Son Tra Mountain Named Vietnam National Tourism Site

Son Tra Mountain in Vietnam will become a national tourism site that will host a “luxury eco-tour resort complex” by 2030, it was announced at a press conference on Wednesday. Ha Van Sieu, deputy head of the Vietnam National Tourism Administration, said the mountain, 600 metres above sea level and 10 kilometres from downtown Da […]

Vietnamese Wind Energy Farmers Explore Ecotourism

Binh Thuan Wind Energy Association is planning to develop ecotourism at wind farms in Vietnam to raise funds and further develop clean energy. The association’s chairman, Bui Van Thinh, announced the plan at a conference about the development of wind farms in Binh Thuan Province on February 16. The Phu Lac wind farm by Thuan […]

DMC Hopeful following Myanmar, Thailand Deal

The head of one of Myanmar’s biggest DMCs has said that he is hopeful that a new agreement between Thailand and Myanmar will lead to greater cross-border tourism opportunities. Edwin Briels, managing director of Khiri Travel Myanmar, said that the recently-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Myanmar Tourism Federation and Tourism Authority of Thailand […]

China’s New Religious Pilgrims Flock to Yunnan

Jeremy Eccles writing for The Australian: “During two recent tours through western China I’ve been able to observe the immensity of domestic tourism as the country’s enriched middle classes are freed to visit the legendary sites of their culture. “On my visit to Xian, for example, it proved almost impossible to view the Terracotta Warriors […]

Hotels in Oversupply in Cambodia?

As Cambodia’s construction sector continues to see a surge in investment — a record $8.53 billion last year — the boom has caused problems within the hospitality sector, most significantly for boutique hotels. Din Somethearith, president of the Cambodia Hotel Association (CHA), told Post Property: “Hotel marketing plans are currently competitive, especially boutique hotels that […]

ADB Studies Cambodia’s Beach Tourism

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding a study on the development of tourism in Sihanoukville province for Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism. The project will study how to attract more tourists, improve access, introduce capacity management and encourage protection of the environment especially marine and beach assets. The study will focus on sustainable development of […]

Millions Go to Guangxi to Learn the Secrets of Longevity

Southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is known for its legendary status as the country’s “home of long life”. Bama County boasts 96 people over the age of 100 among its 300,000 residents, according to local government records. At 32 centenarians per 100,000 people, the county still lags behind the world leader, Japan, where the […]

Four Countries, 11 Provinces Join Upper Mekong Tourism Co-op

Eleven provinces across four countries in the upper Mekong basin have agreed to join in a development cooperation agreement that will seek sustainable tourism integration across the sub-region and its borders. Officials from these provinces signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the mechanism of their cooperation last Saturday at the conclusion of a half-day […]

Bangkok Tourism Questions Chao Phraya Promenade Project

Bangkok’s tourism sector is worried the Chao Phraya Riverside Promenade Project will have adverse impacts on the local economy and local business owners are concerned that the plan would degrade the scenery and charm of the river and affect the number of visitors to the city. The River Assembly (RA) last week hosted a meeting […]

Chinese Tourism a Foreign Policy Tool in Asia?

For China’s neighbors, incoming Chinese tourists can serve as a valuable cash injection into the local economy, but it often comes with strings attached, writes Daniel Meesak for Jing Daily. A massive and growing Chinese tourism market on the doorstep sounds like an ideal scenario for many distant destinations, but poses a substantial risk as […]