Vietnam among world’s fastest-growing tourism destinations

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has picked out Vietnam as one of the world’s 10 fastest-growing tourism destinations. The information was announced at a conference themed “The world tourism development trend and the impact on Vietnamese tourism” organised by the General Department of Tourism on August 20 in Hanoi. According to the UNWTO, […]

ADB helps Vietnam boost inclusive growth in secondary towns

Agreements for the Second Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project were signed on August 15 between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the provincial People’s Committees of Hoa Binh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. The signing of these specific pacts came after the ADB and the Ministry […]

Cambodia, Thailand to strengthen tourism ties

The 5th Cambodia-Thailand Tourism Technical Working Group Meeting concluded yesterday with the countries pledging to strengthen cooperation to attract more tourists. During the meeting, held in Thailand’s Trat province over three days, the two countries agreed to work together to facilitate tourist travel, particularly by promoting the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Single Visa […]

PM offers advice to Lao tourist spot

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Vang Vieng a tourist town halfway to Luang Prabang in northern Laos has been told to clean up its riverside tourist district. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith made the comments on the direction the famous tourist town should take during a site inspection last week. Led by Vang Vieng District Governor Khamphong Douangvilay, the PM and […]

Visa exemptions for Chinese, Indians to be submitted to cabinet

The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to seek the cabinet’s approval for a scheme to offer visa exemptions to visitors from China and India for one year. If the idea is approved, it will become effective from the start of November through Oct 31, 2020, said Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn. “Free visas is […]

Myanmar relaunches tourism website

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The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has launched its new website, www.tourisminmyanmar.com.mm this week. The new site features videos, news, photographs and interviews about Myanmar’s culture, traditions and tourist destinations. The aim of the new website is to promote Myanmar as an emerging tourist destination in Southeast Asia while serving as a ‘first-stop’ when researching trips and […]

‘Smart’ toilets among efforts to boost Yunnan tourism

Southwest China’s Yunnan Province has further strengthened efforts to provide smart tourism services, Governor Ruan Chengfa said at a press conference in Beijing on Monday. Tourists can use an app to find information during their stay in the province, including details about food, transportation and shopping. One notable feature of the app is Smart Toilet, […]

Thailand awarded Weibo 2019’s most popular destination

Chinese tourists are beginning to move from mainstream cities to emerging travel destinations; such as the second-tier cities, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hopes to provide Chinese tourists with quality information services. Thailand was recently awarded as one of the “most anticipated and popular outbound tourist destinations of 2019” due to its high-quality […]

Three provincial capitals to promote historic buildings in Cambodia

Due to their historic Khmer and French colonial-era buildings, three provincial capitals are being promoted as second-tier tourist destinations. Three provincial capitals are being promoted as second-tier tourist destinations due to their historic Khmer and French colonial-era buildings, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The initiative – dubbed “The Inclusive City” – was presented by […]

Thailand moves to woo Southeast Asian tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a new marketing campaign with the hope of luring 200,000 visitors from seven growing markets in Asia. The programme called “Give Me Five” is set to increase shopping among tourists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) along with Indonesia, Malaysia and India. The TAT expected the […]