China, Laos to launch additional digital TV channels

The Lao and Chinese media institutions have agreed to collaborate on the creation of more digital channels which will allow Lao and Chinese television audiences a broader range of programs. Director General of Lao National Television, Bounchao Phichit, and Chairman of the Yunnan Media Group, He Yaning, signed the agreement on Tuesday, witnessed by Lao […]

Vietnam announces major tourism project

Vietnam’s Prime Minister approved the master plan for developing the Lang Co-Canh Duong National Tourism Site that covers project through to 2025 and outlines a long-term strategy to 2030. The People’s Committee of Thua Thien- Hue province confirmed Tuesday that the tourism site is located in Chan May-Lang Co Economic Zone, in Lang Co town […]

Phu Quoc island, a rising star for luxury tourism in Asia

From many years, Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc had been a rather sleepy, low-key destination. But in the last couple of years, the island has become one of Asia’s most talked about destinations, especially for luxury tourism. Remote destination At the turn of the 21 century, Phu Quoc — blessed with stunning beaches and an attractive […]

China-Asean Centre to promote Cambodia

The China-ASEAN Centre has pledged to promote Cambodia as a tourism destination in the Chinese market, according to the Ministry of Tourism. In a meeting on Friday with Tourism Minister Thong Khon, Chen Dehai, secretary general of the China-ASEAN Centre, praised the strong ties between the Cambodian and the Chinese governments, according to a ministry […]

Ancient Yunnan embraces facial recognition, social media to boost tourism industry

Yunnan, the ancient province in southwestern China famous for hand-picked tea, snow-capped mountains and the mystical hidden paradise of Shangri-La, is undergoing a digital makeover. Facial recognition is deployed at the gates of tourist attractions to facilitate faster entry and sensors are installed along highways for instant toll payments without the need for drivers to […]

Myanmar adds to VoA list

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Myanmar is easing visa procedures for six more countries effective 1 October. The report first appeared in Mizzima, an online news channel, that confirmed nationals from Australia, Italy, Germany Russia, Spain and Switzerland would be granted a visa-on-arrival. The visa-on-arrival will cost USD50, which is the same as the country’s popular eVisa.  All the six […]

More tourists visit Myanmar

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Myanmar attracted 650,000 visitors during the first four months of 2019 according to the Minister of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, U Ohn Maung. He was briefing local media focusing on the ministry’s achievements over the last three years.  Totting up positive tourist arrivals for the first four months ranked high on his scorecard. […]

Travel expo to boast 200 exhibitors

This year’s Cambodia Travel Mart, to be held in the capital in October, will attract 6,000 participants from 60 countries, the Minister of Tourism said yesterday during a press conference. The third edition of the expo will be held in Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel and will boast 200 booths, mainly from Asian and European companies, […]

TAT adopts simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to enhance focus on emerging destinations

Chonburi, 5 June, 2019 — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has adopted a simplified “A-B-C Strategy” to promote emerging tourist destinations by creating inter-linked, theme-related travel routes that better distribute visitor flows nationwide. Speaking at the Thailand media briefing at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2019, Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for […]

Tourism board mulling fresh tourism strategy

Cambodia Tourism Marketing and Promotion Board, a joint institution between the government and the private sector, is studying a new strategy to attract more foreign visitors to the Kingdom, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said. Khon, who is also president of the Cambodia Tourism Marketing and Promotion Board, said in a meeting on Tuesday that […]