Lao tourism partners slash prices to woo local travellers

Tour and hospitality business operators have massively cut the cost of their services and package tours to make prices more affordable and encourage Lao people to take vacations around the country. The special promotions now on offer are targeted at local visitors in a bid to make up for the absence of foreign tourists during […]

Thailand welcomes first batch of foreign tourists

A group of 41 tourists from Shanghai will be the first foreign visitors to set foot in Thailand this evening since travel and border restrictions were imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bearing a special tourist visa issued by the Thai government to individuals from countries deemed to be of low Covid-19 risks, […]

Worried about homestays in Thailand? Airbnb launch new safety standards

To support hosts and governments as communities reopen for travel in Thailand, Airbnb announced that hosts and guests must agree to follow Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices, which include wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, and, for hosts and their teams, abiding by the five-step enhanced cleaning process. This commitment will help provide extra assurances to […]

Chinese tourists set to lift Thai tourism hopes for turnaround

Despite postponements of tourist arrivals, Thailand hopes visitors from China will help kick-start its battered tourism sector which has been decimated by travel bans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The immediate reason for revival of optimism in the Thai tourism sector is a special charter flight that flew 150 Chinese tourists from Guangzhou to the […]

Vietnam readies to open tourism

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Vietnam is priming its tourism reopening strategy with the launch of a CNN International television commercial inviting travellers to consider Vietnam for their first holidays post Covid-19. Vietnam National Administration of Tourism commissioned the 30-second clip, which features some of Vietnam’s top tourism products and destinations and ends with the sentence, “When you’re ready to […]

Yunnan at Your Fingertips Launches Yunnan Tourist Service Card

Since October 2020, Yunnan at Your Fingertips Platform has issued Yunnan Tourist Service Card Tourists can use the card directly in “Cards and Offers” in WeChat after collecting the card from Yunnan at Your Fingertips Platform’s official WeChat account. The card is a convenient and comprehensive electronic card with four major services: health QR code, scenic area reservations, complaints and returns. This card is intended […]

Thai holidays to boost domestic travel

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Thailand will add two long weekend holidays before the end of the year to boost domestic travel. The government confirmed a long weekend holiday from 19 to 22 November and again 10 to 13 December. The long weekend in December starts with Constitution Day on 10 December and continues due to the transfer of a […]

Thailand’s First Video Marketing Campaign Focused on Sustainable Tourism

Tourism Authority of Thailand and GLP Films (GLP) partnered to create a video campaign focused on strengthening sustainable tourism in Thailand. The “Sustainable Thailand” video campaign showcases the country’s commitment to sustainability with three new short films and a series of social media content that showcase its responsible travel experiences. Right now, there is a […]

Myanmar is Ready for Post COVID-19 Tourism

Interview with Edwin Briels Managing Director of Exploration Travel Myanmar Please introduce yourself and your company to our readers. My name is Edwin Briels and I’ve lived in Myanmar for almost 20 years, working in tourism and other industries. I started the Khiri Travel franchise in Myanmar 9 years ago and we are in the midst […]

Lao Airlines Backs Lao Thiao Lao Domestic Tourism Campaign

Lao Airlines has said that it is working together with the public and private sector to achieve the target of the Lao Thiao Lao domestic tourism campaign. According to a report by the Vientiane Times, Mr. Khamla Phommavanh, President of Lao Airlines, believes that full cooperation among all parties involved is key to achieving the targets […]