News & Articles of the Week
News & articles that caught our attention over the past week:
‘Transforming travel, transforming lives’ slips off the tongue easily enough, but it’s a theme that could prove to be a tall order for the Mekong Tourism Forum, due to meet 26 to 29 June in Nakhon Phanom, a town bordering Laos on the banks of the Mekong River. ... Read more about it.
Try Pheap, a high-profile luxury timber exporter and owner of Try Pheap Group, signed a cooperation agreement with China’s Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group to conduct a feasibility study on the construction a deep-sea port in Kampot province. ... Read more about it.
Vietnam will renew visa exemptions for a three-year period for the citizens of five Western European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Accordingly, citizens from the five aforementioned countries will continue to enjoy visa exemptions to enter Vietnam up to 2020 after the expiration of the visa-free policy in June this year. ... Read more about it.
The Lao government is set to enhance the quality of tourism services to attract more foreign tourists, especially from China, local daily Vientiane Times reported. Tourist arrivals in Laos reached 3.86 million in 2017, decreasing from 4.23 million in 2016. This year, the figure is expected to increase to about 5 million. ... Read more about it.
The Fifth International Exhibition for Food and Drink, Hotel, Restaurant, Bakery and Food Service Equipment, Supplies and Services will be held in Yangon on June 6-8 at Myanmar Event Park in Mindama, Yangon. ... Read more about it.
China is offering $1.7 million to a six-country group along the Mekong River to boost regional trade and ease concerns about Beijing’s massive hydroelectric dam projects along the waterway. China signed a memorandum of understanding for the money with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. ... Read more about it.
Data provided by a travel service platform indicates that air tickets to Bangkok saw the largest number of bookings when compared to other overseas destinations during the three-day May Day holiday. For two consecutive years, Bangkok has replaced London and Paris to become the most frequented tourist destination in the world. ... Read more about it.
Cambodia’s three main international airports welcomed about 3 million passengers in the first quarter of the year, a rise of 26.1% thanks to the increased number of new airlines from China and the opening of new routes. ... Read more about it.
The Experience Mekong Collection seeks to showcase the most innovative responsible and sustainable travel businesses in the Greater Mekong Subregion, as part of our Mekong Responsible Travel commitment. Please nominate your favourite businesses. ... Read more about it.
The property has the DNA of a luxurious hideaway while honouring its responsibilities towards the Siem Reap community, the Khmer Arts & Music World, its people and our environment. Jaya House RiverPark has been partnering with Coola-Products & together took a lead on dealing with plastic waste in Cambodia. ... Read more about it.
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