EAC member states urged to join forces in promoting tourism

Tourists go sightseeing at the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Aug. 30, 2021. (Xinhua/Long Lei) Burundian Vice-President Prosper Bazombanza has called on member states of the East African Community (EAC) to join forces in promotion of tourism in the region, the EAC said in a statement late Saturday. DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Burundian Vice-President Prosper Bazombanza has called on member states of the East African Community (EAC)...

British break: A road-trip guide to historic Herefordshire

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Motac eyes 10 million tourists this year

KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) is confident of achieving 10 million international tourist arrivals this year.

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Sabah confident of achieving one million visitors this year

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah raked in RM1.4 billion in tourism receipts between January and July this year from the arrival of 857,675 visitors.

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Thailand tourism almost at pre Covid-19 levels

BANGKOK: Tourism in Thailand is almost at pre-Covid-19 levels, with five million tourist arrivals so far, this year.

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Firefly takes off first flight powered by renewable aviation fuel

KUALA LUMPUR: Firefly Sdn Bhd today operated its first flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Hakka traditional culture and cuisine to draw tourists to Tenom

TENOM: The traditional cuisine and culture of the Hakka community have been developed into a tourism product at Kampung Lagud here, located 176km from the state capital, Kota Kinabalu.

Russians make plans to flee, while 1,300 arrested protesting Putin's war

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The world’s most beautiful parks

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AirAsia Indonesia launches Jakarta-Silangit route

LAKE TOBA: AirAsia Indonesia, an Indonesian airline unit of Capital A Bhd, has introduced the Jakarta-Silangit route from September 1.

17 of the strangest place names in the world

Sexmoan, Hell, Middelfart?! These aren’t just funny words, they’re the actual names of towns and cities from across the globe. They may sound hilarious but they aren’t flukes. In fact, the world is filled with funny-sounding place names, so we’ve scoured the atlas to dig up 18 of the strangest of them for your entertainment.

A local’s guide to Arcachon: France’s Atlantic coast gem

Food Everyone in Arcachon is proud of our magnificent covered food hall, an example of the Baltard style of architecture found in markets all over France, which was restored to its former glory 10 years ago. I’ve run my own oyster bar there for 22 years. Les Halles really comes alive at the weekend: locals stop by for an ap éro, I prepare seafood platters and sometimes we offer our great local produce, Aquitaine caviar, made by two artisan...

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Port Klang Cruise Terminal can be Asia's top cruise ships destination

PORT KLANG: Port Klang Cruise Terminal (PKCT), formerly known as Boustead Cruise Centre, has the competitive advantage to be Asia's top cruise ships destination, its chairman Datuk Azman Shah Mohd Yusof said.

A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing after its cockpit windshield 'broke' mid-air, passenger says

Caroline Edmunds tweeted a picture of the Airbus's windshield covered in cracks after landing in Athens on Saturday afternoon.

Egypt celebrates 200 years of decoding ancient hieroglyphs

Tourists visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa) by Marwa Yahya CAIRO, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Marking the decoding of ancient hieroglyphs and the creation of Egyptology 200 years ago, a series of events are being organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo launched on Saturday a two-day program for...

Tour operators gain little if they don't see the big picture

The fact that RM15.5 billion was spent on petrol or diesel meant that the overwhelming number of domestic visitors drove their own vehicles, and more than 70 per cent of domestic tourists stayed in accommodation provided by relatives and friends.

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In Thailand, a train cuts directly through a busy market 8 times a day — these TikTokers captured the chaotic moment on film

Laura Perruchon and François Gautier traveled to Bangkok and filmed an aerial view of a train passing through stalls at the Maeklong Railway Market.

Ombak 24-hour non-stop tourism promotion enters Malaysia Book of Records

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Tamparuli Bamboo Music Orchestra Association (Ombak), which embarked on 24-hour non-stop activities to promote the state tourism industry via Facebook has been recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records.

'Free doobie on your pillow!': Cannabis friendly vacation rentals are becoming more popular

The Bud and Breakfast is taking off as more people are booking marijuana friendly vacation rentals when they travel to places where its legal.

Sabah sets 2030 deadline to become world-class rural tourism destination

KOTA KINABALU: Community-based tourism (CoBT) operators in Sabah have been told to boost their rural products to draw high-end tourists as they transform to a world-class rural tourism destination by 2030.

Thais urged to stop using travel tours to enter South Korea

BANGKOK: Thais have been urged to stop trying to use travel tours as a way to enter South Korea and then start searching for jobs there.

Non-stop flight from Vietnam to India to draw more tourists

HANOI: In a bid to attract more tourists from the lucrative Indian market, Vietnam has launched non-stop flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to tourist haven Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam.

Let's do more to attract tourists

THE number of foreign visitors for the first half of this year was 3,016,113, comprising 2,132,160 tourists and 883,953 excursionists.

10 Delicious dishes to try when you visit Hanoi

Hanoi is Vietnam's historic and vibrant capital, and it is known for the various rivers, lakes, and mountains that run beside and around it. Scattered around are tourist attractions that are very appealing because of the lush regions full of streams, rivers, and mountains, such as Tam Dao, Con Son, Kiep Bac, and so on. It has mostly recovered from ...

Motac inks memorandum with Qatar Airways to boost tourist arrivals

KUALA LUMPUR: The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry, via Tourism Malaysia, has inked a Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) with Qatar Airways to further strengthen Malaysia’s appeal as a preferred travel destination among travellers in the Middle East, Europe, as well as the United States.

Melaka airport to resume 2 Batik Air flight routes

KUALA LUMPUR: Melaka International Airport (MIA) in Batu Berendam will resume operations with Melaka-Penang-Melaka and Melaka-Pekanbaru-Melaka flights by Batik Air on Sept 12.

Spain plans ‘digital nomad’ visa scheme to attract remote workers

Spain plans to issue “digital nomad” visas giving Britons and other non-EU citizens the chance to work in the sun and enjoy a lower cost of living with tax breaks thrown in for good measure. The visas will be offered to people who work remotely for enterprises outside Spain and who derive a maximum of 20% of their income from Spanish firms. As the law has yet to be passed there are still some details to be hammered out but it is expected that...

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A man charged in the assault of a flight attendant on an American Airlines plane had to be restrained by fellow passengers and cuffed to a seat

Alexander Tung Cuu Le was arrested and later charged following the incident on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Labuan strives to become Asia Pacific ecotourism destination

KOTA KINABALU: The duty-free island of Labuan is striving to become a preferred ecotourism destination in the Asia Pacific by adopting effective measures to increase activities and promotions related to tourism.

In the 'Aviation Oscars', Delta is the best US airline – but it's still ranked only 24th in the world

Southwest Airlines trailed more than ten spots behind Delta at number 35, followed by JetBlue Airways at 41.

8 Reasons why Little Rock is a foodie's paradise

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Two thirds of foreign airlines have resumed ops at Malaysia's five international airports: MAHB

KUALA LUMPUR: Fifty-five out of 89, or 62 per cent of foreign airlines have resumed operations at all five international airports in Malaysia, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).

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Japan looking to remove cap on daily tourist arrivals

TOKYO: Japan plans to remove its cap on daily arrivals by the end of next month to boost tourists’ arrivals and help revive the world's third-largest economy that has been reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of the Russia - Ukraine conflict.

9 unique US stadiums to visit besides SoFi

There’s simply nothing like the feeling of attending a live sporting event, especially when the atmosphere is as good as it is in these particular stadiums. These venues guarantee an unforgettable experience in their own unique ways.