TAT to encourage Green Tourism with ‘Green a-la-carte’ product

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching a new tourism product, ‘Green-a-la-carte’, to build market awareness on ‘Green Tourism’ opportunities in Thailand. The project is an extension of the TAT’s existing ‘7 Greens’ that planted the seed of green tourism activities in Thailand. Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool, TAT Executive Director of Tourism Products Department, said. […]

Govt calls for sustainable tourism investments in Tanintharyi

Amid a rise in the number of Chinese tourists and so-called zero-dollar tours to Myanmar in recent months, the government is now calling for sustainable and quality investments for Tanintharyi Region’s tourism industry. U Thaung Tun, chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission and Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and U Ohn Maung, Minister […]

WWF Thailand pushes for sustainable tourism and preservation

An animal lover, nature lover and a Thai national, CEO of World Wide Fund-Thailand, Natalie Phaholyothin is particularly proud of Thailand’s national environment and wildlife heritage. “We have 127 national parks, which is quite a high number, and that in itself should be an indication of the potential for Thailand to become more of a […]

Ha Long Bay introducing tour boat plastic ban

A pilot project will roll out in Ha Long Bay to help rid the UNESCO heritage site of plastic pollution. The bay’s popularity has led to mountains of coastal and offshore garbage and now the cruise industry is banning the use of some plastic products on sightseeing boats, starting August 1. The management board of […]

Thailand’s official position on Wildlife Protection

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn had his PR team providing a self-made interview on Thailand’s stand on protection of wildlife. The TAT release states: Q: What is the history of Thailand in relation to elephants? The role of the elephant in Thailand has been a long one that we’re not really sure […]

Tourism startup eyes Cambodia operations

Vietnamese startup I Love Asia Tour, which provides female motorbike tours in Vietnam and Laos, is planning to enter Cambodian market next month. “With the goal of expanding into Laos, Cambodia and Asia, I Love Asia Tour wants to take the women-entrepreneur model further, offering opportunities to Asian women, and enhancing their roles and contribution […]

Unlocking Tourism Potential in Cambodia’s Coastal Region

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Cambodia has long stretches of pristine beaches. However, tourism is highly concentrated in the area around the temples of Angkor. To spread the economic benefits of tourism, the Asian Development Bank is helping the Ministry of Tourism promote coastal tourism by improving infrastructure and environmental management. #Cambodia #ADB #tourism #development #sustainabletourism Source: https://www.adb.org/news/videos/unlocking-tourism-potential-cambodia-s-coastal-region

MTCO to visit Experience Mekong Collection members in Viet Nam

Visiting Experience Mekong Collection members in Hanoi, Vietnam: Dao’s Care, Tohe Style, Omamori Spa, Zo Project, KOTO Training Restaurants, Oriberry Coffee, Linh Nguyen (Mr Linh), Ecohost Vietnam Developing an active community of small responsible travel businesses and social enterprises is a key initiative of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office to promote sustainable tourism and inclusive growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Our Experience Mekong Collection now has […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade – Chiang Mai, Thailand

 Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade – Chiang Mai, Thailand   Thai Tribal Crafts Fair Trade has a huge selection of reasonably-priced traditional crafts sourced from the various indigenous people groups of Thailand. It was impressed to learn that all their products are designed and produced locally. This is an […]

CNN to beam Vietnam’s cultural heritages to global audiences

CNN will air a special program featuring Vietnam’s traditional music, art and culinary heritages, focusing on those keeping these alive. The program, entitled ‘The Keepers,’ will comprise a series of eight 30-minute episodes that will take global viewers on a special journey to meet Vietnamese artisans and craftsmen struggling hard to preserve traditional crafts passed […]