First Shanghai-Yangon direct flight to open in July

Shanghai-based airlines are competing with each other to open direct flights to popular destinations in Southeast Asia to cap the rising travel demands amid the Belt and Road Initiative. Spring Airlines announced on Tuesday to open the first direct flight between Shanghai and Yangon in Myanmar from July 1. The budget carrier will operate four […]

Thailand to host ACMECS from June 11-15

BANGKOK, 7 June 2019 (NNT) – Thailand will host the 4th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Summit (ACMECS) which allows member countries to exchange information on tourism and discuss investment development. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports will organize the 4th ACMECS on the theme “the River of Life” from June 11-15, 2019, in Chiang Rai. […]

Lao Airlines returns to Phnom Penh

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Lao Airline has confirmed it will reinstate its own direct airline services between the Lao capital and Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Set for the winter timetable, that kicks in this October, the airline will offer a daily service linking the two capital cities. Currently, the airline offers a daily flight to Phnom Penh, but Vietnam […]

TAT, Alipay ink pact to enhance Thailand’s tourism offerings for Chinese visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology have signed a letter of intent (LoI) to form a long-term strategic partnership to offer Chinese tourists more product and service options in the South-east Asian nation. Mobile and online payment platform Alipay, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, is currently in talks with […]

Festival connects ethnics in Vietnamese, Lao border provinces

A culture, sports and tourism festival of ethnic minority groups in Vietnamese and Lao border localities are taking place in A Luoi district, Thua Thien-Hue province. The event attracts more than 600 artisans, artists, and amateur athletes from both sides. They come from Vietnam’s central and Central Highlands provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Tri, Quang […]

Laos: High-speed rail makes progress

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The final concrete span of the first Mekong River rail bridge slotted into place last Saturday the Laos-China Railway Co Ltd confirmed in a report quoted by Xinhua. The China Railway No 8 Engineering Group (CREC-8) reported it has completed the closure of the first span of the Luang Prabang cross-Mekong River railway bridge There […]

Thailand invests over 3 billion USD to bolster links with six nations

The Government of Thailand is striving to turn Thailand into a transport hub for six countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), following an infrastructure development project worth 100 billion baht (over 3 billion USD) in the Thai border provinces. Speaking with reporters on May 10, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said once construction of the facilities […]

ADB boosts support for region

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has vowed to deepen its support for Southeast Asia in development assistance, reflecting the region’s rising stature as a destination for trade and investment. In prioritising Southeast Asia in its assistance, the multilateral lender would get involved in many operations in the region, said Ramesh Subramaniam, the director general of […]

Thailand, Myanmar boost cooperation in tourism development

Thailand and Myanmar have signed a cooperation deal to promote tourism routes connecting ancient cities of the two countries in preparation for a travel boom expected from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar authorities to foster sustainable […]

AirAsia flies to Sihanoukville

AirAsia will launch direct flights from Bangkok to Sihanoukville in Cambodia, effective 1 July. To introduce the new four weekly service the airline offers a special promotional fare starting at THB 990 one-way*. Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s main port town on the Gulf of Thailand coast and is famous for its casinos and resorts at beaches […]