AirAsia mulling new Cambodian airline brand

Budget airline group AirAsia hopes to spread its wings to Cambodia with a new joint venture. AirAsia’s Group president Bo Lingam is keen to set up a new Cambodia AirAsia affiliate and the Cambodian government is receptive to the idea. Lingam held initial talks with civil aviation minister Mao Havanall last week. He sees promise […]

Vietnam Airlines commits to promote tourism

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will collaborate with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines to boost the introduction of Vietnamese tourism to the world, following a Memorandum of Understanding signed between two sides in Hanoi on December 24. Accordingly, the two agencies will work together in 2020-22 to promote the image of the country on mass […]

Minister calls for Mekong collaboration

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Wednesday called for further collaboration in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) for more attractive investment, trade and tourism in the region. The appeal was made at the 3rd Greater Mekong Subregion Cross Border Transport Facilitation Agreement Joint Committee Retreat in Phnom Penh. The event was attended […]

flydubai Launches Flights to Myanmar

Dubai-based airline flydubai today launched flights to Yangon, Myanmar, expanding its network to include Southeast Asia. The new daily flights are codeshared with Emirates and will operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB). On board the inaugural flight was a senior delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent […]

Vietnam, Laos further co-operation in culture, tourism

Vietnam and Laos have agreed to further co-operation in culture and tourism at a talk between the officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos. The Vietnamese delegation was headed by Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien and the Lao delegation by Minister Kikeo […]

Vietnamese carriers keen to fly to Thailand amid tourism boom

Vietnamese airlines are increasing the number of flights to Thailand to cash in on a two-way boom in tourism. Thailand was Vietnam’s fastest growing tourist market in the first 11 months of this year, with arrivals increasing by a whopping 47.1 percent to 451,000, according to the General Statistics Office. In comparison, the numbers from […]

TAT, ASEANTA join forces to promote tourism in SE Asia

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have signed an MoU with ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) to develop tourism in South-east Asian countries, including Thailand. Under the deal, both parties will work to raise awareness and promote a better understanding of the tourism industry among their members and network, as well as develop personnel capabilities and […]

Mekong countries agree to strengthen tourism cooperation

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have agreed to boost tourism cooperation, including improving infrastructure and marketing techniques and developing human resources. During the 44th GMS Tourism Working Group Meeting, held last week in Siem Reap, the six countries that form GMS signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation in tourism and attract more tourists to each […]

Airbnb and TAT drive travel to the unknown

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Nong Saeng, Doi Phuiko, Wang Thong and many more unknown destinations in Thailand are set to benefit from a collaboration deal between Airbnb and the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The deal will see the launch of the Beyond Big Cities website created by the two organisations. Leveraging of Airbnb’s digital technology expertise the site will […]

New inbound flights raise prospects for Myanmar tourism

Tourism players are hopeful that a string of new flights will boost inbound tourism to Myanmar. In recent months, a number of airlines have started operating new routes connecting China with Myanmar, with other international airlines announcing imminent flights. Chinese destinations include new routes to Hangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan. Last month, Indian LCC IndiGo Airlines […]