Empty Malaysia hotels get second life as long-stay lodgings

A few months into the pandemic that ravaged Malaysia’s hospitality industry, a pair of co-living space owners operating in the city centre was approached...

As room demand weakens, new hotel revenue sources awaken

For almost two decades since 2002, Singapore-based Global Hospitality Solutions (GHS) has established a profitable business in helping hotel partners be present in the...

Room for growth

When a nationwide lockdown in Malaysia left hotel rooms across the country sitting largely vacant, Hanley Chew saw a window of opportunity to help...

Ready, set, take-off

KC Cheah, CEO and founder of Alpha Red Services, tapped his strong background in airline distribution and insights into travel agency operations to realise...

Sharing the wonder of travel with underprivileged kids

Sustainable tourism practitioner Ameer Virani is offering tourists the chance to spread the joys of travel to underprivileged children in the South-east Asian countries...

Driving female empowerment, one motorbike tour at a time

Alison Grün’s Harley-Davidson purrs into action. She scoots around the buzzy streets of downtown Kuala Lumpur, zipping past colonial-style buildings, vibrant wall murals and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Riding pillion on her Sportster 883cc is a young female on a half-day tour to discover the capital city’s hidden gems.

Venturing into virtual space

Like most tour guides who made the leap into the virtual experience market to tide through the Covid-19 slump, Lee Xian Jie also ventured...

Taking tours online

When tourism activities in Malaysia came to a standstill during the almost-three-month-long movement control order period from March 18, imposed to stem the spread...

Japanese restaurateur uses AI to stay ahead of the game and...

A restaurateur in one of Japan’s hardest hit tourism spots is leveraging technology to limit financial losses induced by the pandemic. Haruki Odaijima is utilizing...

TakeMeTour takes Thai farms online to ride out tourism downturn

Peer-to-peer online activity marketplace TakeMeTour has established an online retail platform to help Thai farmers and gardeners, once dependent on tourist dollars, to better...

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