Can Tho focuses on food tourism

Vietnam’s Can Tho’s Department of Culture and Tourism says a southern food market will open soon in Can Tho City to promote the country’s Mekong Delta culinary specialties. Local media quoted the provincial People’s Committee deputy chairman, Le Van Tam, saying the market, which will promote Mekong Delta specialties, will attract more international tourists in the […]

AS THE GOVERNMENT plans to use its “Thailand 4.0” policy to escape from a middle-income gap and make the nation a high-income country, one of the key economic drivers – tourism – needs to accelerate its strategy to cope with the change, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says. Tourism contributes about 20.6 per cent […]

1.2 million foreign travelers visit Myanmar

Foreign travelers sightsee at Inle Lake during market days. (Photo-Sitha) The number of foreign travelers to Myanmar have arisen by 25 per cent compared to the previous year, a source of Department of Hotel and Tourism said. The number of foreign travelers to Myanmar has reached 1.24 million as of the end of April 2017. […]

12 Innovative Startups Qualify for Mekong Tourism Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 Innovative Startups Qualify to Pitch Investors at Mekong Tourism Forum Siem Reap, Cambodia – 8 May 2017 – Organizers of the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) accelerator program announced that 12 startups from Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam have qualified to pitch their business plans to investors at the […]

Big MICE, Niche MICE Attract Regional Attention

The MICE industry is finally getting attention at the regional level, with ASEAN member states rolling out concerted efforts to develop the sector, reports TTG Asia. “In the past, ASEAN governments are more focused on leisure tourism (but) there are many hotels and venues with events facilities, and many players in the MICE value chain,” […]

Chinese Firms to Transform Cambodia’s Coastal Provinces

Top Chinese firms are keen to invest in Cambodia’s coastal provinces of Preah Sihanouk and Kampot; to develop sectors that service tourists, said the Kingdom’s Tourism Ministry on Friday. According to a Ministry statement the intention of the Chinese firms was made clear during a meeting between Tourism Minister Thong Khon and Yuan Hao, the […]

Dali at Forefront of China’s Culture, Heritage Preservation

It’s not surprising that Yunnan province’s Dali has emerged as a travel hotspot in China. While its idyllic rice paddies, surrounding mountains, a picturesque lake, historic structures, and a rich blend of cultures, has attracted the typical influx of eager developers hoping to cash in on tourism, Dali and its surrounding area is also on […]

Happy birthday to the Mother of all Thai People – Her Majesty Queen Sirikit

Mother’s Day was first introduced in Thailand on the 15th of April, 1950. In 1976, Mother’s Day was changed to the 12th of August to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Mother of all Thai people. Every year during the month of August, Thai households and public places will be decorated with […]

Cambodia Praised by UNWTO as One of the Most Opened Countries

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The latest report from the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) over visa openness around the world highlights that developing economies are generally the most advanced to provide easy entry conditions for travellers as they consider tourism as an important tool to their development. “Prioritizing travel facilitation is central to stimulating economic growth and job creation through […]

Internships

Please contact us if you are interested in joining us as an unpaid intern at the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, or download the Application Form. Please fill out the form and return to info<at>mekongtourism.org. This is an extremely valuable and unique internship opportunity for anybody interested in international development in South East Asia. Depending on […]