Hong Kong Must Banish Tourism Rogues

Reputation is everything when it comes to tourism. The local industry learned a painful lesson when it struggled to clear its name as a tourist trap for mainlanders some years ago. Thanks to a vigorous revamp on both sides of the border, better rules and practices have been in place. It is in the interests [...]

Kidnapping in Sabah, Malaysia Deals Another Blow to Malaysia-China Ties

Last night’s kidnapping of two women from a resort off Semporna, Sabah, may further strain ties between Malaysian and China and dampen tourist arrivals, a news portal said today, as one of victims is a 29-year-old tourist from Shanghai.
The incident comes as China and Malaysia, who have long been steadfast allies, are trying to repair [...]

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Campaign in China Remains on Hold, Says Tourism Minister

The Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign will remain suspended in China as long as there is no resolution in the search for the missing flight MH370, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz today.
The culture and tourism minister said the Chinese were still in a state of shock and it would be inappropriate to resume the [...]

Qingming Festival Boosts Tourism in China

Qingming festival is not only a festival to remember and honor ancestors, but also denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime.
Here in Baili Azalea Nature Reserve in Guizhou Province, thousands of tourists are pouring in to get experience the beauty.
The reserve has been taken over by a riot [...]

Thai Tourism Expects Bt2.5 Billion Boost from “Thailand”

The Tourism Department targets revenue of Bt2.5 billion from foreign movies being shot in the Kingdom this year, boosted by the second “Thailand International Film Destination Festival”, which takes place from April 20-29.
The theme of the festival is “Thailand – Take Two … Action!”, and the initiative is to push for the country to become [...]

Will Game of Thrones Make Ireland the Next New Zealand?

Game of Thrones has attracted a cult following over the past three seasons and Ireland, where part of the series is filmed, wants a piece of the profits.
After what Tourism Ireland describes as “months of negotiation” with HBO, the country is launching a Game of Thrones-themed campaign in time for the series’ season four debut.
The campaign will [...]