Tourism

World Bank lifts Malaysia’s 2022 GDP forecast to 6.4%

The revision is done on the back of heightened economic activities in 1H22 by ANIS HAZIM / pic TMR FILE THE…

2 days ago

Bhutan reopens to tourists willing to pay US$200-a-day visitor tax

ONE of the world’s most remote and exotic travel destinations, Bhutan, reopened its borders to tourists on Friday, but with…

4 days ago

Thailand to lift Covid emergency as virus declared not dangerous

THAILAND will end a nationwide state of emergency declared in the wake of Covid outbreak after the South-East Asian nation…

6 days ago

Japan to restore visa-free travel from Oct 11 as Covid pandemic recedes

JAPAN will abolish a slew of Covid border controls from Oct. 11, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in New York,…

6 days ago

Motac launches new licensing system

The new tourism licencing and enforcement system will be accessible on Nov 1 by AKMAR ANNUAR / pic BERNAMA THE…

1 week ago

Eyeing tourism boom, Saudi scrambles to train hotel staff

RIYADH – Under the watchful eye of an instructor, Munira al-Rubaian spreads fresh bed linen in a mock hotel room…

3 weeks ago

Singapore hotel prices hit 10-year high as city roars back to life

HOTEL rooms in Singapore are now the most expensive in almost a decade as the city-state seeks to position itself…

3 weeks ago

Thailand lures rich foreigners with 10-year visa, tax breaks

BANGKOK • Thailand, called the ‘Land of Smiles,’ is rolling out the red carpet for foreign workers, joining a bevy…

4 weeks ago

An RM35.8b cartoon bear leads push for Japan tourism revival

A REGION in southwestern Japan is pinning its hopes for a post-pandemic recovery in tourism on a wide-eyed black bear…

4 weeks ago

Motac targets 9.2m tourist arrivals, RM26.8b revenue for 4Q22

by AKMAR ANNUAR / pic by TMR  THE Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) is expecting 9.2 million inbound tourists which…

1 month ago

Japan to scrap Covid-test requirement for vaccinated travelers

JAPAN will scrap a requirement to show a negative Covid-19 result to enter the country for boostered travelers, as it…

1 month ago

Malaysia aims 800,000 Thai tourists in 2022

MALAYSIA aims to attract 800,000 Thai tourists this year, Bernama reported today. Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri…

1 month ago

Seaside lockdown shows Covid-zero’s lasting hit to China tourism

THE seaside city of Beihai is emerging from a monthlong lockdown that derailed its peak tourism season, a likely indicator…

1 month ago