Vietnam tourism launches sustainable travel showcase online

Foreign travellers dreaming of their next vacation in Vietnam can now find the country’s best sustainable tourism options in one online destination. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), together with the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) and the Swiss Sustainable Tourism Programme (SSTP) have joined hands to launch a new ‘Green Travel’ section on the national tourism website: […]

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 […]

First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit

Proudly contributed by Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office

Company contributor Mekong Tourism Office

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit Founder of Thailand Community-based Tourism Institute honored Bangkok, July 7, 2020:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ is a new program, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to celebrate colleagues in Mekong tourism who work tirelessly behind the scenes […]

Vietnam goes big on green tours

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) have joined hands with Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) and Swiss Sustainable Tourism Programme (SSTP) to launch a new section on the national tourism website collating the country’s best sustainable tourism options. Users visiting the Green Travel section of the website will find articles dedicated to best practices for responsible travellers, […]

Mondulkiri tourism plan to go forward

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon announced the formation of an inter-ministerial committee to create a plan for tourism in Mondulkiri province, where 39 tourist destinations have been identified by the provincial governor Svay Sam Eang. The committee said tourism development in the province must have support from relevant sectors such as transport. The ministry suggested […]

‘We Love Thailand’ campaign to stimulate domestic tourism

The Tourism Council of Thailand is preparing to start its ‘We Love Thailand’ campaign in collaboration with the Tourism and Sports Ministry and the Tourism Authority of Thailand to stimulate domestic tourism after the Covid-19 situation normalises, council president Chairat Trirattanajarasporn said. “This campaign will promote new local products and attractions, especially those involving tourism […]

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 […]

New dawn for small-scale sustainable tourism in southern Myanmar

Proudly contributed by Keith Lyons

A tiny village in the backwaters of southern Myanmar is cleaning up its act and laying out the welcome mat, as Keith Lyons finds during a visit to a remote settlement sharing an estuary with Thailand.   As tourist destinations go, it would be hard to find any place smaller than ramshackle Wae Ngae. The […]

Myanmar: Inclusive tourism development with focus on Kayah State and extension to Tanintharyi Region

Running from December 2017 until June 2021, the International Trade Centre’s NTF IV Inclusive Tourism project in Myanmar is focused on fostering economic opportunities through the development of sustainable tourism products in Myanmar – consolidating previous project results in Kayah State and extending activities to Tanintharyi Region. In addition, the project supports Myanmar’s tourism industry […]

Tourism Authority of Thailand to Launch the Home Lodge Project

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) held a press conference at the Lanna Rice Barn in Chiang Mai to launch the home lodge project. The home lodge project is to support and develop local communities to accommodate travelers. The project helps foreign visitors to stay and feel the community-based ways of life of the locals. Tourism […]