Articles tagged “malaysia”

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park

Disney and Fox Face Suit for Dropping Planned Fox World Theme Park

Christopher Palmeri and Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Fox World aimed to be a key attraction near Kuala Lumpur. But Disney and Fox dropped the theme park. Genting, a casino operator that had bet big on the project, is seeking damages of $1 billion. From the outside, it's impossible to judge if the suit has merit.

2 weeks ago

Gobi Bets on Middle East Player Holidayme to Unlock Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Gobi Bets on Middle East Player Holidayme to Unlock Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Holidayme has scooped up $16 million in new investment from Gobi. But can the UAE eagle soar in Asian skies where Tripfez, Gobi’s first investment in the Muslim travel space, had barely tapped the potential of the market?

3 weeks ago

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Chairman of Malaysia Airlines Reportedly Plans to Quit

Elffie Chew, Bloomberg

The owner of Malaysia Airlines is sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional, which has been rumored to make it difficult for top bosses to institute needed changes. The country's recently elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is the fund's new chairman. It looks like the fund will need to find a new chairman for the airline soon.

2 months ago

Destinations Seek China’s Fertility Tourists as Family Planning Laws Fade

Destinations Seek China’s Fertility Tourists as Family Planning Laws Fade

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

China's one-child policy has been history for a couple of years, and reports indicate restrictions on family size could further drop. Destinations around the world are trying to seize the opportunity to cater to travelers who may need help to grow their families — and are already comfortable traveling for medical care.

4 months ago

Malaysia Aims to Double Its Airport Capacity by 2040

Malaysia Aims to Double Its Airport Capacity by 2040

Elffie Chew and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Don't hold your breath, though. Planning to revamp Kuala Lumpur's airport could last another two years, and it's unclear where the money will come from.

8 months ago

Malaysia Airlines Focuses on Fuel Costs as Brand Recovers

Malaysia Airlines Focuses on Fuel Costs as Brand Recovers

Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

Malaysia Airlines will gain if oil prices rise to $70 a barrel as forecast, thanks to price-hedging contracts it has bought. Those gains could help the company return to consistent profitability in 2018, after years of trouble.

2 years ago

Malaysia Is Spending $1 Billion to Fix Its Airports

Malaysia Is Spending $1 Billion to Fix Its Airports

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

If the success of Malaysia's neighboring destinations have shown, especially Singapore, it's that having a kick-ass airport can make all the difference in bringing in more travelers.

2 years ago

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

Nikita Mathur, Bloomberg

A bullet train traveling between both countries would be a boon not only for tourism, but also for business. Having seen the positive impact high-speed trains have on tourism and economies in Asia, it makes us wonder why bullet trains haven't yet made their way to the Americas?

2 years ago

AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO Says She’s Ready to Help the Brand Take Over Asia

AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO Says She’s Ready to Help the Brand Take Over Asia

Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

We're clearly team #Omar.

3 years ago

UK Tourist Says ‘Sorry’ For Naked Pose on Sacred Malaysia Mountain

UK Tourist Says ‘Sorry’ For Naked Pose on Sacred Malaysia Mountain

Associated Press

With all the reports of Chinese tourist behaving badly, it's great to see the Brits step up their efforts to be totally classless abroad.

4 years ago

Hard Rock Cafe Makes a Marketing Faux Pas in Malaysia

Hard Rock Cafe Makes a Marketing Faux Pas in Malaysia

Associated Press

All travel and travel-adjacent companies face the challenge of adopting their marketing message to a particular market. Hard Rock Cafe is not the first brand to discover their clever idea is actually quite offensive.

4 years ago

Chinese Travelers Are Staying Away From Southeast Asia, Even With Discounts

Chinese Travelers Are Staying Away From Southeast Asia, Even With Discounts

Haixing Jin, Bloomberg

Who would have thought two years ago that China would be providing a boost to Japanese tourism.

4 years ago