Kampot’s new seaport to boost city’s property market

Kampot’s new seaport will boost the local property sector by creating jobs and attracting tourism to the provincial centre. With ground already broken and construction likely to begin in earnest in November, Post Property gives readers their first look at what the upcoming facility will look like. Part-funded with a $9 million loan from the […]

Vietnam promotes smart travel to improve tourism

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology and Director of the Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park, Phạm Đại Dương, said smart travel was the term related to use of information technology (IT) and hi-tech applications to make bookings for flights and accommodations and taking part in events from a distance. “With a smartphone, a tourist can book […]

Regional Collaboration drives Tourism Sustainability

Proudly contributed by Jens Thraenhart

Tourism Collaboration Framework in the Greater Mekong Subregion featured at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau “Regional Collaboration towards a better future” was the theme of the 2017 edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) in Macau. In his opening address, Edmund Ho Hau-wah, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese […]

Conference promotes Vietnamese tourism in Thailand

A conference to discuss ways to promote Vietnamese tourism among Thai people and international friends was held in Bangkok on September 29. The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Tourism […]

ADB Funds to Scale Up Sanitary, Phytosanitary Efforts in Lao PDR

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $10 million grant to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) as additional financing to scale up efforts to improve food safety and ensure plant and animal health, as part of an initiative to improve sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity in the country. The […]

Air France and Vietnam Airlines sign joint-venture agreement

Vietnam Airlines and Air France have announced the agreement of a joint venture. The partnership will start on November 1 and allow the two carriers to “optimise their services…and to strengthen their positions in a buoyant but highly competitive market. The airlines said they are “committed to offering more flight options and convenience to passengers […]

Mekong program boosts tourism in Viet Nam

A new campaign aimed at discovering the beauty of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) has been launched with experiences and stories of travellers. The Travel Department, under the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), worked with co-ordinators of Mekong Moments to present the campaign yesterday in Hà Nội. Mekong Moments is a turn-key digital campaign […]

Thailand’s bold economic strategy has events in focus

Eastern Economic Corridor impact plus off-site activities in Chiang Rai Event planners in Asia Pacific are no stranger to the MICE landscape in Thailand, however the Kingdom’s expansive Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project is set to propel established MICE hotspots across the country to even greater heights—and reinvigorate the surrounding Mekong region. The EEC will […]

Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beaches

Those caught lighting up could face a year’s imprisonment as the government seeks to end pollution and drain damage on Thai beaches caused by discarded cigarette butts. Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lighting […]

ADB to Help Enhance Transport Efficiency, Management in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $70 million loan to help provide a more efficient, safe, and disaster resilient transport sector in Cambodia, particularly by improving national roads in the provinces of Prey Veng, Siem Reap, and Svay Rieng along the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Southern Economic Corridor. “In Cambodia, […]