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New Minister of Tourism for Malaysia

She was considered an extremely efficient and dynamic Minister of Tourism, and she can be credited with many initiatives such as boosting home stays and promoting new tourism activities such as art to

Malaysia sees increase in tourist arrivals in 2012

LOS ANGELES, California – Malaysia recorded an overall growth of 1.2 percent in tourist arrivals for the first 5 months of this year, from 9,323,827 in 2011 to 9,438,592 in 2012.

The crucial role of tourism in transforming Malaysia’s economy

Tourism has a crucial role in transforming Malaysia into a high-income country by 2020 said Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, on joining the UNWTO/WTTC Global Leaders

Malaysian tourism dragged into a ‘salacious’ affair

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) – It's probably the kind of news that would not turn an eye elsewhere in the world, but in supposedly religiously strict Malaysia, it can be explosive.

Tourist icon in peril: “Truly Asia” Chinatown or Bangladesh town?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - The country's business capital, recently voted number four by FORBES business magazine under its list of world's ten next great cities, has claimed it is now facing a n

Malaysia tourism problems hound PATA travel delegate in Hyderabad

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - Tunku Iskandar, past chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and former president of the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents, is not a man to min

Malaysian tourism welcomes return of old supremo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - Tourism Malaysia has established an International Tourism Advisory Council (ITAC) that will oversee the “growth” markets of China, India and the Middle East markets

Chinese New Year revellers join Visit Kelantan Year festivities

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - Watched by 174 media and travel industry representatives from 12 countries covering Europe, the Middle East and immediate ASEAN neighbors, Kelantan state in the north east of peninsular Malaysia, officially launched its year-long Visit Kelantan Year program, with the beating of its “heritage” traditional drums, display of cultural performances and fireworks.

Only ‘genuine’ Malaysians to greet tourists, government says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - A new government directive has decreed only “genuine” Malaysians can now man the frontline in the country's hospitality industry.