WWF International’s director-generaI: If you’re recycling plastic, you’re fooling yourself

People who are diligent about recycling their plastic waste are still a big part of the global plastic pollution problem, warned the director-general of WWF International. In a one-on-one interview with Yahoo Finance UK at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Marco Lambertini warned that consumers are “cheating” when they recycle plastic. “You take your plastic, you […]

Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category. The report detailed the best places for foreign retirees to […]

Phu Quoc: A candidate for overtourism?

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When guidebooks and bloggers tell us now is the best time to visit an island destination before it loses its natural beauty and charm it’s a strong hint that big business and brands have already staked their claims at beachside properties and the blight of “overtourism” is just around the corner. Vietnam’s favourite island holiday […]

How to Be a Green Traveler

You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment. Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the impact your travels could have on the […]

Vietnam to reinvestigate Grab-Uber deal

It has been almost a year since the merger between Grab and Uber shook the ride-hailing market in Southeast Asia. After the deal, Grab became the top dog in Asia. According to Viet Nam News, Vietnam authorities plan to reinvestigate the merger over possible antitrust regulations violations, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Wednesday. […]

Thailand takes steps to improve transport safety for tourists

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) is joining hands with state agencies including the Department of Land Transport, Marine Department and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to improve tourist safety standards nationwide and overturn perceptions of the country as a dangerous tourist destination. TCT revealed that countries such as the UK and China have expressed […]

An Giang Province exclusively focusing on tourism

The southern province of An Giang in the Mekong Delta possesses a considerable geographical benefit for tourism development. It attracts tourists all year round, especially on Tet holiday, thanks to its many traditional festivals. Located near the border with Cambodia and having Tien River, as well as Hau River, pass by, An Giang Province has […]

Five Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2019

Ever get the feeling that forest fires, record-defying storms, and heavy droughts are more common than they used to be? Or that images of whales, fish, turtles and birds with stomachs full of plastic weren’t such a familiar sight at one point in time? The effects of global warming and unsustainable living are catching up with […]

France to help protect Laos’ cultural heritage

A French aid organisation has expressed its intention to help the Lao government protect heritage sites and infrastructure in Savannakhet and Champassak provinces. Director General of the Heritage Department, under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Thongbay Phothisan, said yesterday that Agence Francaise De Developpement (AFD) has sent a team of French experts […]

169 million plastic bags unused at 7-eleven stores in two months

More than 169 million plastic bags have been left unused at Thailand’s 7-eleven stores in the past two months – more than 33 million baht value alone but also a huge amount of single-use plastic not making its way into the environment. CP All Public Company, the sole operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, […]