Myanmar, Thai to open No.2 Friendship Bridge in April

Myanmar-Thai(Myawaddy-Mae Soat) No.2 Friendship Bridge will be opened in the first week of April, according to the sources. The new Bridge is aimed at facilitating transport of people and goods and vehicle travel among the six member countries of the Greater Mekong sub-region: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China. With the aim to open […]

Emirates to link Phnom Penh, Bangkok with new daily service

Dubai airline announces the plan to link Cambodian, Thai cities with new flight fro June 1. Emirates Airways will link Phnom Penh and Bangkok with a new daily service set to launch on June 1. The service from Dubai to Phnom Penh, via Bangkok, will provide passengers travelling between the capital cities of Cambodia and […]

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

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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 […]