Thailand says ‘I do’ to romance travel trade show

After announcing it will bring its Amour romance travel show to Bangkok, Worldwide Events has now partnered Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for the show’s inaugural Asia-Pacific edition. The B2B event “(fits) perfectly” with TAT strategic push to position the country as a romantic destination, according to a joint statement released by the new partners. […]

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 […]

Foreign OTAs holds 80 percent of VN’s online travel market share

Global online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Agoda.com, booking.com, Traveloka.com, Expedia.com are monopolising the Vietnamese market, holding 80 percent market share, according to Vietnam E-Commerce Association (VECOM). At a workshop on smart tourism held by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the management board of Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi yesterday, Mr. Vu 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 […]

Sovereign attractions in Thailand

Royal projects created by the late King to help rural communities are now becoming popular tourist destinations.  In remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, it is a good time for Thais and foreign tourists to visit and discover outstanding royal projects located across the country. The Bangkok Post is running a series on the impact […]

ATF 2018 will showcase Chiang Mai’s new products

Chiang Mai is counting down to the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF), to be held in the northern Thailand city from January 22-26.  ATF rotates between ASEAN member nations and comprises high-level public and private sector meetings.  Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “Chiang Mai’s travel trade continues to expand its […]

Cambodia plans to attract more Japanese tourists

Seeking to capitalise on the rising number of Japanese tourists in the kingdom, Cambodia is now studying the market of the East Asian economic giant in a bid to attract even more Japanese visitors to the country. Minister of Tourism Thong Khon, speaking during a seminar on the tourism market held in Siem Reap last […]

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 […]

Myanmar to host international tourism expo in 2018

The first Myanmar International Tourism Exhibition will be held in Yangon from July 20-22 and is expected to attract over 100 international travel companies from more than 10 Asian countries, Chinakit Viphavakit, general manager of ICVeX Co, told a news conference on 10 October. “It is a business platform to promote Myanmar as an international tourism […]