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 […]


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