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No flight attendants in bikinis for Vietjet’s upcoming route

JAKARTA: Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet Air has assured Indonesia that flight attendants serving its upcoming route from Jakarta to Ho Chi Minh City, which is expected to start in December, would not be wearing bikinis. During a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday, the airline’s deputy director for commercial affairs, ...

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Johor to attract more Muslim tourists from China

Johor to attract more Muslim tourists from China

GANNAN, Gansu (BERNAMA) – Johor is aiming to draw more tourists from Muslim-populated provinces in China. Malaysia State Tourism, Trade and Consumerism Committee chairman Tee Siew Kiong said Johor has many tourism products to attract potential Muslim Chinese visitors, particularly from the two autonomous territories of Xinjiang and Gansu. “From the aspect of religion and culture, we have similarities. We have ...

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Japanese tourism advertisement criticised for being ‘too sexy’

Japanese tourism advertisement criticised for being 'too sexy'

TOKYO (THE PHILIPPINE INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Japanese television is known and quite loved for having some of the oddest shows and commercials. But one particular tourism ad has got mixed feedback recently, as it was deemed too suggestive. The commercial was made for the Miyagi Prefecture and starred its official ...

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Paris revels in tourism surge, but cautious after Barcelona

Paris revels in tourism surge, but cautious after Barcelona

PARIS: Paris is on track to welcome more tourists this year than ever before after a bumper first half, a senior official said, though some would-be visitors might think again after the Barcelona attack. The Paris region registered 16.4 million arrivals in the six months to June, its tourist board ...

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Europe eyes Vancouver as conduit to Chinese tourists

Europe eyes Vancouver as conduit to Chinese tourists

Vancouver‘s Chinese population, with its high proportion of affluent consumers and travellers, has caught the attention of European markets. And an increasing number of groups are trying to boost business and tourism ties between the two sides using B.C. as the conduit. In the most recent example, Metro Vancouver-based upscale ...

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Thailand’s tourist arrivals up 4.8% to 3.1m in July

Thailand's tourist arrivals up 4.8% to 3.1m in July

Tourism receipts in July reached US$4.7b. Tourist arrivals to Thailand rose 4.8% YoY to 3.1 million in July, generating over US$4.7b (THB156b) in tourism receipts, higher 6.2%. According to Maybank, all markets were up. The number of Chinese tourists grew 8.4% YoY. Arrivals from the US grew 6.6%, South Korea ...

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Chinese crime gangs descend on Southeast Asia | Asia Times

Chinese crime gangs descend on Southeast Asia | Asia Times

More than 200 Chinese nationals were arrested in Cambodia last month after local police raided a compound near the Thai border where an alleged cybercrime gang was operating an online blackmail and extortion ring. The group is alleged to have blackmailed victims by building up relationships with people back in ...

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Win over tourists with courtesy and respect

Win over tourists with courtesy and respect

ON June 1, the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board released tourist arrival figures for the first quarter of this year. It showed a slight drop from 6,665,980 last year to 6,631,669, or 0.5%. If the rate is repeated the next three quarters, the number of visitors will total only 26,526,676 for ...

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