Why Hanoi, Vietnam Is An Excellent Destination For Eco-Tourists

Anybody that is truly serious about ending the threat of climate change understands the need to practice sustainable tourism. They need to choose to travel to regions that are known for their efforts to help the environment. Of course, they also need to make sure that they will enjoy their trip and can be safe. Balancing sustainability and […]

Vietnam safe to travel around, tourism officials assure

Vietnamese tourism officials have stressed that the nation has the new coronavirus epidemic under control and it is a safe travel destination. In a letter sent to foreign partners in multiple languages on Wednesday, Nguyen Trung Khanh, director of the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (VNAT), has affirmed that the country’s tourism sector has been actively […]

Mondulkiri Airport will aid plans for biggest eco-tourism region in Cambodia

Mondulkiri province has been flagged for transformation into the biggest agro- and eco-tourism destination in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. A feasibility study includes upgrading an airport for the capital, Sen Monorom, for domestic and international destinations. Mondulkiri is Cambodia’s biggest and most sparsely populated province, measuring more than 14,000 square […]

Vietnam ranks seventh among countries with highest growth of international tourists

Vietnam ranked seventh among countries with the highest growth of international visitors worldwide in 2019, announced the United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). In 2019, Vietnam welcomed over 18 million international tourist arrivals, a year-on-year increase of 16.2%. A remarkable result given the slow increase of the world’s economy last year. According to the latest […]

A holistic, one-day forum on tourism, sustainability, cinema

The first half of the forum featured top tourism professionals, who spoke about the importance of films, to promote destinations. “Destinations can inspire travellers to explore new experiences, through films, and human impact stories.” — Jens Thraenhart, founder of the Asia Destination Film Forum A unique and intensive Asia Destination Film Forum was held in […]

Vietnam promotes Vĩnh Long province as new tourism destination

This year, the Vĩnh Long province aims to receive 1.6 million tourists, including 220,000 foreigners, while income from tourism is expected to reach VNĐ800 billion (US$34 million). To get tourists to stay longer, the local tourism sector has decided to promote some special tourism products. Director of Vĩnh Long Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism […]

Thailand’s first food truck festival next month

Thailand will organize its first food truck festival by the lake of the Muang Thong Thani estate in Nonthaburi province on March 7-8. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said the World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks festival would promote gastronomy tourism and encourage tourists to visit localities and spend in the way that would […]

Laos in Top 20 Fastest Growing Tourism Destinations

Laos has been included in a list of the world’s fastest-growing tourism destinations with one of the highest increases in visitor numbers year-on-year. According to statistics compiled by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), international tourist arrivals grew by 4 percent in 2019. Not surprisingly, France and Spain topped the list of the most popular countries […]

Three Myanmar Cities Win Asean Clean Tourist City Awards

Shan State’s Taunggyi, Kayah State’s Loikaw and Tanintharyi Region’s Dawei will receive the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard award, which recognizes the cleanest, greenest cities in Southeast Asia. Asean’s cities are assessed on seven criteria: environmental management; cleanliness; waste management; awareness-building about environmental protection and cleanliness; green spaces; health and safety, and urban safety and […]

Thailand mulls tourism fees

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Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports is floating an idea to charge tourists a fee to fund renovations and the upkeep of tourist attractions According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, the idea has been tabled for discussion at workshops attended by government agencies and representatives of the tourism industry.  It also includes a […]