Technology Could Make Aging a ‘Silver Dividend’ for Asia’s Economies

Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Asian Economic Integration Report 2019/2020 (AEIR): Demographic Change, Productivity, and the […]

KMIT develops innovations to improve Thai street food

King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus has introduced three culinary innovations to enhance the safety of street food and promote tourism, including a robot that cooks barbequed pork. The institute has also developed cooking courses for beginners and vendors who want to improve the quality, taste and hygiene of street food. The prototype robotic arm, […]

TOURISM HAS GENERATED 20% OF TOTAL WORLD EMPLOYMENT SINCE 2013

Tourism is a great contribution to the world economy. Large emerging economies, including developed ones, depend largely on the tourism industry. Countries such as the US, France, and Spain fight over leadership in this sector with the aim of positioning themselves as the world’s first tourist power, which to say the least, is a very […]

MTCO Executive Director to attend and present at the Managing for Development Results International Seminar in Argentina

What an incredible learning experience to hear the experiences of top experts from the Asian Development Bank – ADB, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and senior government officials about the progress of the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. A great honour to give the keynote presentation on how the SDGs connect to […]

Tourism and Hospitality: Answering the demand for skilled Khmers

The rise in number of foreign tourists in the kingdom also means an increase in the number of job opportunities for Khmers. However, has this demand for skilled workers in the industry been met? A newly opened vocational training school in Phnom Penh tries to provide an answer, write Agnes Alpuerto and Say Tola. Over the years, Cambodia […]

Myanmar tourism personnel to receive training in China

Myanmar will send a total of 40 Myanmar’s top tourism management personnel to receive training at the 18th seminar for China-ASEAN tourism personal education and training base in China on Nov. 18-28. The selected tourism personnel are from China Tourism Service Association in Myanmar, Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF), Myanmar Tour Guide Association (MTGA), Myanmar Chinese […]

Tourism pushes up employment in Laos

The Lao tourism industry employs 114,000 people and is considered a top revenue earner of the country. According to the latest report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) cited by the Vientiane Times, tourism employment is expected to hit 121,000 or three percent of the Lao workforce in 2028. Lao Deputy Minister of […]

Tourism creating wealth of job opportunities for Lao people

The United Nations’ World Travel and Tourism Council unveiled its latest report recently, which indicated that tourism has directly resulted in 114,000 jobs being created in Laos. This is expected to rise to 121,000 jobs in 2028, which will represent about 3 percent of total employment. As a whole, tourism and related services have generated […]

Educational Travel Sector in Myanmar Taking Shape

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In an effort to develop a new market segment in Myanmar tourism industry, Myanmar Experiences Center (MEX) is pioneering to develop tailor-made educational travel products in the country. MEX is an offspring of Yangon based Mira Travels which conceptualized the project during Tourism Export Coaching Program organized by the Netherland’s Centre for Promotion of Developing […]

After Bumpy 2017, Tourism Sector Looks for Clear Skies

Myanmar’s tourism sector has been booming since the country began opening its doors to the outside world in 2011, after decades of isolation under military rule. Tourist arrivals surged from 800,000 in 2011 to 4.7 million in 2015. But the sector had a setback late last year with the outbreak of violence in Rakhine State, […]