KMIT develops innovations to improve Thai street food

King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus has introduced three culinary innovations to enhance the safety of street food and promote tourism, including a robot that cooks barbequed pork. The institute has also developed cooking courses for beginners and vendors who want to improve the quality, taste and hygiene of street food. The prototype robotic arm, […]

The Baht Is ‘Frightening’ Thailand’s Tourism Industry

Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need. One of the main groups monitoring Thailand’s tourism industry said it’s too early to expect a revival in the sector despite a recent spike in arrivals. The strength of the baht is the biggest impediment to wooing more holidaymakers, the Tourism Council of Thailand said […]

2019 MIST Winners Announced

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 14 October 2019   2019 MIST Winners Announced For the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) event, travel and tourism innovators from the Mekong region took centre stage on 9 October in Bangkok to showcase sustainable tourism technologies and social enterprises. BANGKOK, 11 October 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office […]

Ministry seeks to reduce red tape at airports, borders

The Ministry of Tourism said it is working with the relevant bodies to reduce red tape at airports and international border checkpoints. The ministry said the move aimed to ease transit, especially for international tourists, by removing unnecessary and complicated formalities. The Ministry of Tourism said on Sunday that it would collaborate with the Ministries […]

A different look at Thailand

Proudly contributed by Suchat Sritama

Thailand wants to introduce new areas and provinces to the world, and keep the country a preferred destination for new and repeat visitors alike. Thailand wants to introduce its second-tier provinces to the world so international visitors can have access to a wider and richer range of experiences in the country. Tourism authorities and operators […]

New steps to boost tourism approved

The council of the economic ministers today (October 11) approved in principle new measures, proposed by the Tourism and Sports Ministry, to enhance tourism in the short, medium, and long terms. The short term measures, to be implemented this year, will see an increase in the numbers of agents and locations offering VAT refund service […]

TripAdvisor bans sales to attractions that breed captive whales and dolphins

TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to or generate revenue from, any attraction that continues to contribute to the captivity of future generations of cetaceans, referring to whales, dolphins and porpoises. As a result, any commercial facility that breeds or imports cetaceans for public display will be banned from sale on TripAdvisor and its subsidiary […]

Vietnam unfurls new tourism marketing campaign

A new destination marketing campaign for Vietnam will soon be launched at the upcoming World Travel Market in London to present a “fresh and updated view” of the country to global travellers. #VietnamNOW, a joint effort between Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), will spotlight the vast array of […]

Cambodia Air flies to Danang

Cambodia Angkor Air will launch a new service, 27 October, linking Phnom Penh and Danang, a coastal gateway city in central Vietnam. The airline already flies from Siem Reap to Danang creating a direct flight between World Heritage towns in Vietnam’s central region ( Hue and Hoi An) and Siem Reap home of Cambodia’s World […]

Travel to Vietnam continues to boom

Company contributor TTR Weekly

Vietnam’s tourist arrivals increased by a respectable 10.8% in the first nine months of the year to reach a record 12,870,506 trips. September closed with 1,561,274 up by an impressive 28.8% year-on-year, prompting officials to say the country is right on target to reach its 2019 goal of 18 million visits. More than half of […]