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Tourism in 2020: what lies ahead?

In the current climate of global economic slowdown, geopolitical risks and trade tensions, what does the year ahead have in store? We ask travel industry chiefs to give their take on how South-east Asia’s tourism sector is shaping up in 2020.

Trade worries new departure tax would hurt Malaysia’s attractiveness

An air departure tax that will soon be imposed in Malaysia has industry members questioning the timeliness of the new regulation, which comes at...

AirAsia forms pact to bring more travellers to Western Australia

On the back of its largest-ever A$12 million (US$8.4 million) international tourism marketing offensive just launched in Singapore on Tuesday, Tourism Western Australia has...

Beyond Jakarta, travel to rest of Indonesia spared effects of unrest

As Jakarta continues to be gripped by riots and demonstrations opposing president Joko Widodo’s re-election, agents are recommending limited travel to the Indonesian capital for the time being while inbound demand to other destinations in the country appear unaffected.

Price-conscious Malaysians continue to seek new longhaul destinations

Although Malaysian outbound travel spend is poised to grow faster than the regional average, industry players expect price-conscious travel patterns to continue shaping choice of destinations...

Small towns to crown Taiwan’s tourism campaign in 2019

After a year of promoting Taiwan’s islands under the Bay Tourism theme, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) has announced that small towns will be...

Departure tax unlikely to spur domestic travel in Malaysia

The Malaysian government is deliberating the imposition of a departure levy on all outbound air passengers starting June 1, 2019 to encourage travellers to take domestic holidays, but members of the travel industry are doubtful that the move will lead to the desired outcome

Fun Sabah Tours to manage Russia visa applications from Malaysia

Malaysians travelling to the Russian Federation can now avail a simplified visa application process offered by Fun Sabah Tours. Fun Sabah Tours has obtained the...

Marked increase in India’s visa fees could deter M’sians from visiting

India has hiked the tourist visa fees for Malaysians to RM462.60 (US$156.30) since July 1, leading some trade members to speculate that leisure outbound...

Hopes high as Malaysian trade awaits details on zero-rated GST

With the Harapan Coalition now in power, Malaysia's travel trade is looking forward to the promised reduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST)...

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