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Industry veteran appointed new Tourism Malaysia chief

Tourism Malaysia has appointed Zainuddin Abdul Wahab as the new director-general, effective September 13. He replaces Zulkifly Md Said who has retired. Zainuddin was previously...

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Hotel Nikko Bali releases baby turtles into the sea

Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach recently released 99 baby turtles into the ocean in the Benoa Beach area, as part of the hotel's sustainability...

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How will Thailand’s new tourism chapter be written?

Thailand's tourism history makes a dramatic tale of ups and downs. It is strong, having benefited from growth over the past five decades, but...

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“New processes with additional health regulations are here to stay. Research reveals that average passenger processing and waiting times have doubled from pre-crisis peak time – reaching three hours despite travel volumes hovering at around 30 per cent of pre-Covid-19 levels and expected to be about 5.5 hours with 75 per cent of pre-Covid levels.”

– Sumesh Patel, president APAC, SITA

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Planting seeds of change

If Arthur Kiong, CEO of Far East Hospitality, could shape Singapore’s tourism future, he would model it after a specialist sushi bar with limited seats and exquisite fare served by master chefs who can command top rates. And he is starting to turn this dream of tourism for the high-yielding few into reality, starting with his own hotels.

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