Vietnam among world’s fastest-growing tourism destinations

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has picked out Vietnam as one of the world’s 10 fastest-growing tourism destinations. The information was announced at a conference themed “The world tourism development trend and the impact on Vietnamese tourism” organised by the General Department of Tourism on August 20 in Hanoi. According to the UNWTO, […]

ADB helps Vietnam boost inclusive growth in secondary towns

Agreements for the Second Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project were signed on August 15 between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the provincial People’s Committees of Hoa Binh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. The signing of these specific pacts came after the ADB and the Ministry […]

Cambodia, Thailand to strengthen tourism ties

The 5th Cambodia-Thailand Tourism Technical Working Group Meeting concluded yesterday with the countries pledging to strengthen cooperation to attract more tourists. During the meeting, held in Thailand’s Trat province over three days, the two countries agreed to work together to facilitate tourist travel, particularly by promoting the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Single Visa […]

Tourism minister wants to extend pub closing hours

Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has proposed that bars and pubs in some tourist destinations be allowed to stay open until 4 am to attract foreign tourists to spend more. Phiphat said he would discuss his ideas to stimulate nightlife tourism with Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and other ministers. The closing time for […]

Vietnam speeds up tourism cooperation with Southeast Asian countries

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism hosted the sixth Meeting of Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Southern Tourism Corridor with representatives of tourism agencies from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. The Southern tourism corridor is an important transport route of the Greater […]

PM offers advice to Lao tourist spot

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Vang Vieng a tourist town halfway to Luang Prabang in northern Laos has been told to clean up its riverside tourist district. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith made the comments on the direction the famous tourist town should take during a site inspection last week. Led by Vang Vieng District Governor Khamphong Douangvilay, the PM and […]

Visa exemptions for Chinese, Indians to be submitted to cabinet

The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to seek the cabinet’s approval for a scheme to offer visa exemptions to visitors from China and India for one year. If the idea is approved, it will become effective from the start of November through Oct 31, 2020, said Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. “Free visas is […]

TAT goes mobile with a van

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand is launching its latest promotional initiative, ‘TAT Mobile Car’ to deliver information to tourists as they tour the capital city’s sights. The TAT Mobile Car will be stationed at various tourist enclaves around Bangkok from Wednesday to Sunday, 1200 to 1900 at various locations for a three-month period. Managed by […]

In Vietnam, TikTok is a force to be reckoned with

With 12 million active users and a series of successful campaigns, TikTok has been making leaps in capitalizing on the country’s tech-savvy users. For 20-year-old Nguyen Ngoc Anh, a third-year student at the Da Nang University of Economics, the coolest trends among the hip, young people in Vietnam are now on TikTok, not just from the legacy […]

MTCO to attend the 6th GMS Southern Tourism Corridor meeting

On August 14, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office was invited by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) to present and share insights regarding the tourism marketing promotion via MTCO’s flagship initiative Mekong Moments for the Southern Coastal Corridor at the 6th Southern Tourism Corridor meeting held in Can Tho province, the beautiful coastal city right at the […]