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World 11 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Tourism industry aims to go green - official

LISBON (Reuters) - The world's leading tourism companies are trying to agree on ways to fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from hotels, cruise ships and airliners, the head of a major tourism association said.

Community 27 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Protecting Tioman marine life

Some 130 divers joined Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to build artificial reefs near Soyak Island, one of the eight surrounding islands here, to protect and preserve marine life recently.

Letters 10 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Making VMY 2007 a golden triumph

One golden celebration - that's what Visit Malaysia Year 2007 is being toutedas. The target is to get at least 20 million tourists to come visit us next year.In a one-to-one interview with DEEPAK GILL, Tourism Minister Datuk SeriTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor talks about efforts to make Malaysia moreattractive to world travellers and the programmes that have been drawn upto make VMY 2007 a golden triumph for all Malaysians.

Travel 25 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Towards a sustainable future

From luxury resorts to a jungle lodge, winners of Malaysia's first Responsible Tourism Award prove that you can be chic or small, AND still go green. LEONG SIOK HUI checks out what makes these operators 'responsible'.

Travel 23 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

More must be done for tourism in Malaysia

It's Malaysia's majorincome earner, but arewe doing everything wecan to nurture thetourism sector, asksDEEPAK GILL.

Business 17 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ecotourism helps local communities

THE travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the services sector. The industry, which encompasses transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, and recreation and entertainment, is currently the second largest gross domestic product (GDP) contributing industry for Malaysia.

Community 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Curb illegal operators, urge hoteliers

HOTELIERS are worried that the mushrooming of illegal service apartment operators who provide sub-standard services to tourists may mar the image of the tourism industry in Penang.

Nation 06 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Koh: Penang can emulate Hawaii

Penang is looking to Hawaii to boost its ailing tourism industry. Admitting weaknesses in its approach to tourism, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said Penang had much to learn from Honolulu.

AseanPlus News 17 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Dive shops buoyant despite catastrophe

The money-spinning diving industry here is determined to stay afloat despite the tsunami that turned this Thai resort island from tropical paradise into a tourist hell.

Education 19 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

New biotech hub

Queensland is fast gaining a reputation for education and excellence in research, particularly in the field of biotechnology.