Tag: Penang

Malaysian airline Firefly signs agreement with Sabre

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 22:05

Sabre Corporation today announced a new content distribution agreement with Firefly, a leading regional carrier in Southeast Asia, and a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. As average tourism growth in Southeast ... Read More

Penang on a mission to lure Indian tourists

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- January 15, 2019 00:04

The lesser-known region of the Penang state in Malaysia is going all out to increase footfalls and visits from Indian tourists. Read More

Diamond Princess joins Sapphire Princess in Singapore

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 19, 2018 01:29

Diamond Princess has arrived in Singapore from Japan to join Sapphire Princess for a homeporting season that will last until March 2019. This is the first time that Princess Cruises ... Read More

China Airlines: Malaysia – up, Guam – down

editor editor- March 21, 2017 11:58

China Airlines is a large company with over 12,000 employees, and it is the country’s flag carrier and largest airline of China. Read More

Hotel deals from Agoda.com for George Town Festival in Penang

editor editor- April 26, 2013 00:47

SINGAPORE – The festival commonly just called the GTF (George Town Festival), began in 2010 as a platform to promote the rich artistic and cultural heritage of George Town, the ... Read More

Agoda.com dishes up great hotel deals in dynamic Penang

editor editor- February 15, 2013 03:03

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering up great hotel deals in Penang, an important destination for tourists Read More

Malaysian mansion voted as top ten in the world

editor editor- June 30, 2012 02:28

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Cheong Fatt Tze mansion in Penang, Malaysia, was voted as one of the top ten “greatest mansions and grand houses” in the world by Lonely ... Read More

Penang’s past is a boon to its future

editor editor- December 1, 2011 03:11

Getting off a plane at Penang’s newly renovated international airport, one cannot help noticing the welcome sign saying, “Welcome to the pearl of the orient.” Since the early days of ... Read More

US tourist warded in Penang for fever

editor editor- June 7, 2009 08:16

PENANG - An American tourist who arrived at the Penang International Airport on Saturday was taken to the Penang Hospital after he had high fever. Read More

Secondary cities shape AirAsia’s strategy

editor editor- April 1, 2009 10:22

Southeast Asia low cost carrier AirAsia next development stage is moving into a field that has largely been ignored by other airlines until today: secondary markets. Read More

Penang tourism’s dilemma: To build or retain its UNESCO status

editor editor- March 27, 2009 03:56

Penang's future as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is under attack from property developers who see selling more hotel rooms as the future in the tourism industry. Read More

Penang’s urban tiger park plan sparks protests

editor editor- March 23, 2009 11:29

Penang state government's plan to bring back the "wow" factor into tourism by building a tiger park outside the city center has drawn a flurry of protests from environmentalists. Read More

HPL Hotels & Resorts appoints GM to open Hard Rock Hotel Penang

editor editor- January 13, 2009 03:50

SINGAPORE – HPL Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of John Primmer as general manager for Hard Rock Hotel Penang. Read More

Malaysian World Heritage city to twin: “I divorce you”

editor editor- December 5, 2008 07:15

Ali Rustam, chief minister of Malacca's twin-city George Town (in Penang), has "threatened" to seek a declaration from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to Read More