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 […]

Technology Could Make Aging a ‘Silver Dividend’ for Asia’s Economies

Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt technology policies that improve elderly people’s health, extend skills and working lives, and facilitate job matching, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Asian Economic Integration Report 2019/2020 (AEIR): Demographic Change, Productivity, and the […]

‘Amazing Asean’ is next chapter in tourism success story

Tourism in Southeast Asia remains healthy despite the global economic slowdown, but this regional success story will only continue if Asean countries ramp up cooperation, experts say. Morragotwong Phumplab, assistant professor at Thammasat University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts, said the tourism sector in every Asean country boasts unique qualities that lure international visitors to the […]

Two Chinese airlines start direct flights from Yangon

Yangon Aerodrome Co Ltd, operator of Yangon International Airport (YIA), has announced the launch of Qingdao Airlines’ direct flight between Yangon and Ningbo in Zhejiang, China. Qingdao Airlines will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity for 180 passengers for the new service that will operate every Monday and Friday between Yangon and Ningbo, […]

Ruili Airlines starts direct flight between Yangon and Yunnan’s Dehong

Chinese service carrier Ruili Airlines has started its second direct flight, this time connecting Yangon and Dehong, Yunnan Province, on Sunday. Ruili Airlines will be flying four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Yangon International Airport (YIA) to Dehong, the airport said in a statement. The airline will be flying a Boeing […]