Discover Laos Today works with Southern Laos to create content that is “Charming by Nature”

Discover Laos Today recently finished a reconnaissance trip to the south of Laos as guests of Southern Laos Tourism. The trip was sponsored by Swiss Contact and the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism. Over 30 days the team from Discover Laos Today explored the five provinces of southern Laos, gathering information as well as shooting video and […]

ASEAN commits to sustainable and inclusive tourism in the region

ASEAN is committed to boost sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism in the region. The commitment was made in the 24th Meeting of the ASEAN Tourism Ministers organised via videoconference under the theme “Unity for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Recovery”. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, led the Cambodian delegation attending the discussion from Sofitel Phnom Penh […]

Laos bolsters Asean efforts to revive tourism

Laos will actively partner with other ASEAN nations to implement the ASEAN tourism cooperation plan in a bid to revive tourism following the Covid-19 pandemic. Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Mr Ounthuang Khaophanh informed the media of the decision after taking part in the 24th Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers held by video […]

Nominations for 2021 Mekong Hero open

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Nominations for 2021 Mekong Hero open Former Ministers of Tourism from Thailand and Myanmar to co-chair Selection Committee Bangkok, February 8, 2021:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ program (www.MekongHeroes.com), which was launched in 2020, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to celebrate passionate individuals in Mekong […]

TAT “SEXY” Concept promotes safe and sustainable travel in Thailand´s new normal

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is planning a tourism recovery strategy aimed at promoting safe and sustainable travel in Thailand’s new normal post-COVID-19 era, under a ‘SEXY’ tourism concept. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said “All four key focuses under this ‘SEXY’ tourism concept reflect Thailand’s current new normal tourism direction towards safe and sustainable […]

Environment Ministry seeks to boost ecotourism

The Ministry of Environment and Tour Guides Association are working together to better manage tourism in protected areas. Minister Say Samal said that he held a meeting with tour guides to also identify more protected areas which had the potential for ecotourism. He said tour guides had to look for areas highly valued for biodiversity […]

Stay Thai, Your Style! Airbnb unveils domestic travel campaign for Thailand

As part of Airbnb’s ongoing commitment and in support of the government’s efforts to help drive Thailand’s tourism recovery, Airbnb has launched a domestic travel campaign, ‘Stay ไทย Style เรา’ (Stay Thai, Your Style). The campaign highlights Thailand’s incredible diversity of travel offerings and encourages Thais and residents to explore the Kingdom this festive season in […]

Sustainable tourism a big drawcard for luxury travellers

Tourism players are being urged not to forget sustainability amid the pandemic as research reveals it remains a top priority for luxury travellers. Speaking at the virtual ILTM World Tour Asia Pacific, Meryam Schneider, vice president of marketing and partnerships at luxury and wealth researcher ALTIANT, said the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of […]

Eco-tourism gets gov’t boost

The Ministry of Environment is working to spur local economic development by organising small-scale tourism products in communities to provide new jobs and boost local incomes. The ministry hopes the idea will reduce dependence on forest harvesting and help protect the environment. Environment minister Say Sam Al announced the initiative in a Facebook post while […]