New initiative against single-use plastics by TAT

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has welcomed the latest initiative by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to fight against plastic pollution. Starting from 12 August 2018, the DNP will encourage visitors to reduce consumption of single-use plastics at all 154 national parks in Thailand. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, […]

East-West Economic Corridor international fair opens in Da Nang

The East-West Economic Corridor’s International Trade, Tourism and Investment Fair – Da Nang kicked off in the central city of Vietnam on August 3. The event, which will last through August 8, features over 350 booths of nearly 200 Vietnamese and foreign businesses. It showcases various tourism, trade and investment products such as electrical, electronic […]

DOT showcases free user-friendly public toilet

The user-friendly public toilet prototypes from the Department of Tourism (DOT) attracted considerable interest from tourism businesses at the recent Thailand Social Expo 2018. The DOT successfully showcased the prototypes of its user-friendly public toilets at the Tourism and Sports for All Exhibition, held as part of the recent Thailand Social Expo 2018 organized by […]

Exclusive: How Siem Reap is cleaning up its most iconic landmark

Siem Reap, a northern city in Cambodia, is home to the world’s largest religious complex and major hub of tourism, Angkor Wat. But an ever-growing pile of garbage is also making a home in the city. Daily, 30 tonnes of garbage is cleaned up from the site of Angkor Wat alone. As tourism increases, the ancient relic […]

Work on 1st int’l tourism seaport begins in SW Cambodia

Cambodia on Wednesday broke ground for the construction of the first international tourism port in the coastal province of Kampot. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the four-hectare port is being developed in Chhum Kreal commune of Tek Chhou district under a loan of 8 million U.S. dollars from the Asian Development Bank. “The port will […]

Myanmar Vice President: Tourists need good services and safety

Myanmar Vice President U Henry Van Thio has called for cooperation among tourism organizations to promote the tourism industry. At Friday’s meeting of the Central Committee for the Development of National Tourism Industry, the vice president stressed the need to accommodate tourists with good services and arrangements for their safety during their stay as well […]

Vietnam embarks on developing online tourism

More than 50 million Vietnamese people, or 53 percent of the country’s population, are using the Internet, higher than the averages for the Asia-Pacific region (46.64 percent) and the world (48.2 percent), according to the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications. However, the Vietnam E-commerce Association said that strong international […]

Visits take a tumble in Laos

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Visitor arrivals to Laos took a 9% tumble during 2017 according to the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. Released last week, the only surprise was the lengthy time it took for the country to tot up such a small volume. The data is hardly relevant to the situation this month, although at the recent […]

China to further promote ‘red tourism’

China will continue to both promote ‘red tourism’ and ban any elements of poor taste surrounding it, cultural officials said on Monday. The term relates to a subset of tourism in which people visit former Communist revolutionary bases. Liu Yuzhu, head of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, said at a press conference held by the State […]

Phuket named second best beach in the world

Phuket is celebrating its most recent award after being named the ‘Second Best Beach in the World’ by prestigious business publication US News & World Report. It continues to win accolades from major international media for its white sands, aquamarine waters and limestone cliffs that attract millions of travellers to Thailand every year. This island was […]