Emirates flies to Phnom Penh

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Emirates launched a daily service earlier this week connecting Bangkok and Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. The daily service between Dubai and Phnom Penh, with a stop in Bangkok, also complements Emirates’ five direct daily Dubai – Bangkok flights in addition to its daily service between Phuket and Dubai, using a mix of B777 and A380 […]

Expedia reveals demand drivers and rising markets to Thailand

China and India continue to be big drivers of Expedia Group’s Thailand bookings, while the UAE, Israel and South Africa are emerging as high-value markets according to the group’s data. Thai accommodation partners are enjoying steady growth as evidenced by Expedia Group’s data, which showed the overall inbound demand to Thailand has increased by 10% […]

How luxury travel can ease damaging effects of overtourism

As increasing levels of mass tourism in Cambodia’s major cities threaten to place strains on local infrastructure, representatives from the luxury travel industry offer a model of high-value, low-volume tourism they believe is key to preserving the Kingdom’s natural splendour. Cambodia’s thriving tourism industry has long been defined by a kaleidoscope of all-too-familiar images: the […]

Việt Nam popular with foreign visitors to SE Asia

More than 7.3 million foreigners visited Việt Nam in the first five months of this year, attesting to the country’s rising popularity as a tourism destination. Most of the foreign tourists were from Asia, with the numbers rising 10 per cent year-on-year to 5.6 million, accounting for 76.8 per cent of the total. China remained the […]

Plain of Jars to become Laos’ third World Heritage Site

Lao PDR has received confirmation that the Plain of Jars will be inscribed as a World Heritage Site later this year. Look out of the official announcement in July! Laos has been working for 20 years to have the Plain of Jars, known locally as Thong Hai Hin, listed as a World Heritage Site. When […]

Angkor Wat to end elephant rides

Tourists will now have to walk on foot to Angkor Wat because elephant rides will be banned by next year. The Angkor Elephant Group Committee, the elephant rides operator, has promised to end the service under mounting pressure from the international community after one of its elephants died from exhaustion in 2016. “In early 2020, […]

Mandalay to host Mekong Tourism Forum in May 2020

The 2020 Mekong Tourism Forum will be held in Mandalay, one of Myanmar’s top tourist destinations. This was announced at the 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum, which was held in Yunnan, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from 28 to 29 May. Next year’s forum is also scheduled toward the end of May, said Jens Thraenhart, […]

Trade spat hands Thailand chance to lure more Chinese

Thailand’s tourism sector is expected to get a windfall from the growing tension between the US and China as tourists from the mainland shorten their long-haul journeys to visit closer destinations instead. Thailand will monitor whether the Chinese government will issue a travel ban to the US for its residents, similar to those issued prohibiting […]

Klook’s top 3 babymoon destinations

A “babymoon” — a vacation couples take in the months before they become parents — is an opportunity to spend quality time with your partner and indulge in some fun before your new arrival has now taken a new leap. With the recent news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex indulging in a super-luxurious […]

China Expands Aviation As Tourism Booms

China’s aviation industry is evolving into the world’s biggest air travel market. The country plans to expand the number of its airlines to cover the need for air travel as tourism grows. Before Deng Xiaoping introduced policies for “reform and opening up”, leisure travel in China is considered as a bourgeois activity. According to the […]