ASEAN Tourism Ministers Vow to Promote Integration

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) tourism ministers gathering at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) global summit in Bangkok this week vowed to promote regional travel and tourism integration through air, land and maritime connectivity. Constraints such as out-of-sync regulations, insufficient infrastructure, and inconvenience continue to hamper freedom of travel in ASEAN, the […]

Thailand’s PM, Deputy PM Preside over WTTC Summit

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, this week presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more than 800 delegates attending the event on 26-27 April. Later, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, presided over the welcome gala dinner specially […]

Jetstar to Fly Melbourne, Sydney to Ho Chi Minh

Australian budget carrier Jetstar Airways will commence direct flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City in May. Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will be used for all flights, operating four times per week from Sydney and three times per week from Melbourne. Flights from Melbourne to HCM City will commence on May 10 […]

Khlong Yai, Koh Kong Tourism Potential Explored

Since Trat’s Khlong Yai in Thailand and Cambodia’s Koh Kong share a heritage and a border, their potential as tourist destinations is being explored, reports Karnjana Karnjanatawe for Bangkok Post. The sandy beach of Hat Banchuen in Trat’s Khlong Yai district stretches out many kilometres, but there are not many visitors. Apart from a few […]

Preah Vihear, Cambodia a Hit with Japanese Tourists

The ancient cliff-top temple that Cambodia and Thailand have fought over for more than a century, Preah Vihear, has proven to be an unlikely hit with Japanese tourists. Japanese tourists make up the largest proportion of foreign visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage site even though Japan ranks only seventh as a source market for […]

Vietnam PM to Look into Dangers Facing Mekong Delta

Vietnam will look into human and natural factors as it seeks to fight the problems threatening to sink the country’s Mekong Delta food basket, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The Mekong Delta, fed by alluvial soil from the Mekong River, supplies around 90% of Vietnam’s annual rice shipments, and the country stands only […]

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 […]

Higher skills for a busy aviation sector

In its first two months of regular operation Cambodia’s first civil aviation training centre has provided certificates to dozens of aviation officials and airport staff, helping to raise the skill level of personnel in the Kingdom’s fast-expanding aviation sector. Sinn Chanserey Vutha, spokesman of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA), said the $10.1 million […]

Cambodia, Laos Sign MoU to Increase Air Links

Cambodia and Laos on Monday signed a deal to encourage regional airlines to increase their services between both countries in a bid to encourage tourism, reports Khmer Times. Vann Chanty, director for air transport at Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) will push airlines in both countries to […]

Philippines, Thailand Boost Tourism Ties

CNN Philippines reported that President Rodrigo Duterte and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have emphasised the importance of sustaining the growth and development of the economic, agricultural, and tourism sectors between Philippines and Thailand. In his joint statement with Prayut, Duterte said: “We reaffirmed a long-standing friendship and renewed common commitment to bring our countries […]