Myanmar in Top 3 Most Charitable Countries

  Myanmar once again makes the top 3 most charitable countries in the world. Despite its Least Developed Country (LDC) status, Myanmar is the second most generous country in the world—after the United States—according to the World Giving Index 2020. It has been more than a decade that Myanmar has been enjoying the status of […]

Airbnb and Community Development Department Launch Meet Thailand’s Villages

Airbnb and the Ministry of Interior’s Community Development Department (CDD) forge a first-of-its-kind collaboration to promote community tourism and local hospitality entrepreneurs under the OTOP Innovative Tourism Community Program The first phase of the campaign empowers hosts from Krabi, Chiang Mai, Samut Songkram and Loei to showcase their passions, skills and cultures globally through Airbnb […]

POST-PANDEMIC TRAVEL IN THE GREATER MEKONG SUB-REGION (GMS)

Proudly contributed by Jaffee Yee

The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to almost every country in the entire world after first breaking out in Wuhan in December 2019.  This pandemic is the most serious and damaging since the Spanish Flu a century ago and has totally changed the world – the way we live, work, and travel.  And it has created […]

Online tool helps foreigners ‘travel’ to Việt Nam

The Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Việt Nam Tourism Advisory Board have launched an online tool called “Stay at Home with Việt Nam” to offer foreign tourists the next best thing to a holiday in Việt Nam. “Tourists who have not been able to visit the country now can explore many landmark destinations, tasty food, […]

Staying ready to receive tourists in Myanmar post COVID-19

Contributed by International Trade Centre Small businesses associated with tourism in southern Shan state are preparing to receive guests soon. Find out how they are catching up on the latest. For more than a month now, tourists are nowhere to be seen, severely affecting everyone dependent on tourism in southern Shan state of Myanmar. In […]

Airbnb Experiences serves up new Cooking category

Airbnb Experiences has introduced a new category of bookable experiences that will “unlock the hidden culinary traditions of families all around the world”, adding to the existing Adventure and Animals categories on the platform. The Cooking on Airbnb Experiences, which offers guests access to 3,000 unique recipes across over 75 countries globally, not only presents a new way for […]

Yin and Yang Perspective on Tourism: An Interview with Jens Thraenhart, CEO of Mekong Tourism

“Balance is key to many things in our life. Right now if we look at tourism, we can say that we lost this balance,”  says Jens Thraenhart, CEO of Mekong Tourism during the discussion on the concept of balanced tourism with Graham Harper, Director of Sustainability & Social Responsibility. Graham: Jens, we’ve been talking about “overtourism,” […]

Nong Khiaw and a Hundred Waterfalls, Laos

Proudly contributed by Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson takes a Tiger Trail adventure to Nong Khiaw to discover 100 waterfalls, homestays and Lao-Lao, and finds himself stumbling around in the dark. Tan lifts his glass once more towards mine and smiles yet again. Cutting the air in a horizontal with his free hand, he lifts his murky glass of Lao-Lao […]

Bangkok works up an appetite for contemporary Thai food

Proudly contributed by Vincent Vichit-Vadakan

The traditional Thai kitchen takes a seemingly nonchalant approach to composing a meal. Shared items are usually served together in samrab (home) style, arriving on the table more or less at the same time, or as the cook sees fit. But appearances are deceiving. Stir-fries complement boiled soups and curries, fried and grilled foods are offset with […]