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MAS to fly to Kota Kinabalu, Kuching from Penang starting Nov 18

MAS to fly to Kota Kinabalu, Kuching from Penang starting Nov 18 KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 ― Malaysia Airlines will be offering flights from Penang to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching from November 18, 2016. The national carrier, in a statement today, said the route would be operated on a seasonal basis to coincide with the… Continue reading MAS to fly to Kota Kinabalu, Kuching from Penang starting Nov 18

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Jeju Air flights expected to boost visitor numbers to Sabah, minister says

KOTA KINABALU, July 21 — Introduction of South Korean Jeju Air flights to Kota Kinabalu are anticipated to lead to higher visitor arrivals from that country, said state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun. Masidi also expressed optimism that new direct flights by the airline which launched its inaugural service to… Continue reading Jeju Air flights expected to boost visitor numbers to Sabah, minister says

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ASEAN gets serious about ecotourism development

ASEAN gets serious about ecotourism development Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Pakse, Laos RECOGNISING the high-yield, low-impact benefits of ecotourism, governments in South-east Asia are now putting serious efforts to develop this niche market by including sustainable and responsible travel in national planning policies. At the regional level, the first-ever ASEAN Ecotourism Forum (AEF) which took place in… Continue reading ASEAN gets serious about ecotourism development

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Seven popular holiday destinations you have to pay a tourist tax

Seven popular holiday destinations you have to pay a tourist tax BY SERENE LIM SINGAPORE, June 23 — Be prepared to spend more on your holiday in Langkawi. The Langkawi Municipal Council announced earlier this week that it would be imposing a “Langkawi Tourism Promotion Levy” starting July 1, that would charge travellers between RM1… Continue reading Seven popular holiday destinations you have to pay a tourist tax

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Mavcom revokes Rayani Air’s licence

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) on Monday revoked Rayani Air’s Air Service Licence (ASL). The commission said it found Rayani Air had breached the conditions of its licence and it also lacks the financial and management capacity to continue operating as a commercial airline. “As a consequence, Rayani Air can no longer operate… Continue reading Mavcom revokes Rayani Air’s licence