Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. For the fourth year in a row, Cambodia took the top spot in the Cost of Living category. The report detailed the best places for foreign retirees to […]

Thailand takes steps to improve transport safety for tourists

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) is joining hands with state agencies including the Department of Land Transport, Marine Department and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to improve tourist safety standards nationwide and overturn perceptions of the country as a dangerous tourist destination. TCT revealed that countries such as the UK and China have expressed […]

An Giang Province exclusively focusing on tourism

The southern province of An Giang in the Mekong Delta possesses a considerable geographical benefit for tourism development. It attracts tourists all year round, especially on Tet holiday, thanks to its many traditional festivals. Located near the border with Cambodia and having Tien River, as well as Hau River, pass by, An Giang Province has […]

Ho Chi Minh City remains Vietnam Top Destination for International Visitors

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While Vietnam welcomed in 2018 over 15.5 million visitors, Ho Chi Minh City stands as the most visited destination in the country. Last year, the former Saigon received 7.5 million international tourists and 29 million domestic tourists. “This represents a respective increase of 17.38% and 16% over 2017,” tells The Truong Hien Hoa, Director of […]

Digging into the Khmer Rouge legacy with a new App and Website

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An app and website give a new insight into the tragic legacy left by the Khmer Rouge in the history of Cambodia. An app which is also a useful tool for visitors looking after the Kingdom’s past. History is fascinating for the best or the worst and Cambodia is certainly a country where the sublime […]

Gastronomy Tourism: Thailand means “good food” in any language

Thailand has become synonymous with good food. Thai cuisine has an international reputation as good as they get. From humble street food to posh restaurants, from tried and tested to trendy and new, from common and convenient kuai tiao (noodle soup) to popular khao man kai(chicken and rice) to spicy som tam (papaya salad), and other dishes too many to […]

Intra-region holidays acquires greater shine for SE Asian travellers

South-east Asia may once be perceived as a less sexy backyard for travel but perceptions are now changing, with agents pointing to signs of intra-region holidays becoming a growing trend as unique offerings and experiences become more readily available. In Thailand, Express Holiday Center has begun to sell South-east Asian destinations like Vietnam, after observing […]

Tapping the tourism potential of the Myeik Archipelago

Since October 1, Myanmar and foreign travellers have been permitted to visit pearl farms in the vast and spectacularly beautiful Myeik Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean off southern Tanintharyi Region. The opening of a key industry in of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos was made possible by cooperation between the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism […]

Laos turns focus to China, SE Asia markets

Laos has set its sights on attracting one million Chinese visitors this year as part of the Visit Laos-China 2019 campaign, with a series of events, fam trips and seminars lined up to grow this key source market. Sounh Manivong, director general of tourism marketing department, Laos’ Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism (MICT), said: […]

PM keen on cultural, tourism exchange

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that this year will be the year of cultural and tourism exchange between Cambodia and China. Mr Hun Sen also noted that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. “After celebrating the 60th anniversary of Cambodia and China relations, we […]