Cambodia to diversify its myriad of tourism products

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According to H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of the Ministry of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the amazing “Kingdom of Wonder” is heavily banking on the ever-growing capital Phnom Penh with the competitive slogan “Clean City, Clean Resort, Good Service and Best Hospitality.” Actually, Phnom Penh has its gateway international airport some 9km west of the city center. Arriving passengers, who mostly fly in directly from China, […]

Yangon to use part of its own budget to promote tourism: official

The Yangon Region government is considering plans to dip into the regional budget for the first time to fund growth of the tourism industry, Yangon Region Minister for Hotels and Tourism Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo revealed. “In other regions and states, some K200million in funds from local budgets was spent on promoting tourism. Based […]

Thai govt adding street-food to spice up tourism promotion

The Thai government is moving to spice up the country’s culinary scene next year with a plan to blend world-renowned Thai street food with its tourism promotion policy to attract visitors and boost the economy. The government is collaborating with the private sector to organise a series of street food festivals in major tourist destinations, […]

“Be enchanted” as Myanmar promotes itself to attract more tourists to come

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Under the new slogan “Be enchanted” Myanmar is promoting itself as one of the 10 countries of ASEAN to attract more tourists to come. Overall international arrivals has recently stagnated, but with a rise of Asian visitors making up for the falling Western demand. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Tourism, the latest figures of tourist […]

Culture-sports-tourism sector reports a successful 2019

The ministry’s spokesperson Nguyen Thai Binh reported that during 2019, the ministry has submitted to the Prime Minister for approval seven special national relics and 27 national treasures. In particular, the Then singing practice of the Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic groups has been named in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. According […]

Cambodia diversifies tourism products to lure more visitors to Angkor

The Cambodian government said it has mapped out a plan to address the decline in tourists at the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap. According to a latest report of Angkor Enterprise – a public administration, which is under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Tourism and under the financial supervision of the Ministry of […]

Tourism cruises mooted between China, Cambodia

Cambodia has asked Chinese investors to consider investing in a cruise tourism service between China and Cambodia, aiming to boost the travel of Chinese tourists to Cambodia and vice versa. Hun Dany, secretary of state of Ministry of Tourism, raised the idea among Chinese investors during a visit to Hainan province, China, earlier this week, […]

TAT forecasts a 2.5% increase in tourist numbers for next year

Last week tourist arrivals in Thailand surpassed 38,260,000, the total 2018 arrival number. Now Thailand has broken through the 39 million international tourist barrier, just two days before the end of the year. The 39 millionth tourist was from Russia. 2019 had a shaky start with the arrival of Tropical Storm Pabuk in the first […]

How Thailand hopes sports fans can change the face of its tourism industry

On the drive to Bangkok from the city’s Suvarnabhumi airport, it is not long before you are met with the sight of Alexander Albon’s face plastered across a giant advertising hoarding. “Drive Thai pride beyond limits”, it reads. The country has not had an F1 driver for nearly 75 years, when Prince Bira competed in 19 […]

Vietnam Airlines commits to promote tourism

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will collaborate with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines to boost the introduction of Vietnamese tourism to the world, following a Memorandum of Understanding signed between two sides in Hanoi on December 24. Accordingly, the two agencies will work together in 2020-22 to promote the image of the country on mass […]