A different look at Thailand

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Thailand wants to introduce new areas and provinces to the world, and keep the country a preferred destination for new and repeat visitors alike. Thailand wants to introduce its second-tier provinces to the world so international visitors can have access to a wider and richer range of experiences in the country. Tourism authorities and operators […]

Vietnam unfurls new tourism marketing campaign

A new destination marketing campaign for Vietnam will soon be launched at the upcoming World Travel Market in London to present a “fresh and updated view” of the country to global travellers. #VietnamNOW, a joint effort between Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), will spotlight the vast array of […]

Cambodia Air flies to Danang

Cambodia Angkor Air will launch a new service, 27 October, linking Phnom Penh and Danang, a coastal gateway city in central Vietnam. The airline already flies from Siem Reap to Danang creating a direct flight between World Heritage towns in Vietnam’s central region ( Hue and Hoi An) and Siem Reap home of Cambodia’s World […]

Travel to Vietnam continues to boom

Company contributor TTR Weekly

Vietnam’s tourist arrivals increased by a respectable 10.8% in the first nine months of the year to reach a record 12,870,506 trips. September closed with 1,561,274 up by an impressive 28.8% year-on-year, prompting officials to say the country is right on target to reach its 2019 goal of 18 million visits. More than half of […]

Myanmar offers visas-on-arrival to six new countries

The Myanmar government has introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for tourists. Tourists from six countries – Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland – can now enter Myanmar with a visa-on-arrival at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports. Passport holders of those do not need pre-approval to travel, and can apply for […]

Cannabis tourism in Thailand – high time for medical marijuana-inspired travel

Thailand’s relationship with weed is one of highs and lows. The drug has long been used in traditional Thai medicine and cooking, but the possession, sale and use of cannabis was criminalised in 1934. However, that didn’t stop American troops who were stationed, or enjoying rest and recreation, in Thailand during the Vietnam war from […]

CNN’s short videos on Hanoi attract foreign viewers

  Advertising clips by the US Cable News Network (CNN) to promote Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi have attracted a lot of foreign viewers during their broadcasts from June 3 to August 31 as part of the bilateral tourism deal. The Hanoi Department of Tourism on September 29 said CNN broadcast two 30-second clips titled “Hanoi-Cradle […]

Record Tourism Levels Have Social, Economic Impact on Vietnam

Any tourists walking through a park in Ho Chi Minh City would be familiar with the scene: A young stranger approaches them, a Vietnamese asking if she can practice her English with them. In a homogeneous country where 85 percent of people are of the same ethnicity, most of them Buddhist, tourism is a key […]

Cambodia’s tourism competitiveness improves

Cambodia is making inroads in terms of competitiveness into the global tourism stage. In the latest edition of the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TCCI), released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) this month, Cambodia went up three places. The Kingdom is now ranked 98 in the world. The WEF releases the report every two […]

Limiting plastic waste in tourism activities

In recent years, Vietnam’s tourism has grown strongly in terms of both international and domestic visitors, gradually becoming a key economic sector and increasingly contributing to the overall development of the country. However, the increasing amount of littering in many popular tourist destinations, including large quantities of hard-to-decompose waste such as plastic bottles, bags, and […]