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Business 22 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Penang targets domestic and regional markets to lift tourism

GEORGE TOWN: Penang's tourism industry is eyeing the domestic and regional markets during this economically challenging period.

Business 18 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

MD feels MAS needs to tailor packages to suit customers’ wallets

During the Wednesday launch of Malaysia Airlines' (MAS) Stimulus Package, which offers travellers nine deals, managing director Datuk Seri Idris Jala walked into the room carrying a briefcase similar to the kind our prime ministers use when they unveil important plans to the nation.

Business 12 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

MAS set to save RM30mil from landing rebate initiative

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) expects to save RM30mil from the discount on landing charges, said commercial director Rashid Khan.

Business 07 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Etihad soars to new heights

One of the world's fastest-growing commercial airlines, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, expects continued strong demand for travels between Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur despite the 'cautious spending trend' among consumers.

Business 06 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Firefly eyes 3 flights daily to Singapore

FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned unit of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), hopes to fly at least three times daily to Singapore once the route is approved by the respective governments, said managing director Eddy Leong.

Business 21 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Branding Malaysia

IN the coffee house of an internationally-managed hotel in Petaling Jaya, this journalist is interviewing a gentleman on his take on the outlook of the country's tourism sector. Not once during the one- and-a-half hour long interview, are we approached by a waiter for a coffee refill or if we needed anything else.

Business 24 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Sustaining the momentum

Malaysia should be branded as a value-for-money tourism destination, not a cheap destination, during this global economic crisis.

Business 10 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Emirates backs fare transparency

Emirates Airlines has expressed support to regulate advertising of all-in prices in Malaysia as advocated by the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta).

Business 23 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Tourism industry to remain robust

The local tourism industry, which generates RM10bil in receipts annually, is expected to remain relatively robust despite being beset by global and regional woes.

Business 22 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

EON Bank sees card circulation growing 20%-25%

EON Bank Bhd expects its credit card circulation to grow by 20% to 25% this year in tandem with the growth of the industry.