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Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is embarking on a comprehensive digitalization journey to transform its tourism industry with smart tourism initiatives in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. “We believe (that) by embracing the whole spectrum of digitalization, we will be able to provide the necessary tools […]

Indonesian visitors to South Korea up 15% on last year

Indonesian visitors to South Korea up 15% on last year

  Seoul: The number of Indonesian tourists to South Korea jumped nearly 15 percent in the first half of 2019 from a year earlier as the country emerged as a Muslim-friendly travel destination, Seoul’s tourism promotion agency said. Around 112,000 Indonesian tourists visited South Korea in the first six months of 2019, according to the […]

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taiwan tourism revenue soars to new high in Q2

Taipei: Japanese and Chinese tourists emerged as the biggest spenders in Taiwan during the second quarter of the year, official data indicates. Tourism in the country revenue reached a record of $3.96 billion in the second quarter of the year, according to the central bank. Bank officials attributed the new quarterly high mainly to a […]

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

Samarkand: Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called for optimizing resources and facilities to enhance tourism and boost the economy. Mirziyoyev made his call as he visited a tourism center to be built along a rowing canal in Samarkand. The project allocates 360 hectares of land for the complex, while a congress center, five-, four-, three-star […]

Malaysia targets 30 million tourist arrivals in 2020

Malaysia targets 30 million tourist arrivals in 2020

By Nasir Yusoff Contributor to AsiaN Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is hoping to receive 30 million international tourists and some RM100 billion tourist receipts next year with the launching of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 (VMY 2020) campaign. About 25.8 million tourists visited Malaysia last year, placing it at 15th place internationally among the countries receiving the […]

Foreign tourist arrivals in Seoul to reach record-high 14 million this year

Foreign tourist arrivals in Seoul to reach record-high 14 million this year

The number of foreign tourists visiting Seoul is expected to reach an all-time high over 14 million this year, the city’s mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Park Won-soon made the forecast during a session of the Seoul Metropolitan Council. “Seoul now ranks seventh worldwide in terms of foreign tourist arrivals. The number reached 13.6 million in […]

Wellness tourism offers holistic getaway from city life

Wellness tourism offers holistic getaway from city life

For those who are under heavy stress from bustling city life and demanding work responsibilities, getting away from it all may be the best remedy for the body and soul, although it could be a tall order for many urban dwellers given costs and lack of time. Chung So-hyun, a banker in Seoul, is among […]

More than 1 mln S. Korean tourists visit Vietnam in Q1

More than 1 mln S. Korean tourists visit Vietnam in Q1

The number of South Korean tourists to Vietnam soared more than 24 percent in the first half of this year to exceed the 1 million mark, industry data showed Thursday. A total of 1.11 million South Koreans made trips to the Southeast Asian country in the January-March period, up 24.4 percent from a year earlier, […]

Moon calls for efforts to attract foreign tourists amid chronic deficit

Moon calls for efforts to attract foreign tourists amid chronic deficit

President Moon Jae-in called for efforts to attract more foreign tourists to his country Tuesday to help offset the country’s chronic deficit in tourism. In a special meeting held in Songdo near Incheon International Airport, the president stressed a need to develop new appealing reasons for tourists to visit the country, such as a tour […]

China ushers in a new era of mass tourism

China ushers in a new era of mass tourism

Last year, Chinese made more than 5.5 billion domestic trips, with an average of four trips per person, which suggests that China has entered the era of mass tourism, said the country’s minister of tourism and culture Luo Shugang. Luo made the remarks during a passage interview on the sidelines of the second session of […]

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