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 […]

Grand procession ushers in Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today kicked off the ambitious “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018” campaign with a spectacular procession through the heart of Bangkok. The opening ceremony, held at Siam Discovery, was presided over by H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, and brought to life the campaign’s focus on sustainable, […]

Laos, Mekong countries discuss challenges to economic development

The 41st Southeast Asia Seminar of Economic Development in Laos and the GMS is being held at the Faculty of Economics and Business Management of the National University of Laos (NUOL) from November 2-7. The event is being attended by NUOL Vice President Associate Professor Dr Houngphet Chanthavong and Professor of Economics at the Centre for […]

Khiri Travel goes off the beaten track with creative series

Khiri Travel has unwrapped its “Asia Creative Series” – eight new travel routes in South-east Asia designed to inspire tour operator product managers.  Willem Niemeijer, founder of Khiri Travel, said the new Asia Creative Series varies from 10 to 21 days and immerses guests “in deeply rewarding, often cross-border, travel experiences” in Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, […]

Mekong region sees airports as the way forward

Tourism and aviation analysts are discussing methods to deliver dynamic growth to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which is home to more than 20 airlines and serves more than 250 million travellers a year. Across the region, 12 airports can each service more than 10 million passengers per year. Moreover, about 30 smaller airports each […]

Genting HK gets into the private island business in Myanmar

Genting Cruise Lines—comprising Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises—signed an agreement with Tint Tint Myanmar Group to jointly develop cruise facilities at MacLeod Island. MacLeod Island is a secluded paradise located in the Myeik Archipelago in southern Myanmar, listed as one of the Top 10 countries to visit in 2017 by the Lonely Planet […]

TAT shows off the many facets of Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has soft-launched at ITB Asia 2017 a new marketing concept which focuses on new source markets, new traveller segments and new ways to enjoy the kingdom. Named The Million Shades of Thailand, the new concept is set for an official launch this November at World Travel Market London and […]

‘Visit Laos Year’ launched to promote the nation to world

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith invited people from around the world to visit the nation in remarks he delivered to officially launch ‘Visit Laos Year 2018’ in front of the capital’s revered That Luang Stupa on Saturday. A ceremonial gong was struck nine times by the prime minister to mark the official opening of ‘Visit Laos […]