Logistics legislation on the table

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), in collaboration with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank, is reviewing input from industry insiders and concerned parties to help draft legislation that can govern the expansion of the country’s logistics infrastructure. Transport experts, representatives of the private sector and government officials gathered […]

Thai industrial park developer plumbs expansion on the Mekong

Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is betting manufacturing will pick up. Amata will begin development of two sites in Vietnam and one in Myanmar next year. It has also started a feasibility study in Laos, CEO Vikrom Kromadit told The Nikkei […]

Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance

Bathed in a pink spotlight, the cabaret singer at Phuket’s ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand.  While the song, The Moon Represents My Heart, is a hit with the patrons, the transgender singer is just […]

Myanmar Tourism Marketing Launches Revamped Social Media Channels at WTM 2017

Myanmar Tourism Marketing launches during the WTM 2017 in London its completely revamped social media channels which they have been working on for many months. The updated national website for consumers (www.myanmar.travel) includes information of destinations, blogs, festival information and much more. A YouTube channel, Twitter account, Instagram and a very active Facebook page are […]

Myanmar to organise the first startup competition in traveltech

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Startup Weekend Yangon Travel Tech Edition will be organized in second week of December 2017, said Dr. Lu Mon of Mira Travels, who is one of the organizers for the event. Startup Weekend events are entrepreneurship programs of U.S based Techstars which is one of the top global accelerators. The event is a 54-hour program […]

TAT unveils more events for Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled more events that will feature in the Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018. In addition to those announced previously – including the Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand 2017 running later this month – events slated also include Wat Arun Ceremony/Wonderfruit Festival (Bangkok/Pattaya December, 2017); Thailand Tourism Festival […]

Myanmar, Cambodia form pact to push Angkor-Bagan packages

The tourism ministries of Myanmar and Cambodia are drawing up a joint action plan to market packages that combine both destinations. A campaign with the “two countries, one destination” slogan will be rolled out, incorporating a series of heritage-focused tourism packages that include Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Further details on […]

Hopes for Cambodia tourism soar on new flights from Dubai

Tourism bosses are optimistic that Emirates’ inaugural daily services between Dubai and Phnom Penh via Yangon, which commenced on July 1, could bring new opportunities for Cambodia’s inbound and outbound tourism. Cambodia’s secretary of state for Civil Aviation Mao Havanall commented that the new route “increases Cambodia’s connectivity with the world’s main hubs of Europe […]

Vietnam strives to lure more tourists from APEC members

APEC 2017 that took place from November 6 -11 in the central city of Da Nang is considered an ideal occasion for Vietnam to intensify tourism dissemination, contributing to attracting more foreign visitors to the country. Many localities have made greater efforts to grasp the opportunity to make full use of APEC tourism markets. These […]

Thai firm to run Lao port on Mekong

Laos is poised to launch a new port checkpoint in the Mekong River early next year to handle regional traffic while a Thai firm has won a contract to develop and operate the port for a period of 40 years. The facility, known as Ban Mom port, is in Ton Pheung, Bokeo province, about 17km north […]