High-Speed Rail Links Kunming and Lijiang in Yunnan Province

The People’s Republic of China launched last month a high-speed rail service between Yunnan province’s capital Kunming and Lijiang, a tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage site. According to local news reports, the new service also connects Dali City, which will host the Mekong Tourism Forum 2019 in May, and Chuxiong Yi prefecture. Located in the southwestern […]

France to help protect Laos’ cultural heritage

A French aid organisation has expressed its intention to help the Lao government protect heritage sites and infrastructure in Savannakhet and Champassak provinces. Director General of the Heritage Department, under the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Thongbay Phothisan, said yesterday that Agence Francaise De Developpement (AFD) has sent a team of French experts […]

Can Tho in Southern Vietnam becomes an international destination for airlines

Proudly contributed by Luc Citrinot

  After Phu Quoc, Haiphong, Dalat and Nha Trang, Can Tho in Vietnam is to welcome from April its first international regular flights. Vietnam air transport is going from record to record each year as more airlines and air routes are added. In 2018, Vietnam’s aviation market recorded 106 million passengers, up 12.9% compared to […]

Cambodia, Myanmar direct flight on the table

Cambodia and Myanmar last week discussed the possibility of establishing a direct flight between the cities of Bagan and Siem Reap, both home to Unesco-listed cultural sites. The issue was discussed on Friday by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn and U Kyaw Tin, Myanmar’s Union Minister for International Cooperation, during the 2nd Meeting of […]

Vietjet spreads wings to Halong Bay

Company contributor TTR Weekly

Vietjet officially welcomed its first flight connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don in Quang Ninh province last week. Vietjet is the second airline to fly to the recently opened Van Don International Airport after Vietnam Airlines introduced service from Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month. Vietjet’s latest route connects the largest city […]

PM keen on cultural, tourism exchange

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that this year will be the year of cultural and tourism exchange between Cambodia and China. Mr Hun Sen also noted that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. “After celebrating the 60th anniversary of Cambodia and China relations, we […]

Laos and China kick off joint tourism campaign in Vientiane

The governments of Laos and China on Friday officially launched Visit Laos-China Year 2019 in the Lao capital of Vientiane. President Bounnhang Vorachit and Chinese President Xi Jinping sent congratulatory messages to each other hailing the joint tourism promotion. Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, and China’s Minister of Culture […]

Chinese Tourists Are Vital For ASEAN Tourism

Senior business players in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) tourist industry will gather from Jan. 14 to 18 in Ha Long city in Vietnam for the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) to discuss the sustainable, inclusive and balanced development of tourism in Southeast Asia. They will certainly discuss Chinese tourists — who are […]

Vietnam, Cambodia should strengthen tourism

Vietnam-Cambodia tourism cooperation has made significant achievements, bringing important socio-economic benefits to each country. The Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh writes that it is high time that Hanoi and Phnom Penh boost this cooperation and push it to a higher level. In recent years, Vietnam and Cambodia’s tourism industry have become areas attracting a lot […]

Scoot launches new Laos route with flights sale

Scoot’s new route to landlocked Laos — neighbouring countries include Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and China — is set to introduce travellers to what the airline describes as a must-see destination. The route’s April launch is being celebrated with a sale that starts at 10 am today and ends at 11.59pm on January 22. Fly from […]