ASEAN commits to tourism recovery

Tourism has been one of the hardest hit sectors by the COVID-19 outbreak last year. In 2020, ASEAN member states preliminary reported that compared to the same period in 2019, the tourism sector suffered a loss of approximately 75.8 per cent in tourism receipts, international arrivals declined by approximately 80.5 per cent, the rate of […]

Discover Laos Today works with Southern Laos to create content that is “Charming by Nature”

Discover Laos Today recently finished a reconnaissance trip to the south of Laos as guests of Southern Laos Tourism. The trip was sponsored by Swiss Contact and the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism. Over 30 days the team from Discover Laos Today explored the five provinces of southern Laos, gathering information as well as shooting video and […]

ASEAN commits to sustainable and inclusive tourism in the region

ASEAN is committed to boost sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism in the region. The commitment was made in the 24th Meeting of the ASEAN Tourism Ministers organised via videoconference under the theme “Unity for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Recovery”. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, led the Cambodian delegation attending the discussion from Sofitel Phnom Penh […]

Ninh Binh bolstering digital transformation in tourism development

  Digital transformation and information technology application have important roles to play in the realisation of northern Ninh Binh province’s tourism development plan, which aims to turn tourism into a spearhead economic sector by 2030, according to the provincial Department of Tourism. The province has taken the initiative in rolling out a smart tourism portal and mobile app […]

Phnom Tbeng to apply for Unesco heritage listing

Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park will be put forward for inclusion in the Unesco World Heritage List, the Ministry of Environment has confirmed. Ministry spoeksamn Neth Pheaktra told Khmer Times yesterday that Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park has been chosen from three others which were previously approved by inter-ministry experts to apply for possible inclusion in the […]

Announcement on ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 (ATF 2022)

The Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia has a great honour to inform the public that Cambodia will host ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2022) on the theme of “ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future” which will be held in Phnom Penh Capital from 16th -22nd January 2022. ATF 2022 incorporates […]


Happy Chinese New Year! The Celebration is generally celebrated by Cambodians with Chinese decent and ethnic Vietnamese yet numerous Cambodians and different outsiders living in Cambodia will likewise join a few pieces of the festival despite the fact that they don’t have any connection to it. The Chinese New Year’s Eve will begin the eleventh […]

Laos bolsters Asean efforts to revive tourism

Laos will actively partner with other ASEAN nations to implement the ASEAN tourism cooperation plan in a bid to revive tourism following the Covid-19 pandemic. Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Ounthuang Khaophanh informed the media of the decision after taking part in the 24th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers held by video […]

Laos records over 21 milion foreign visitors in past five years

More than 21.7 million foreign visitors came to Laos from 2016 to 2020, an increase of 17.7 per cent compared to the previous five years. Laos has considerable untapped potential to further promote tourism, according to the report submitted by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism to the recent 11th Congress of the Lao […]

Nominations for 2021 Mekong Hero open

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Nominations for 2021 Mekong Hero open Former Ministers of Tourism from Thailand and Myanmar to co-chair Selection Committee Bangkok, February 8, 2021:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ program (, which was launched in 2020, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to celebrate passionate individuals in Mekong […]