BookDoc taps TripAdvisor content

January 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 January 2017: BookDoc announced, Wednesday, its latest content partnership with the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

BookDoc users are now able to search for top-rated restaurants and attractions around the vicinity of their healthcare appointments in Malaysia, Singapore , Hong Kong and Thailand when using either the BookDoc mobile app or website.

TripAdvisor achieves 390 million average monthly unique visitors and 435 million reviews and opinions covering 6.8 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. Read more

Sunway appoints GMs

December 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News, Trade Talk

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 December 2016: Sunway Hotels & Resorts, has announced new management appointments for its Phnom Penh and Penang properties.

The group named Robert Menzies as general manager of Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Prakash Kumaran was appointed general manager of Sunway Hotel Georgetown and Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya in Penang, Malaysia. Read more

Asia’s rising stars in travel

December 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Malaysia, Singapore, Travel Logs, Vietnam

SINGAPORE, 8 December 2016: TripAdvisor announced, Wednesday, its latest Travellers’ Choice awards for top 10 Destinations on the Rise in Asia and worldwide.

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, took the top spot for Asia, while the laid-back local scene of San Jose del Cabo in Mexico earned the number one ranking in the world.

This is the fifth year of the awards and Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise lists were also released for the US, Europe and South America, according to TripAdvisor. Read more

Malaysia flags farewell to F1

November 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 November 2016: Malaysia will discontinue its Formula One Grand Prix race after 2018 due to falling revenues, a government minister said Monday, waving the checkered flag on one of Asia’s longest-running F1 races.

The economic problems besetting the sport are taking too much of a toll and Malaysia will not renew after its current contract expires in two years, Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz told local media.

The race’s future had been up in the air after officials said last month they were reassessing their commitment to the event amid ebbing television viewership and anaemic ticket sales. Read more

Sarawak draws business events

November 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Events, Malaysia, News

KUCHING, 21 November 2016: Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) celebrates 10 years of promoting events business across this popular east Malaysian state.

Business events have expanded a fast rate with 59 conferences hosted last year representing an attendance of 17,910 international delegates.

The bureau estimates the events generated MYR32.6 million in direct delegate expenditure in 2015. Read more

Malindo Air to fly Phuket

November 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

PHUKET, 3 November 2016: Malindo Air, a Malaysian-based, low-cost airline, will commence direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Phuket, in South Thailand, 10 November.

The airline will offer four weekly flights to the Thai resort on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Malindo Air will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the route, with 12 seats in business class and 150 in economy. Read more

Sarawak woos China charters

November 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

SINGAPORE, 1 November 2016: The Sarawak Tourism Board reported, during last month’s ITB Asia, its success in attracting more charter flights to Sarawak, this December through to early 2017.

Commenting on progress to improve airline links to Sarawak, the tourism board told TTR Weekly during an interview at ITB Asia, that Malaysia Airlines plans a series of Chinese New Year charter flights, 27 January from Taiwan.

The flights will accommodate groups  booked by leading tour operators. The flights have a capacity of 162 seats. Read more

STB promotes rainforest music fest

November 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

SINGAPORE, 1 November 2016: Sarawak Tourism Board  promoted its famous Rainforest World Music Festival, during ITB Asia, late last month. The festival celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017.

The 20th installment of the Rainforest World Music Festival will be hosted at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai, 14 to 16 July 2017.

According to STB officials attending ITB Asia there are plans to make the festival celebration bigger than ever to mark the 20th anniversary. Read more

IHG to manage Penang hotel

October 31, 2016 by  
Filed under Hospitality, Malaysia, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 31 October 2016: InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Exopuri Development Sdn Bhd to manage a new 288-room Holiday Inn & Suites in mainland Penang due to open in 2020.

The hotel will be located in the commercial district of Prai, between the major bridges connecting mainland Penang and Penang Island.

The transfer time to most major commercial areas in Prai will be around 15 minutes commute. A visit to Penang Island’s  Georgetown, will take around 30 minutes by car. Read more

Malindo Air flies to Chiang Mai

October 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Aviation, Malaysia, News

CHIANG MAI, 28 October 2016: Malindo Air, a Malaysian-based, low-cost airline, will launch a service connecting Kuala Lumpur and Chiang Mai, 30 October.

According to the airline, a daily service to Chiang Mai will mark the airline’s second destination in Thailand following the introduction of services to Bangkok.

The airline will use a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 162 seats, (12 business class and 150 economy class). Read more

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