From Profitability to Prosperity: How Hoteliers can Start Thinking about ‘Sustainability’ into Their Business

‘Sustainability’ is relatively new emerging terminology in which people are still learning and discussing about especially in hospitality industry. It seems to be like looking forward to the long-term competitive goals, being heroes and saving the world, or even marketing ourselves and seeking new segments of customers who are willing to pay more. So, what […]

What do Food Waste and Work Out have in Common?

Proudly contributed by Benjamin Lephilibert

The importance of minimising food waste is nearly as universally understood as the importance of good health. But in both cases, it’s easy to convince yourself that you’re doing a better job than you really are. Put yourself in the shoes of someone looking to shed a few pounds. You might decide to go to […]

Pro-poor tourism – why pro-poor tourism initiatives may sometimes fail

Proudly contributed by Kevin Phun

Pro-poor tourism has in the recent decades, received greater interests as more and more focus is on refining the idea of using tourism to target poverty. Pro-poor tourism may find it hard to co-exist within a broader tourism plan. This is due to the fact that most tourism planning does not cater specifically and intentionally […]

FAO pledges continuous support for Vietnam

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) will continue accompanying Vietnam and supporting the country to implement underway programmes and projects, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Kundhavi Kadiresan has said. She made the affirmation at a meeting with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le […]

Economic experts gather in Laos

Company contributor TTR Weekly

The deadline for booking a place at the 41st Southeast Asian Seminar for “Economic Development in Laos and the Greater Mekong Region has been extended to 10 September. Organised by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University and the Faculty of Economics and Business Management, National University of Laos, the event will be hosted in […]

Myanmar establishes Myanmar Accessible Tourism Centre

Proudly contributed by Lu Mon

Myanmar Accessible Tourism Center is the first ever disability inclusive training in Myanmar tourism On July 27, 2017, local tour operator Mira Travels has successfully conducted the first of its kind training in Myanmar – Disability Inclusive Training for Tourism Sector Program (DITTS) in collaboration with Myanmar Independent Living Initiative and Myanmar Tourist Guide Association […]

Huge HR Challenge for Vietnam Tourism: Experts

A severe shortage of qualified workers is a huge challenge to Vietnam’s rapidly growing tourism sector, experts warn. The sector is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 7% to 2020. As a result the total demand for direct human resources is expected to be 870,000 by 2020, according to the Institute for […]

Cambodia Opens Korea-funded Aviation Training Facility

Cambodia’s Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC) has opened in Phnom Penh. The Korea Airports Corp. (KAC) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) teamed up in 2013 to provide Cambodia with facilities and education programs to train its future aviation experts. KAC hopes the training center will enable Cambodians to train their own aviation safety […]

Thai University to Establish Tourism Institute in Cambodia

Thailand’s Rajamangala University of Technology plans to set up a tourism and hospitality institute in Siem Reap, Cambodia to build the capacity of tourism sector workers. Cambodia’s Minister of Tourism Dr Thong Khon said: “The establishment of the institute is aimed at building up human resources in tourism in order to ensure the effective, sustainable, […]

Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin: Tourism’s Got Talent?

The most valuable resource in tourism is human, according to Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office. Speaking to ITB Berlin News, Mr Thraenhart explains why qualified and committed employees are a top priority for a tourism-based economy. Full interview at ITB Berlin News. Mekong Tourism in partnership with Destination Human Capital is organising […]