New Zealand is looking for tourism guardians

Instead of being guardians of the galaxy, how about becoming guardians of New Zealand for a change? The country’s tourism industry has come together to launch a major initiative inviting visitors to care for its unique land and environment. The Tiaki Promise campaign encourages all visitors to experience New Zealand …

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What to do at the Goddess Of Mercy Temple, Penang

For many Penangites, the Goddess Of Mercy temple – colloquially known as Kuan Yin Teng – is a place of pride and divine protection. As the island’s oldest Taoist temple, it has emerged unscathed throughout turbulent times since its inception in 1728. Dedicated to the venerable Goddess Kuan Yin, the …

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What do Malaysian travellers want?

What do you look for when you’re planning a holiday? A hotel with great reviews? An airline with the best service ratings? Or simply, a whole package that would give you the best value for your money? A recent consumer study by Expedia reveals that what Malaysian travellers really want …

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A dazzling welcome for travellers at KLIA

Travellers arriving at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport will now receive a dazzling welcome. A row of four giant digital screens beaming the latest international advertisements combined with “Welcome to Malaysia” messages in various languages, accompanied by video footage of Malaysian scenery, have been installed there. The digital screens can …

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Philippine Airlines wins 4-star Apex award for passenger experience

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has won another international award – a four-star major regional airline 2019 rating by the New York-based Airline Passenger Experience Association (Apex), a global non-profit airline customer association. With the award, the national flag carrier of the Philippines gets affirmation from passengers for the tremendous job of …

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Amritsar, the golden city of Punjab, beckons

Amritsar, the largest and most important city in Punjab, India, is a major cultural, commercial and transportation hub. The centre of Sikhism, Amritsar is home to hundreds of thousands of Sikhs and is the chief pilgrimage destination for Sikhs all over the world. It is the site of the Sikhs’ …

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Does Malaysia have the best public toilets in the world?

When you’re travelling, using the public toilet is inevitable. Although not all toilets are deplorable, there are some which are truly remarkable, such as the public toilets in Singapore, New Zealand and Almaty (in Kazakhstan). I believe that the quality of a public toilet is equal to the living standards …

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How the Internet is helping Muslim millennials plan halal holidays

Young Muslim travellers are driving growth for the online travel market with their search for halal holidays. This is spurred by the increasing reliance on the Internet, social media and smartphones for place discovery and travel bookings among millennial and Gen Z halal travellers. The Mastercard-Crescent Rating Digital Muslim Travel …

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