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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place in Malaysia, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

W Kuala Lumpur opens, the first W Hotels property in Malaysia

W Hotels is making its debut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's vibrant capital. The new and lavish property, situated within steps of the iconic Petronas Towers, will offer guests a mix of exquisite services and unique cultural experiences, with special focus on the country's diverse history and traditions.

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The Datai Langkawi Resort in Malaysia celebrates new staff training scheme

Renowned boutique beach resort The Datai on the Malaysian island of Langkawi has honoured the first graduates of its Investing in People initiative offering certified hospitality training to its staff. The hotel has been closed for refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen in September 2018.

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Movenpick Hotel & Convention Center KLIA first Movenpick hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Swiss-based hotel management company, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts recently debuted in Malaysia's capital. The ultra-modern five-star property situated close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) began welcoming visitors this month. In an attempt to attract large number of guests, the hotel is offering special opening rates and perks.

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Tourism Malaysia debuts tourism app

Tourism Malaysia recently announced an app designed specifically for tourists in the country. My Tourist Assist (MyTA) gives travellers the ability to send for emergency services and to alert family members of their safety. The app can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store.

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The Datai Langkawi resort gets a £40 million makeover

Award-winning boutique beach resort The Datai Langkawi on the Malaysian island of Langkawi is undergoing a complete revamp taking 10 months and costing more than £40 million pounds. The luxury resort is already offering a preview of its new look ahead of its official reopening in July 2018.

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur to open in coming months

Malaysia's capital will soon be home to a luxury, ecologically-minded property when Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur opens in the summer of this year. The resort combines Asian aesthetics with traditional oriental wellness to create a serene escape from modern life. The new hotel will be located on the top seven floors of the Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur new Banyan Tree resort in Malaysia

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts will add Malaysia to its portfolio during the upcoming summer. The lavish property by the Singapore-based brand will open in Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Once complete, the resort will treat its guests to comfort, luxury and attentive services, as an oasis of peace amidst the urban centre.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia appoints Melissa Tang as new Resort Manager

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has appointed a new Resort Manager at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi in Malaysia. Melissa Tang has taken over the role at the luxury resort, after spending the last four years at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou in two management roles. Tang brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience and knowledge to the new role.

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Malaysia enforces new tourism tax for holiday-makers

A new tourism tax has been enforced in Malaysia that will see foreign tourists pay a flat rate per room per night at hotels across the country. The RM10 ($2.30) flat rate will apply to all hotels in the country, from budget to luxury, but it will not be applied to properties with five rooms of less, homestays and village stays. Domestic tourists will be exempt from the tax.

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The Guardian recommend budget hotels in Malaysia

Malaysia is fortunate in having a long coastline with numerous beautiful beaches. The Guardian recently picked ten of the best of the country’s beach resorts for budget travellers. Among the picks are basic wooden chalets with shared baths and comfortable resorts with modern amenities. Whatever your pick, you’re sure to be charmed by the natural beauty of Malaysia.

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W Kuala Lumpur opens, the first W Hotels property in Malaysia

W Hotels is making its debut in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's vibrant capital. The new and lavish property, situated within steps of the iconic Petronas Towers, will offer guests a mix of exquisite services and unique cultural experiences, with special focus on the country's diverse history and traditions.

The Datai Langkawi Resort in Malaysia celebrates new staff training scheme

Renowned boutique beach resort The Datai on the Malaysian island of Langkawi has honoured the first graduates of its Investing in People initiative offering certified hospitality training to its staff. The hotel has been closed for refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen in September 2018.

Movenpick Hotel & Convention Center KLIA first Movenpick hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Swiss-based hotel management company, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts recently debuted in Malaysia's capital. The ultra-modern five-star property situated close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) began welcoming visitors this month. In an attempt to attract large number of guests, the hotel is offering special opening rates and perks.