Da Nang hosts trade fair on investment and tourism

The East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) International Trade, Investment and Tourism Fair opened in the central city of Da Nang on August 11, gathering nearly 200 businesses and organisations from localities nationwide, as well as from foreign countries. This event is part of a series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of […]

‘The Kingdom of Bleisure’ – Thailand achieves MICE offering

In recent years the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) – in partnership with a staunch team of partners including Thai Airways, hotels, convention centres, government departments and premium retail districts – has headed an almost textbook progression of its MICE sector. Now it has taken the CONNECT Thailand offering a step further, presenting the […]

Int’l Travel Expo HCM City to come back in September

Vietnam’s top travel event, the International Travel Expo HCM City, will return for the 13th year in September with the theme “Your Gateway to Tourism in Asia”. It will celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary and embrace ASEAN as a single, united tourism destination. The annual event, which is endorsed by the Tourism Alliance of all five […]

Amadeus dismantles the generic APAC traveller

Amadeus has issued what it claims is “the most comprehensive research on Asia Pacific (APAC) travellers to date”, and concludes that there is no such thing as an Asia Pacific traveller. “The most startling observation from the study is that there is no consistent profile for the Asia Pacific traveller. Stark contrasts in behaviours, needs […]

The new President of TCEB focuses 4 ways to enhance MICE

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organisation) or TCEB, under the guidance of Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, the newest President, is ready to move forward to develop the organisation into the leading organisation for MICE that will improve the country’s economy with innovation to create prosperity and distribute income. It highlights 4 directions to enhance […]

MTF 2017 in Luang Prabang: A Unique Format for a Unique Experience

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The Mekong Tourism Forum is taking off from tomorrow in Luang Prabang in Laos. This edition introduces a new concept which is matching and blending tourism experience, expertise and conference with local venues. According to Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office Director Jens Thraenhart, “it is a very exciting time to introduce a different event concept at […]

Vietnamese travel sales shifting online

While only 7 percent of online travel sales in Vietnam were made on mobile devices last year, the number grew rapidly at a 58.1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the 2013-16 period, presenting a major growth opportunity, according to a Euromonitor International study. Euromonitor, a provider of strategic market research, surveyed a sample […]

Eight per cent Growth in Tourist Arrivals for Hanoi

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According to reports from Vietnamese media, Hanoi has welcomed approximately 12 million visitors (both international and domestic) for the first six months of 2017, up 8% from the same period last year. Vietnam capital city earned revenues of more than VND 35.2 trillion (US$1.55 billion), up 13 percent. International arrivals progressed even faster. According to […]

E-Visa Facilities Boost Tourist Arrivals to Vietnam

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In the first half of the year, Vietnam welcomed 6.2 million foreign tourists, an increase of 30.2% over the previous year. The number of domestic visitors reached more than 40 million people. The total turnover of tourism in Vietnam is estimated at VND262 000 billion, equivalent to US$11.4 billion. According to the Director General of […]

Festival promotes culture of Cai Rang Floating Market

The event marks one year since the “Culture of the Cai Rang Floating Market” was recognised national intangible cultural heritage. A number of activities will be held during the three-day festival, including a composite boat race, a parade of tourism boats, and the making of record-sized “xeo” crepes – a specialty of southern Vietnam. The […]