Bagan to host Mekong Tourism Forum

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Myanmar has switched the 2020 venue for the annual Mekong Tourism Forum from Mandalay to the World Heritage town of Bagan. The decision to change the venue to Bagan was made by Myanmar’s Minister of Hotels and Tourism, U Ohn Maung, following meetings with travel industry leaders and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office executive director […]

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn had his PR team providing a self-made interview on Thailand’s stand on protection of wildlife. The TAT release states: Q: What is the history of Thailand in relation to elephants? The role of the elephant in Thailand has been a long one that we’re not really sure […]

Thailand’s New Tourism Minister to Make Visitor Safety First Priority

Thailand’s newly appointed Tourism and Sports Minister has told a media briefing that his most urgent task will the setting of visitor safety standards to regain the confidence of foreign tourists. Pipat Ratchakitprakan said his ministry would engage tourist police and volunteers to supervise visitor safety in Thailand’s tourism communities. He said his new initiative […]

Vietnam and Thailand top Asia Pacific destinations for Russians

Vietnam is becoming one of the top destinations in the Asia Pacific region for Russian visitors, with favourite Thailand still a close second, according to global travel analysis firm ForwardKeys. The ForwardKeys survey reports that Vietnam saw the highest increase in Russian market seat capacity at 153%, followed by Thailand and the Maldives, which saw […]

Ministry launches tourism app

The Ministry of Tourism yesterday launched a mobile application that gives tourists quick access to information about Cambodia. Called ‘Kingdom of Wonder’, the application was presented to the public with much fanfare at Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre. The event, which also featured the seminar ‘Cambodia Tourism Destination Promotion through Digital System’, was […]

Tourism startup eyes Cambodia operations

Vietnamese startup I Love Asia Tour, which provides female motorbike tours in Vietnam and Laos, is planning to enter Cambodian market next month. “With the goal of expanding into Laos, Cambodia and Asia, I Love Asia Tour wants to take the women-entrepreneur model further, offering opportunities to Asian women, and enhancing their roles and contribution […]

Unlocking Tourism Potential in Cambodia’s Coastal Region

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Cambodia has long stretches of pristine beaches. However, tourism is highly concentrated in the area around the temples of Angkor. To spread the economic benefits of tourism, the Asian Development Bank is helping the Ministry of Tourism promote coastal tourism by improving infrastructure and environmental management. #Cambodia #ADB #tourism #development #sustainabletourism Source: https://www.adb.org/news/videos/unlocking-tourism-potential-cambodia-s-coastal-region

Tourism Minister calls for more direct flights in Asean

Cambodia Tourism Minister Thong Khon is calling for more direct flights between Asean countries. The minister made the call during the opening of the 50th Asean National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) Meeting in Siem Reap. Cambodia hosted the annual event on July 10-12. In attendance were tourism officials and representatives from the ten Asean countries. The […]

Overseas tour operators explore opportunities in Laos

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is hosting a weeklong familiarisation trip to Borikhamxay and Khammuan provinces to show foreign tour operators and media the natural beauty of these areas. The familiarisation trip, titled “The Loop” is taking place from July 12-17 and brings together 12 representatives of tour operators and media from Malaysia, […]

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam intensify tourism connectivity

The building of a plan on tourism development at the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area was the main topic of a seminar in Pleiku city, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, on July 15. The plan targets sustainable tourism development and tourism connectivity between the three countries, thus helping to spur socio-economic development in the […]