ADB helps Vietnam boost inclusive growth in secondary towns

Agreements for the Second Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project were signed on August 15 between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the provincial People’s Committees of Hoa Binh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. The signing of these specific pacts came after the ADB and the Ministry […]

Cambodia, Thailand to strengthen tourism ties

The 5th Cambodia-Thailand Tourism Technical Working Group Meeting concluded yesterday with the countries pledging to strengthen cooperation to attract more tourists. During the meeting, held in Thailand’s Trat province over three days, the two countries agreed to work together to facilitate tourist travel, particularly by promoting the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Single Visa […]

Vietnam speeds up tourism cooperation with Southeast Asian countries

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism hosted the sixth Meeting of Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Southern Tourism Corridor with representatives of tourism agencies from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. The Southern tourism corridor is an important transport route of the Greater […]

JC International adds Yangon route

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JC International Airlines, a Chinese owned airline operating out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will launch a new service to Yangon 15 August. It will mark the first direct flight between Yangon the commercial capital of Myanmar and Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia. The airline also identified on its network chart a triangle route from Phnom […]

Bangkok Airways expands in Cambodia

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Bangkok Airways is planning a new service from its home base Bangkok to Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Due to start 1 January 2020, Airlineroute timetable information confirms the airline will offer a daily service using a 70-seat ATR72. The daily flight will depart from Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok in 1155 and arrive in Sihanoukville in 1340. […]

IndiGo to launch Hanoi flights

IndiGo says it has received clearance from the Vietnam air regulator to launch flights to Hanoi. It will soon ‘be putting the flight out for sale,’ said IndiGo chief commercial officer, William Boulter, and is also eyeing a new service to Ho Chi Minh City. It will announce details of the flight launch soon, it […]

China meeting highlights Mekong-Lancang views on cooperation

Strengthening regional cooperation was the focus of the 3rd Seminar for Media Officials and Journalists from Mekong-Lancang Countries held in Kunming, Yunnan province, China from July 21-29. Media professionals from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand attended the event which aimed to enhance collaboration among the countries. As China is one of six states that share […]

Vietnam’s Phu Cat airport goes international in September

Vietnam’s Phu Cat airport will be ready for international flights come September after recently completing upgrades to the tarmac, domestic terminal and radar system. The airport has drawn upon VND10 billion ($429,000) funding from Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) for terminal repairs and upgrades, and all work will be completed by the end of August. That will […]

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 […]

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 […]