Vietnam’s economic growth likely to expand 6.7 pct in 2021: ADB

Vietnam’s economic growth is expected to rebound to 6.7 percent this year despite the recent resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in nearby countries, and rise to 7 percent in 2022, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021 released on April 28, the ADB said Vietnam’s economic growth will be boosted by export-oriented […]

Asian Development Bank Predicts Positive Economic Growth for Laos

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) projects positive growth for the economy of Laos despite the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Vientiane Times reports that according to the ADB Asian Development Outlook 2021, which was released on Wednesday, the Lao economy is expected to grow by 4.0 percent in 2021, and 4.5 percent in 2022. According […]

China rolls out strict anti-COVID measures at tourist sites ahead of holiday

China expects to see around 250 million domestic travelers during the upcoming holiday. Chinese government officials today announced the stringent implementation of epidemic control measures at tourist sites nationwide ahead of the Labor Day holiday starting on May 1. China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism called on tourist sites to limit the number of visitors […]

Latest announcement from Ministry of Health of Cambodia on April 27, 2021

With the reference to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated on 27th April 2021, the Ministry of Tourism would like to inform all tour operators, tourism associations, private sectors, development partners, organizations, national and international travelers, journalists and the public that in order to prevent the new variants of COVID-19 virus, B1617, that can […]

SUNx Malta & Mekong Tourism to Stage 1st Strong Earth Youth Summit (SEYS) for Asia

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION BANGKOK, 28 APRIL 2021   SUNx Malta & Mekong Tourism to Stage 1st Strong Earth Youth Summit (SEYS) for Asia   SUNx Malta in partnership with the Mekong Tourism Collaboration framework, made up of public sector organization Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and private sector partnership Destination Mekong will host […]

Vietnam receives the first international flights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) announced the resumption of regular international flights next July to the country home to Ha Long Bay, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. The schedule follows the three-phase plan proposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, in which the first only allows charter flights […]

Thailand Aims to Boost Vaccines by 50% So It Can Reopen for Tourists

Thailand aims to boost its vaccine order by more than 50% to 100 million doses this year in a bid to reach herd immunity, as surging local infections threaten to derail plans to reopen borders to tourism and reboot the economy. The government plans to buy 35 million more doses from two or three manufacturers […]

Vietnam Food Travel Map project announced

The Vietnam Food Travel Map project, the first of its kind and developed by culinary artisans and experts, was unveiled during a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on April 1. It will be jointly launched by the Restaurant Association of Vietnam (RAV) together with the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the Tourism and Food Technology Village – Techfest […]

TAT targets expats in bid to resurrect sport tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will organise a golf event targeted at the expatriate community in the country as part of the efforts to restore confidence in domestic tourism. The Amazing Thailand Expat Golf Tournament Series 2021 event will be held on June 4 at Siam Country Club in Chon Buri, Tourism and Sports […]

Govt mulls visa rule overhaul for expats, tourists, investors

The government could revamp immigration rules this year to make it easier for expats and long-term tourists to stay in the country, part of a strategy to boost investment and tourism revenue once the pandemic eases. The proposed changes could mean foreigners would no longer have to file 90-day reports of their whereabouts — a […]