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Long-delayed MAPS theme park starts sales drive ahead of opening S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, April 21, 2017
The Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) theme park in Perak, opening this June, is ramping up sales efforts in Singapore by offering discounts to visitors who drop by its booth during the Travel Malaysia Fair 2017, held at the Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre from today to April 23.

ITB China Conference line-up unveiled Shanghai and Berlin, April 21, 2017
With the inaugural ITB China event round the corner, programme and speaker details for the key conference component have been released, covering themes of ‘destination', ‘online travel & travel tech' and ‘corporate travel & MICE'.

New Mövenpick hotel coming to Lahore's Johar Town Dubai, April 21, 2017
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a deal with the Orient Group of Companies to manage the 310-key Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Lahore, scheduled for opening in 2021 as part of the Finance and Trade Centre in Johar Town, a mixed-used development earmarked as the city's new commercial hub.

New hotel openings: April 15-21, 2017 April 21, 2017
The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.

Cambodia to finally get a tourism marketing body Marissa Carruthers, Phnom Penh, April 20, 2017
A central tourism marketing and advertising council is set to launch by end-April to help Cambodia achieve its target of seven million visitors by 2020.

Malaysia's hotels shoulder 'unfair' tourism tax burden, say association heads S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, April 20, 2017
Malaysia's hotel associations are voicing their concerns about having to bear additional costs of the tourism tax bill recently passed in parliament, and are banding together to suggest alternatives means of sustainable funding for tourism development.

More China, India, Australia flights on the horizon for Indonesia Mimi Hudoyo, April 20, 2017
Shortly after Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism announced a sharpened focus on boosting seat numbers into the country, new pipeline routes were revealed from its visit to the offices of Sriwijaya Air, AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia and Angkasa Pura II in Cengkareng last Monday.

Hilton makes key hire in China Shanghai, April 20, 2017
Hilton has named Qian Jin as the company's first area president for Greater China and Mongolia.

'Underwater flight' to become reality in the Maldives Singapore, April 20, 2017
DeepFlight Adventures has partnered water sports operator Ocean Group to launch its three-man submarine for underwater excursions, which will be offered at a select luxury resort in the Maldives come 4Q2017.

Tried & Tested: Movenpick Hotel Colombo Feizal Samath, Colombo, April 20, 2017
Being the first five-star international brand in Colombo in 25 years, there was great buzz around Movenpick Hotel Colombo since its January opening. For Feizal Samath, the hotel lives up to the promise of being an exciting addition to the city

Editor's pick >
In the pink of health

by TTG Asia reporters

Participation overseas takes a beating

by S Puvaneswary

Counting the cost of lost longhaul links

by Feizal Samath

Perak's budding tourism ambitions

by S Puvaneswary

Finding a balance with alternatives

by Feizal Samath