

AirAsia X 48 hours Sale

AirAsia X 48 hours Sale AirAsia X, the long-haul, low fare airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group is offering 48 hours sale to its destinations in Australia, Japan, China and Sri Lanka. AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer, Azran Osman-Rani said, “This 48 hours sale is our way of showing appreciation to the continuous support given by [...]

Terengganu records 30 turtle landings since Jan

Terengganu turtle landings

Terengganu records 30 turtle landings since Jan The Terengganu Fisheries Department recorded about 30 turtle landings in the state since the beginning of January till March this year, for the nesting season. Its director, Abdul Khalid Abdul Karim, said since the landing season was early this year, turtles laid about 13,000 eggs which were incubated for [...]

SummerNats Malaysia 2014 Launching

SummerNats Malaysia

SummerNats Malaysia 2014 Launching The largest congregation of classic, custom, hot rods, muscle and super cars and motorcycles 8 April 2014 – Australia’s biggest automotive event, Summer Nationals or SummerNats, is coming to Malaysia and for motor heads, the hosting of the very first SummerNats Malaysia is going to be the start of a huge [...]