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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 24 May 2019

MALAYSIA

Malaysia Airlines to cut staff and routes

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its chief executive and consider strategic stake sales to outside investors as part of plans to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.

1 Sep 2014

MALAYSIA

Loss of MH370 has huge impact on Malaysia Airlines profits

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Flight MH370's disappearance had a "dramatic impact" on Malaysia Airlines (MAS) earnings in the first quarter, forcing it to a bigger loss for the quarter amid calls for a shake-up of the struggling carrier.

16 May 2014

MALAYSIA

Space flight no risk to environment

SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA: British billionaire Richard Branson said on Monday (13 May) that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.

13 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

Transnet on the hunt for foreign contracts

Transnet Engineering (TE), a unit of the state-owned freight and logistics company, is exploring new narrow-gauge markets in Latin America, South-east Asia and Australia in a bid to meet its growth targets, according to strategy and marketing general manager Thoba Majoka.

By Nicky Smith 6 May 2013