RETAILERS LOSE OUT IF ONLY PASSENGERS CAN ENTER KLIA
THE proposal to allow only
passengers into airports will turn the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
into a ghost hub, warned
the Malaysian Association
Of Tour And Travel Agents.
Its president Hamzah Rahmat feared the move, touted to boost security against possible terrorist attacks, would give a poor first impression of Malaysia
to foreign visitors.
Retailers at KLIA who pay premium rentals "will die"
as there will not be enough passengers to be profitable,
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had
on Friday announced the proposal to allow only passengers inside terminals.
NEW TOUR ROUTES FOR SUMMER IN SHANGHAI
AS SUMMER enters full swing, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau has drawn up six tour routes in the downtown
and suburban areas for tourists to explore.
The Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone
is among the suggestions
on the list.
Apart from Shanghai Disneyland, visitors are also urged to take a stroll in the ecological garden and flower fields, or go shopping at Shanghai Village which
houses leading global and Asian luxury fashion brands.
THE CHINA DAILY
SURGE IN TOURISTS IRK LOCALS ON SPANISH ISLAND
"TOURIST go home" - the slogan daubed on a wall in Palma, capital of Spain's holiday island of Mallorca, points to growing frustration with a rising tide of tourists.
The largest island in the Balearic archipelago in the Mediterranean, which is home to a million people, expects to get over 10 million visitors this year, a new record.
Spain is enjoying a surge in tourism as fears over terrorism drive travellers away from rival destinations in North Africa and Turkey.
But the rise in visitors has led to grumbling from locals who complain of soaring property prices and rents.