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 […]

Thailand pushing smart agriculture

The Thai government will apply Japanese agritech to upgrade Thailand’s community-based tourism and tackle poverty among farmers. Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is known for breath-taking scenery, onsen hot springs and ski areas. However, it is also known for its advanced agricultural technology and ecotourism. Agriculture plays a large role in Hokkaido’s economy, […]

Rural tourism helps poverty alleviation in SW China

Southwest China’s Yunnan Province has been trying to make the best use of local landscape, to help poverty-stricken people in mountainous areas. The practice, though not the most critical measure in poverty alleviation, has shown its effectiveness. Yingjiang, a far-flung southwest county in the province, is making efforts and has many examples in the sector. […]

Mekong Tourism Forum innovates by integrating rural villages as conference venues and stimulating dialogue

Proudly contributed by Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION This year’s Mekong Tourism Forum in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand hosted themed strategy workshops in eight different ethnic villages in an effort to partner with local villagers to maximise tourism opportunities. BANGKOK, August 20, 2018 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for innovative ways of organizing conferences in […]