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Boost for tourism sector

Incentives given under the stimulus package will help travel agencies and tour operators to survive the negative impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and war in Iraq during the next six months, said Malaysian Association of Tour Travel Agents (Matta) president Tunku Iskandar Tunku Abdullah.


More promotions for Penang hotels

HOTELS in Penang are looking forward to implementing more promotional programmes to stimulate domestic travel following the 5% discount on their electricity bills.


MATTA: Package is timely

THE economic package would help tide the badly hit travel and tour industry over the difficult time caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, travel and tour operators said.

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BAR Honda register their best finish of the season

Lucky Strike BAR Honda#8217;s Jenson Button finished in fourth place and scored five points at the Austrian Grand Prix, the best finish for the team so far this season, while teammate Jacques Villeneuve crossed the line 12th.

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Schuey sets the pace in Austria

World champion Michael Schumacher set a daunting pace Friday as Ferrari dominated first qualifying for Sunday's Austrian Formula One Grand Prix.


Hard hit by dearth of tourists

The travel industry has been forced to take a vacation from selling vacations because of SARS outbreak. LAM LI reports on how it has transformed work routines and the lives of those in the business.


Offer cheaper tour packages, firms told

Tour and travel agencies hope to offer cheaper holidays to put the tourism industry, now reeling from SARS and the Iraq war, back on track.


Help one another sensibly for the economy

SARS is contagious among people as well as in industry. The figures of losses do not make for pleasant reading.


Hoteliers seek tax waiver to overcome SARS impact

THE Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) wants the government to consider tax exemption as one of the ways to help the beleaguered tourist industry overcome the impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.