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 […]

New Airline Takes off in Cambodia

JC International Airlines officially launched in Cambodia on Saturday, bringing the number of local airlines to five, reports the Khmer Times. JC International Airlines CEO Dongyan Huang said the airline was registered as a local company with an investment capital of $50 million. She said the airline has two Airbus 320 aircraft with daily flights […]

ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation Launched

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have much to gain from strengthened cooperation in the tourism industry, a high-ranking Chinese official said last Thursday during the opening ceremony of the ASEAN-China Year of Tourism Cooperation held in Pasay City, Philippines. “Tourism cooperation not only enhances our mutual understanding and friendship but also […]

Cambodia, Vietnam Cement Friendship, Cooperation

The 15th meeting of the Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Committee on Economic, Cultural and Scientific-Technological Cooperation took place in Phnom Penh on March 15. Among the many issues discussed, the nations agreed to forge connectivity between the two economies in the fields of transport, telecommunication, finance, banking, and tourism. They also emphasised the importance of sustainable use […]

Myanmar-Thai Deal May be Good for Green Season

In a new agreement between Myanmar and Thailand, tourists will now be able cross the 1,800-km Thai-Myanmar border via three checkpoints (Mai Sai-Tachileik, Mae Sot-Myawaddy and Ranong-Kawthaung) by applying for an e-visa prior to travel. May Myat Mon Win (pictured), vice chairman of the Myanmar Tourism Federation sees plenty of upside, especially during the green […]

Led by Airlines, Gulf Investors Eye Potential of Cambodia

Cambodia has been largely overlooked by the Middle East but there are signs that things are changing with the major Gulf airlines leading the way, reports Forbes. Plans to boost tourist numbers in Cambodia have drawn the interest of Dubai-based Emirates Airlines, which announced last month that it was to start daily flights between Dubai […]

Vietnam Tourism Pushes into India

Vietnamese and Indian tourism enterprises met in Hà Nội at a conference on Tuesday to enhance co-operation, reported Viet Nam News. The conference is part of events to celebrate 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the two countries. In 2016, the number of Indian tourists to Việt […]

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, […]

Myanmar to Cooperate in Lancang-Mekong River Tourism

China was Myanmar’s second most important tourism source market last year. About 500,000 Chinese tourists visited in 2016; significantly lower than the more than 800,000 who visited in 2015. Chinese tourists mainly visited Myanmar from Muse, Laukai, Chin Shwe Haw, Lweji, Kanpiketi and Mongla. Most of them used the Muse border gate. Ohn Maung, Myanmar’s […]