Myanmar welcomes Nihao

Company contributor TTR Weekly

NiHao Myanmar, a brand new Chinese language travel and lifestyle online magazine focusing on Myanmar, will launch 16 December, according to founder and editor-in-chief, Jaffee Yee. Dignitaries and the Who’s Who of Myanmar’s travel industry will attend the cocktail and launch party at Inya Lake Hotel Yangon. Guest-of-honour,  Myanmar’s Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism, […]

China’s female tourists outnumber male in seeking overseas DIY travel

Chinese women are showing a stronger interest in traveling overseas without using a travel agent than men as the outbound tourism market burgeons in China, a newly released travel report reveals. Women made up about 46 percent of total independent overseas tourists in 2016, while the number climbed to 58 percent in the first three […]

New destination Southern Myanmar to encourage longer-stays through more sustainable tourism

Proudly contributed by Keith Lyons

Can one of the most undeveloped areas in the Greater Mekong region transform itself from natural resource exploitation and smuggling to build its economy with sustainable tourism? Keith Lyons discovers new initiatives working together in Southern Myanmar to create more long-term viable endeavours and responsible tourism.   Southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region, the narrow strip down […]

TAT promotes weekday trips to lonely provinces

Proudly contributed by Suchat Sritama

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled additional plans to encourage locals to travel during weekdays, especially to second-tier provinces. The move aims to boost visitors and tourism income in 55 secondary provinces, or those provinces that get fewer than 4 million tourists a year, as well as offset the decline in arrivals from […]

Thailand: Three years to introduce eVisa?

Proudly contributed by Don Ross

Company contributor TTR Weekly

Following the eVisa-on-Arrival service introduced by Thailand’s Immigration Bureau, last month, a foreign office official confirmed an eVisa service for the standard 30-day tourist visa will be available online next year. Billed the “Thai E-VISA”, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thanee Thongpakdee, headed the 3 December launch briefing, while Department of […]

Next PATA Destination Marketing Forum headed for Pattaya

The next PATA Destination Marketing Forum (PDMF) is set to take place in Pattaya, Thailand, from November 27 to 29, PATA CEO Mario Hardy announced at the conclusion of this year’s edition in Khon Kaen. PDMF 2019 will be hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and […]

Make China great again

Why are inbound tourism numbers into China, a country steeped in culture and heritage, lagging behind its booming outbound sector? China may be the world’s largest tourist source but the country is punching below its weight as a global travel destination. Despite its splendid history, culture and culinary traditions, the number of international arrivals to […]

Cambodia romances Chinese tourists with US$2m movie

A film aimed at luring more Chinese tourists to Cambodia could attract more high-spending visitors from China and plant the South-east Asian country as a romance destination. Filming on Love in Cambodia started in September as a joint bid between Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. The aim is to use the […]

Fourth “TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand” competition starts 1 December 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Newsroom kicked off its fourth annual “TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand” competition on 1 December with two unique activities that double the chance to take home top honours. All entries should incorporate key concepts of the TAT’s Amazing Thailand ‘Open to the New Shades’ or ‘Go Local’ marketing initiatives. The […]

Save Elephant Foundation, in Collaboration with Asian Elephant Projects, hosts first-ever ‘Elephant Travel Mart 2018’ to Promote Ecotourism in Thailand

New event seeks to raise awareness of growing global interest in ecotourism and at the same time, create opportunities that benefit elephants, the environment and local communities. Chiang Mai, Thailand – December 6, 2018 – A new ecotourism event, Elephant Travel Mart 2018, jointly hosted by ‘Save Elephant Foundation’ and ‘Asian Elephant Projects’, aims to […]