News & Articles of the Week
News & articles that caught our attention over the past week:
A selection of 30 winning photographs submitted to the Mekong River Commission as a part of their first photo contest are now online, depicting scenes from the mighty river and the communities that depend on it. ... Read more about it.
The number of Chinese tourists traveling to Vietnam has topped the four million mark so far this year, almost double the number during 2016. The General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) made the announcement on Wednesday. ... Read more about it.
The number of Chinese tourists visiting Cambodia grew by 46 percent last year as China leapfrogged Vietnam to become the top country of origin of visitors to the Kingdom, according the Ministry of Tourism’s annual report. ... Read more about it.
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) hosted the Asean MICE Conference 2018 at the 37th Asean Tourism Forum in Chiang Mai. Held for the first time in conjunction with Southeast Asia’s most significant annual tourism-promotion event, the conference showcased “MICE Cities”. ... Read more about it.
Minor Hotels is launching a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries. Mekong Kingdoms cruises recreates and elevates the concept of river travel with their fleet of five vessels where guests can enjoy first-class services from gourmet meals to plush cabins with unique, curated experiences both aboard and ashore along the way. ... Read more about it.
Myanmar is seeking to turn the Chinshwehaw border gate with China into an international land point of entry, Minister of Labor, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe was quoted by the official Global New Light of Myanmar as saying Monday. ... Read more about it.
After strong international tourist arrivals in 2017, Airports of Thailand Pcl surpassed Spain’s Aena SA as the world’s most-valuable airport services company. Powered by a 75 percent gain since May 1, the operator of Thailand’s main international airports also passed the 1 trillion baht ($31 billion) market capitalization mark. ... Read more about it.
Industry players forecast tour packages from Asian markets to jump 25 percent in 2018 and 2019, while arrivals from European countries could dip by almost 20pc for the same period. U Khin Zaw, advisor of the Union minister of Hotels and Tourism, told The Myanmar Times on January 3 that the change in arrival pattern was due to the Rakhine crisis. ... Read more about it.
To nominate a destination that you think deserves recognition for their sustainability achievements, please e-mail email@example.com. The deadline for 'early bird' nominations is February 18. ... Read more about it.
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