Koh Samui’s tourism hopes pinned on international travellers

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It’s baby steps at the moment as Thailand’s Robinson Crusoe-inspired, island-focused, international travel reopening plan rolls out in Koh Samui from July 15. Unlike the Phuket Sandbox program for vaccinated travellers, the Samui Plus sealed-route will test the water with a hybrid approach of 3 days in a hotel quarantine scenario and then allows visitor’s […]

Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa releases road map to receive int’l arrivals with ‘vaccine passports’

The People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa Province, home to beautiful beaches in south-central Vietnam, on Wednesday announced preliminary steps it is taking to allow international tourists with ‘vaccine passports’ to visit the locality. The committee has asked the provincial tourism department to collaborate with the provincial health department and the Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa […]

Laos to Develop Sustainable Tourism Sites in Champasack

The government plans to develop the Dong Hua Sao National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area and the Xe Pian National Bio-Diversity Conservation Area in Champasack provinces as ecotourism sites as part of efforts to promote sustainable tourism. Vientiane Times reports that the plan was discussed in Champasack Province on Friday at a meeting between Vice President of the National […]

Catalysing Cambodia’s new tourism future

The pandemic has brought Cambodia’s tourism players together and highlighted the value of a single voice via the Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), allowing them to work better with the authorities towards travel and tourism recovery as well future developments, reveals Luu Meng, CTF president, master chef and Almond Group CEO.   Tourism is a key […]

Phu Quoc slated for tourism reopening

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism says it will complete details of a pilot vaccine passport programme focusing on Phu Quoc island by the end of the month. Commenting on the choice of Phu Quoc island for the pilot project, the ministry is closely working with authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Kien […]

China sees 2.36b domestic trips in H1 as tourism recovers quickly

Chinese people made 2.36 billion domestic trips in the first half of 2021, up by 153 percent from the same period in 2020, a report said on Friday. Domestic tourism revenue stood at 1.95 trillion yuan (US$301 billion) during this period, up by 208 percent year on year, said the report released by the China […]

Tourism industry needs more than just vaccines to survive

The tourism industry, directly and indirectly, is believed to have a profound influence on socio-economic life in the central region for years. This industry is under heavy pressure to survive, alter or crumble due to challenges brought about by Covid-19. An abnormally quiet summer season At this time last year, Danang’s tourism industry was busy with stimulus […]

Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao reopen today with the launch of ‘Samui Plus’ programme

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the launch today of the Samui Plus programme, under which Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao can be visited by fully vaccinated international tourists with no quarantine requirements. The Samui Plus programme is for travel between July and December 2021, to these three islands […]

Hubei eyes Cambodia for ‘sister-province’ relations

China’s Hubei province, the East Asian country’s geographical, economic and transport centre, wants to pursue sister-province ties with three Cambodian provinces that have tourism and trade potential, in a bid to ramp up cooperation on development in both countries across all fields. These provinces are Siem Reap, Kampot and Preah Sihanouk, a July 2 letter […]